Non-Lame Fruit Salad


At some point this summer, I’m sure you’ve seen it. Almost positive you’ve seen it. The lame, hasn’t-changed-since-the-1980s fruit salad. You know exactly what I’m talking about. It has melons and grapes and strawberries. If you’re lucky, it has some kiwi too. I think it’s time we make things a bit more interesting than that.

I made two beautiful, fresh, and delicious fruit salads just for you. The first – white nectaries, strawberries, blackberries, grilled lime segments, and mint. The second – orange supremes, plums (white or otherwise – I accidentally bought white), avocado, and basil.

You’re welcome to make these exact salads as you continue to enjoy your summer weather, but I encourage you to try your own combination. Here are some tips that might help you along the way.

  1. Don’t be afraid to add something not sweet (see limes & avocado).
  2. Grilling one of the ingredients gives fun contrast.
  3. Definitely include herbs.
  4. Think about how the colors will look together. (and of course, flavors will taste together)
  5. Only buy/include produce that’s in season.

Non-Lame Fruit Salad

No ratings yet
Print Pin
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes


  • strawberries, leave top removed and halved
  • white nectarine, pitted and sliced
  • limes, quartered and grilled on high heat
  • blackberry
  • mint
  • orange supremes
  • avocado, large diced
  • plums, pitted and quartered
  • basil


  • Prep all ingredients as instructed.
  • Combine the first 5 ingredients in a bowl.
  • Combine the last 4 ingredients in a bowl.


  1. Japonia Szkolnictwo

    Working every day by day I’m a lot more impressed by your post. Thanks for your personal efforts with expressing the following theme.

  2. Rodzaje Szkła

    I was very pleased to find this site. This is an intelligent and well written article, you must have put a fair amount of research into writing this. Thank you

Comments are now closed.