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The Fruit Salads You Need to Make Right Now

Be the one who makes the fruit salads everyone talks about this summer. Here's what we see getting all the buzz these days.

What's Hot: Eat the Rainbow

Perfect Summer Fruit Salad

Instagram loves this eye-candy of a salad. Full of antioxidant-rich berries, juicy grapes, and pineapple — quite possibly this summer's fruit of the moment — and all pulled together with a citrusy glaze for another layer of sweet bliss.

Perfect Summer Fruit Salad

Photo by RainbowJewels

Summer Fruit Salad with a Lemon, Honey, and Mint Dressing

Going to the farmers' market? Nab some locally sourced honey to sweeten the minty lemon dressing for this super-juicy watermelon, berry, peach, and grape salad.

Learn how to pick out and cut up a watermelon, and see how to cut up a peach.

What's Hot: Boozy Fruit (for Adults Only)

Drunken Grapefruit Salad

Ride the trend of soaking fruit in spirits with this gin-splashed grapefruit salad. It's like day drinking with a fork.

Drunken Grapefruit Salad

Photo by Wyattdogster

Summer Fruit Salad with Whipped Cream

Boozy fruit strikes again. This luscious little number is flavored with raspberry liqueur, both in the salad and the whipped cream topping. Serve it up and get ready to humble brag.

Summer Fruit Salad

Photo by lutzflcat

Get tips for making whipped cream, and try whipped coconut cream for your dairy-free friends. They'll love you for it.

Mojito Fruit Salad

If you're mad for mojitos, this colorful salad offers up a dressing made of mint, sugar, and lime juice all muddled together. Don't be surprised if you're tempted to splash in some white rum.

Mojito Fruit Salad

Photo by Joanna Cuevas

What's Hot: Grilled Fruit is Smokin' Hot, Literally

Grilled Tequila-Cilantro Pineapple

Magic happens when fruit meets fire. The natural sugars get all intensely caramelized and the fruit itself seems to get juicier. And then there's that subtle smokiness, not to mention those gorgeous grill marks. Can you tell we're loving this?

Grilled Tequila-Cilantro Pineapple

Photo by linda2d

Grilled Fruit Salad

Smoky sweet grilled fruit is so hot this summer. And we say why not? In this salad, pineapple, apple, raspberries, and banana get all fired up, then a touch of chocolate melts into the fruit, elevating it to dessert-level deliciousness.

What's Hot: Tropical Trends

Pina Colada Fruit Salad

If you think you're seeing pineapple everywhere you look, you're right. Like in this pineapple-packed piña colada salad with its creamy, coconutty dressing. We won't tell if you sprinkle a little booze in there, too.

Pina Colada Fruit Salad

Photo by abapplez

Mango Madness Salad

This summer, if it's not about pineapples, then it's about mangoes. Here's a salad that pairs mangoes with ripe summer berries, douses them with lime juice, and finishes the whole thing with cilantro. Yes, please!

Learn 3 ways to cut up a mango.


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About Vanessa Greaves

Good food, friends, and fun are always on the menu. Find me as foodelicious on Allrecipes and vanny.gee on Instagram (but only if you don't mind cat pics and cocktails).