Fruit salad!  Can there ever be enough of it?  Of course not! Crisp and crunchy, tart and sweet, fruit salad bursts with color and flavor.  It is one of those staples that is expected to make an appearance at every holiday, picnic, potluck and brunch from here to kingdom come. 

But just because it is expected doesn’t mean that fruit salad has to be ho-hum.  Anything but! It should be the darling of your menu, an anticipated gem, a secreted sweet that you got away with eating before you finished dinner.   And of course, making it should always be easy.

To help you put a sparkling gem of a fruit salad on your holiday table this year, I’ve gotten with a few foodie friends to put together a list of 7 outstanding recipes.  With recipes guaranteed to feed a crowd to swoony secret ingredients, these 7 fruit salad recipes will have your family and guests coming back for more. 

Just click the photo or title to see the full recipes.

1. Classic Fruit Salad with Old Fashioned Century Sauce

Fresh fruit, coconut and pecans are made even sweeter with an old fashioned sauce recipe that dates back over 100 years.

CLassic Fruit Salad with Old Fashioned Sauce

2. Vanilla Pudding Fruit Salad by Big Bear’s Wife

This fruit salad is chock-full of pineapples, blackberries, bananas and other fruit, but it’s the vanilla pudding in the sauce that sets it apart!

Vanilla Pudding Fruit Salad

3. strawberry Jello Salad

Made with strawberry jello and a smooth, creamy center, Strawberry Jello Salad is a vintage layered recipe filled with strawberries, bananas and chopped pineapple.

Strawberry Jello Salad

4.  Fruit Salad For A Crowd by A Southern Soul

Fresh fruit tossed in a bright citrus dressing with a hint of cinnamon is the pefect dish when you need to feed lots of friends and family! 

5. Apple, Cheese, Celery Salad

Another old fashioned recipe, Apple, Cheese, Celery Salad is a classic combination of cheddar and apples.  Just a little sweet and a little salty, this fruit salad amps up the crunch with walnuts and celery. 

Diced apples, cheddar cheese, celery and walnuts combine to make a simple salad.

6.  Secret Ingredient Fruit Salad by Southern Bite

Fresh strawberries, blueberries and grapes just sing when they are mixed with…  Well, I won’t ruin the secret ingredient… But when you find out what it is, you won’t be able to wait to make this fruit salad!

Secret Ingredient fruit salad

7. Blackberry Margarita Ambrosia

Give that traditional Ambrosia salad a twist this year with this Blackberry, coconut and lime inspired Ambrosia.  Ambrosia will never be the same.

Christmas Brucnh Fruit Salad

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