Get ready to wow your guests with these 21 fruit salads that will take your summer BBQ to the next level. Forget the same old sides—these vibrant, fresh, and delicious salads are a game changer. From sweet and savory combos to unexpected pairings, there’s something here to surprise everyone with just how good a fruit salad can be.

A bowl of colorful fruit salad containing strawberries, grapes, blueberries, pineapple, kiwi, and orange slices, with wooden serving utensils. Nearby, there are lime halves and a small bowl of zest.
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Summer Fruit Panzanella

Summer fruit panzanella salad in a glass bowl with smaller bowls on the side.
Summer Fruit Panzanella. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

This summer fruit panzanella mixes sweet cherries, blueberries, grilled nectarines, and toasted blueberry muffins with a citrus dressing. Great for spooning over yogurt, vanilla ice cream, or enjoying on its own.
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Easy Berry Fruit Salad

Easy Berry Fruit Salad. Photo credit: In the Kids Kitchen.

Fresh and flavorful, this berry fruit salad with citrus dressing is perfect for brunch, lunchbox treats, or a healthy dessert. A refreshing choice for hot summer days.
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Summer Fruit Salad

Summer Fruit Salad. Photo credit: Recipes From a Pantry.

Packed with pineapple, mango, oranges, and peaches, this salad brings a taste of summer to every bite.
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Simple Fruit Salad Recipe

Simple Fruit Salad Recipe. Photo credit: The Clean Eating Couple.

Easy to make with only seven ingredients, this fruit salad is a refreshing and simple summer treat.
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Stone Fruit Salad with Goat Cheese and Honey

Stone Fruit Salad with Goat Cheese and Honey. Photo credit: Chenée Today.

This salad combines nectarines, plums, and peaches with goat cheese, mint, toasted almonds, and a honey-lemon dressing. Perfect for summer gatherings.
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Rainbow Fruit Salad with Honey Lime Dressing

Rainbow Fruit Salad with Honey Lime Dressing. Photo credit: Lauren Fit Foodie.

Filled with a mix of fresh fruits and covered in a honey lime dressing, this salad is great for potlucks, BBQs, or as a side with sandwiches.
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Ruby Red Summer Fruit Salad

Ruby Red Summer Fruit Salad. Photo credit: Style and Grace.

Great any time of day, this salad pairs well with fresh muffins for breakfast or as a lighter side to grilled chicken or salmon.
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Fruit Salad with Lemon Poppy Seed Dressing

Fruit Salad with Lemon Poppy Seed Dressing. Photo credit: A Cedar Spoon.

Strawberries, blueberries, mango, kiwi, and orange come together with mint and a lemon poppy seed dressing. Perfect for BBQs and get-togethers.
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Simple Citrus Salad

Simple Citrus Salad. Photo credit: Mandi of the Mountains.

Featuring fresh grapefruits, oranges, and mandarins dressed with honey, this salad is perfect in winter or summer, depending on the oranges available.
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Mango Avocado Salad

Mango Avocado Salad. Photo credit: Craving Something Healthy.

This salad combines vibrant colors and fresh flavors with a coconut, lime, and curry dressing. Fast and easy to make with precut mango slices.
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Watermelon and Feta Salad

Watermelon and Feta Salad. Photo credit: Ramona’s Cuisine.

One of the most refreshing summer combos, this salad mixes sweet watermelon with salty feta for a light and tasty dish.
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Mojito Fruit Salad

Mojito Fruit Salad. Photo credit: The Slow Roasted Italian.

Inspired by mojito flavors, this fruit salad with lime, mint, and honey is great for picnics, potlucks, and barbecues.
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Best Summer Fruit Salad with Vanilla Dressing

Best Summer Fruit Salad with Vanilla Dressing. Photo credit: The Slow Roasted Italian.

Tossed in a homemade cinnamon vanilla syrup, this fruit salad is a new staple for family gatherings and picnics.
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Simple Thai Mango Salad

Simple Thai Mango Salad. Photo credit: Two Kooks In The Kitchen.

Featuring ripe mango, bean sprouts, green onions, and peppers in a sweet and spicy dressing, this salad is ready in just 10 minutes.
Get the Recipe: Simple Thai Mango Salad

Easy Tropical Fruit Salad

Easy Tropical Fruit Salad. Photo credit: Two Kooks In The Kitchen.

With just four ingredients and 12 minutes of prep, this vibrant fruit salad is a refreshing end to any meal or a great appetizer in mini cups.
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Beet, Watermelon and Feta Salad Recipe

Beet, Watermelon and Feta Salad Recipe. Photo credit: Gennifer Rose.

This beet, watermelon, and feta salad is a great addition to your summer picnic table. The sweet and savory flavors work well together, and the bright presentation adds color to any meal. Perfect as a light side dish for BBQs, sandwiches, burgers, and kabobs.
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Strawberry Poppyseed Salad Recipe

The Ultimate Copycat Panera Strawberry Poppyseed Salad Recipe. Photo credit: Intentionally Eat.

Enjoy the flavors of summer with this copycat Panera strawberry poppyseed salad. Packed with fresh fruits, crunchy pecans, and a creamy dairy-free dressing, it’s great for lunch, dinner, or your next potluck. Taste the sunshine in every bite!
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Javanese Asinan Buah (Indonesian Pickled Mango from Bogor)

Javanese Asinan Buah (Indonesian Pickled Mango from Bogor). Photo credit: The Cinnamon Snail.

This fast and flavorful Asinan Buah recipe features the crunch of unripe green mangoes, crisp Persian cucumbers, and the sweetness of jicama in a spicy brine. Garnished with fried peanuts, shallots, and cilantro, it’s a perfect side for grilled or fried foods.
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Rujak Serut (Indonesian Sweet Potato Salad)

Rujak Serut (Indonesian Sweet Potato Salad). Photo credit: The Cinnamon Snail.

Rujak Serut is a shaved salad with shredded jicama, sweet potato, green mango, pomegranate, and pineapple, all in a tart tamarind dressing. This easy recipe adds fresh flavors to your favorite grilled foods.
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Strawberry Goat Cheese Salad

Strawberry Goat Cheese Salad. Photo credit: The Littlest Crumb.

This strawberry goat cheese salad is perfect for spring and summer. Made with fresh strawberries, goat cheese, spinach, walnuts, and pine nuts, it’s drizzled with a homemade balsamic vinaigrette with a hint of cinnamon. Great for a refreshing meal.
Get the Recipe: Strawberry Goat Cheese Salad

Watermelon Bacon Salad

Watermelon bacon salad garnished with basil leaves on a white plate.
Watermelon Bacon Salad. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

This watermelon bacon salad is a refreshing summer dish with a fun, salty, crunchy kick. Perfect for adding a unique twist to your summer party spread.
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