There are the mushy, soggy fruit salads you reluctantly ate as a kid out of respect for your parents’ effort—what a good child you were—and then there are these fruit salad recipes. Full of texture, flavor, and, perhaps, some surprising ingredient combos, these side dishes can hold their own at the dinner table. There are summer fruit salads and winter fruit salads so that you can do right by seasonal fruits: fresh pineapple, blueberries, kiwi, blackberries, mandarin oranges, raspberries, and more. There are sweet fruit salads and savory fruit salads. There are fruit salads fit for brunch and those that pair perfectly with BBQ. And don’t sleep on fruit chaat.
Have we said “fruit salads” enough? Okay, let’s get to it: Here are our 31 best fresh fruit salads, no frozen fruit or marshmallows allowed.