Recipe: Easiest Summer Fruit Salad

published Jun 22, 2018
Easiest Summer Fruit Salad
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One of the greatest things about summer eating is its simplicity. Just grab a peach or a handful of berries and you know you’re about to bite into something scrumptious.

And that’s it, right? Why bother doing anything else? Well, because you can go one step further and yield something so much greater than the sum of its parts. This easy summer fruit salad is proof of that. It takes so little effort for such high returns — which should be the motto of summer cooking!

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Watermelon — the official “school’s out!” fruit — is the salad’s base. (Eating it in season is nothing like the ever-present melon chunks you find in food bars in February.) Add in sliced strawberries and a few handfuls of blueberries, and you’re on your way to peak summertime in a bowl.

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Make a Dressing

We don’t typically think of salad dressing when it comes to fruit salad, but that’s exactly what turns a bowl of plain fruit into something extra special. This honey, lemon, and cinnamon dressing takes hardly any extra time to whisk together before tossing it with your fruit, but it makes all the difference. It highlights the best of everything, transforming the fruit into a juicy, crisp, tart, and jammy experience you can’t get enough of.

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Choose the Best Ingredients

Use fruit that’s grown locally and at peak freshness. Walmart offers a produce section full of fresh, locally grown produce that’s restocked at least once a day, ensuring you’re bringing home the absolute freshest product. And with many locations also stocking pantry staples like local honey, you can be confident knowing your money is supporting local communities.

A bowl of this fruit salad is the perfect thing to have on hand through these hot and humid months. It’s a light dessert, a serve-yourself snack for the kids after camp (it keeps well in the fridge for a day or two), or an easy potluck dish you can throw together at the last minute. It’s got it all.

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Easiest Summer Fruit Salad

Serves 8 to 10

Nutritional Info


  • 1/4 cup


  • 1/4 cup

    freshly squeezed lemon juice (from 1 medium lemon)

  • 1/2 teaspoon

    ground cinnamon

  • 4 cups

    large-dice seedless watermelon

  • 4 cups

    sliced strawberries

  • 2 cups

    fresh blueberries


Whisk the honey, lemon juice, and cinnamon together in a large bowl until combined. Add the watermelon, strawberries, and blueberries. Toss gently until fruit is evenly coated and serve immediately.

    Recipe Notes

    Storage: Refrigerate leftovers in an airtight container for up to 2 days. Fruit will soften and release juices during storage, drain before serving if desired.

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