Fruit salads are the perfect healthy dish to bring to share at a picnic or BBQ. It can also be a part of a healthy breakfast. You may think you don’t need a recipe to make a fruit salad. Of course, you could always cut up your favorite fruit and toss the fruit together in a bowl. Yet, the combination below is my favorite. The acidic berries with the cooling watermelon and creamy banana make it perfect. My mother makes the best fruit salad, but it’s not vegan – the dressing that is. So, I use my usual trick to veganize it, I add coconut milk.

A peeler and a knife are the tools you need – no need for special gadgets. A beautiful serving bowl of glass is optional.

Yields 10

Summer Fruit Salad

1 cup = 250 ml, 1 Tbsp = 15 ml

15 minPrep Time

15 minTotal Time

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  • You will need 1 cup / 2.5 dl of the following:
  • Strawberries, hulled and sliced
  • Blueberries
  • Raspberries
  • Watermelon in cubes
  • Green grapes in halves
  • Kiwi, 4 or 5, peeled and thickly sliced
  • Bananas in thin slices, add those last, so they don't get brown
  • For the dressing:
  • 1/4 cup / 62 ml coconut milk
  • 1 Tbsp. freshly-squeezed lime juice
  • 2-3 Tbsp organic sugar to taste
  • Chopped fresh mint for garnish


  1. Mix the fruit, all peeled and squared, halved etc. in a serving bowl
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the coconut milk, lime juice and organic sugar.
  3. Add to the fruit and toss lightly to combine
  4. If you are making this ahead, toss with dressing and garnish with mint just before serving.
Cuisine: Vegan | Recipe Type: Starter

Photo credit Jill Welllington

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