Fresh Fruit Salad

Fruit Salad

Fresh fruit salad is refreshing, healthy, and tastes great!!!  It is easy to make by chopping fresh apples, slicing a banana and orange, throwing in a few grapes, coconut if you like and nuts like pecans.

The combined texture is sweet from the fruit and coconut and a little crunch from the nuts. Fruit salad is always a great side dish or potluck favorite.

How to Make Fruit Salad

This fresh fruit salad has always been one of my favorites, and the ingredients are available year round. 

I just pick up an apple, banana, orange and a handful of seedless grapes at the grocery store.  I usually have pecans and coconut on hand at home. 

Begin by washing the apple, orange, and grapes.  Peel and slice the orange into small pieces making sure to remove the seeds and white skin. 

 Put it in a medium bowl to mix.  Next peel and slice the apple and add to the orange pieces in the bowl then peel and slice the banana. 

I like to stir gently at this point to be sure the orange juices are mixed with the apple and banana to help keep the fruit from turning brown. 

Slice the grapes in half and add to the mixture.  Finish with chopped pecans and optional coconut.  Stir gently to mix. 

This salad is a refreshing side dish or a light dessert for those hot summer days.  It is also a welcome addition to a brown bag lunch the next day!

How to Store Fruit Salad

Place fruit salad in an airtight container and store in the refrigerator for 2 to 3 days. It must be refrigerated.

It does not freeze well as the fruit loses its texture and fresh taste.

Serving Suggestions

Fruit salad makes a great side dish for lunches and dinners.

It is a good dish to take to a potluck, dinner club, social gathering or comfort food for a sick friend.

It is also comfort food for serving at a funeral meal.

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Other recipes to try include corn casserole. It serves well for side dishes, potlucks and comfort food for a sick friend or funeral meal.

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Fresh Fruit Salad

Easy salad made with fresh apples, bananas, oranges, grapes, coconut and pecans.
Prep Time15 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 176kcal
Cost: $10


  • 1 whole apple
  • 1 whole banana
  • 1 whole orange
  • ¼ lb. seedless grapes (about half cup)
  • ½ cup chopped pecans
  • ½ cup coconut (optional)


  • Wash the apple, orange, and grapes.
  • Peel and slice the apple, banana and orange. Take care to remove orange seeds.
  • Combine apple, banana and orange in a bowl.
  • Slice the grapes in half and add to the mixture.
  • Finish by adding chopped pecans and optional coconut. Stir gently to mix.


Nutritional values are an estimate and will vary according to ingredients used.
Will last for a day or two in the refrigerator so it makes a good addition to tomorrow’s lunch. Be sure there are no seeds from the fruit before you add it to the mixture. Feel free to use your favorite kind of apple and nuts.


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 176kcal

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  • Reply
    Neli @ Delicious Meets Healthy
    07/30/2017 at 10:47 pm

    This fruit salad looks delicious!! I have all the ingredients at home, I will have to try it soon! 🙂

  • Reply
    07/19/2017 at 8:58 pm

    Looks delicious wish I had a dish right now

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