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7 Fruit Salad Recipe

7 Fruit Salad Recipe

A tongue-tingling lime dressing complements the colorful variety of fruit in this delightful salad. It's always a hit at summer get-togethers. It looks beautiful on a buffet and is very refreshing on a hot day.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling YIELD:8-10 servings


  • 1/2 cup lime juice
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 medium nectarines, thinly sliced
  • 1 large firm banana, thinly sliced
  • 1 pint blueberries
  • 1 pint fresh strawberries, sliced
  • 1-1/2 cups watermelon balls
  • 1 cup green grapes
  • 1 kiwifruit, peeled and chopped


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the lime juice, water and sugar; stir until sugar is dissolved. Add nectarines and banana; toss to coat.
  • 2. In a 2-1/2-qt. glass bowl, combine the remaining fruits. Add nectarine mixture; stir gently. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour. Serve with a slotted spoon. Yield: 8-10 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 116 calories, 1 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 2 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 1 g protein.

Reviews for 7 Fruit Salad

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Reviewed Apr. 7, 2016

"I still have the print issue of this from the 90s. In that version they called for rinsed, canned mandarin oranges not nectarines. The combination of lime juice, water and sugar is amazing! I omit the watermelon personally. Everyone loves this and asks for it often when I am bringing a dish. Nobody ever guesses that the key to the flavor is lime juice. This is the only fruit salad recipe I ever use. But I have to say here in PA it is best made when all of the fruits are starting to actually come in season. And I use red or purple grapes. Green just don't do it for me."

Reviewed May. 31, 2014

"This was very tasty. Next time I will cut back on the lime juice a little. I took this to a party and everyone really enjoyed it! I will definitely be making this again!"

Reviewed Jan. 25, 2014

"Excellent recipe! I have had chef's ask me for this recipe because it is so delicious and the flavor is out of this world. Did I mention it is easy!"

Reviewed Sep. 19, 2013

"I felt the natural flavor of the fruit was masked by the lime. In the future I think I will look for a salad that has a sauce you can serve on the side."

Reviewed Jul. 6, 2013

"This a crowd favorite, very tasty and easy to make. A great salad for the summertime."

Reviewed May. 26, 2013

"Family and extended family ass for this at every family gathering."

Reviewed Apr. 16, 2012

"here's another way to prepare it-when I sent in this recipe to TOH magizine years ago, the directions called for it to be layered with the bananas, kiwi and sweet cherries on top as a garnish (the cherries were left off when it was published). the layers look pretty in a tall glass bowl."

Reviewed Apr. 6, 2012

"Whenever I make this fruit salad I'm asked what's on it. The lime, sugar and water just perk up the fruit. DELICIOUS!"

Reviewed Sep. 27, 2009

"I've been making this for several years now - it is a very good, easy and simple, refreshing salad. I make it the night before except for the bananas, adding them just before seving for a great breakfast go-along. I like the idea of the Margurita mix - I'll try it!"

Reviewed Jul. 4, 2009

"I made this last summer & it was terrific I didn't have lime juice so I substituted Margurita mix & it was awesome so good that I have to make it for the 4th Sue Indianola Pa"

Reviewed Jun. 19, 2009

"This DOES sound refreshing."

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