5 Ingredient Fresh Fruit Salad

I am not a caterer.

However, I have catered 1 party.

And that party totally counts because it wasn’t family!

The BEST 5 Ingredient Fresh Fruit Salad | Whether you signed up to bring fruit to a summer BBQ or just want a bowl in the fridge to snack on all week you need to try this easy recipe. Make ahead for your next party because it feeds a crowd! This healthy salad is perfect for the holidays or breakfast and brunch. Watermelon, cantelope, grapes, blueberries, and the delicious tropical flavors of pineapple make this simple recipe truly special!

I created this simple 5 Ingredient Fresh Fruit Salad for my friend, Jana. She asked if I would “cater” her father’s 75th birthday party. My first thought was to decline, giving her a million excuses why I couldn’t. It’s one thing to plan the food for a family party, but for complete strangers…the pressure!

However, by the end of the conversation, I was excited to give it a shot!

The BEST 5 Ingredient Fresh Fruit Salad | Whether you signed up to bring fruit to a summer BBQ or just want a bowl in the fridge to snack on all week you need to try this easy recipe. Make ahead for your next party because it feeds a crowd! This healthy salad is perfect for the holidays or breakfast and brunch. Watermelon, cantelope, grapes, blueberries, and the delicious tropical flavors of pineapple make this simple recipe truly special!

After finding out all the details, there were only 3 foods she needed me to create and add to the menu: a tossed salad, a bean salad, and a fruit salad. Along with the salads, I was to bring the smoked briskets, make the crock-pot macaroni, bake the rolls, and throw the already prepared twice-baked potatoes in the oven to finish off.

Lastly, she needed me to bring the prepared food and serve it to her 25 guests! Easy peasy, right?

Turns out it was a lot of prep work, but it was a fun day full of delicious food and fantastic people.

I would definitely do it again if my phone rings again for this sort of “catering” job!

The BEST 5 Ingredient Fresh Fruit Salad | Whether you signed up to bring fruit to a summer BBQ or just want a bowl in the fridge to snack on all week you need to try this easy recipe. Make ahead for your next party because it feeds a crowd! This healthy salad is perfect for the holidays or breakfast and brunch. Watermelon, cantelope, grapes, blueberries, and the delicious tropical flavors of pineapple make this simple recipe truly special!

Onto this 5 Ingredient Fresh Fruit Salad…I knew I wanted a bright, colorful salad with a few cute cutouts of melon like you see in the photos. If you don’t have mini vegetable or fruit cutters (think mini cookie cutters) you really need to get some! I use my Pampered Chef set all.the.time. .

They are the perfect kitchen gadget for fruit, cheese, meat, and vegetable, trays. I use a set from Pampered Chef, but this set from Amazon is similar!

If you are curious why I didn’t add a sauce to this salad, truth be told, I rarely ever add a sauce to my fruit salads.

Though sauces are great, just like this other fruit salad recipe I created, I prefer to keep it simple.

Simple and delicious 5-Ingredient Fresh Fruit Salad to feed a crowd! Click To Tweet

So if you signed up to bring fruit to your child’s teacher appreciation luncheon or just want a bowl of fruit in the fridge to snack on all week you need to try this simple recipe. Enjoy!

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The BEST 5 Ingredient Fresh Fruit Salad | Whether you signed up to bring fruit to a summer BBQ or just want a bowl in the fridge to snack on all week you need to try this easy recipe. Make ahead for your next party because it feeds a crowd! This healthy salad is perfect for the holidays or breakfast and brunch. Watermelon, cantelope, grapes, blueberries, and the delicious tropical flavors of pineapple make this simple recipe truly special!

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The BEST 5 Ingredient Fresh Fruit Salad | Whether you signed up to bring fruit to a summer BBQ or just want a bowl in the fridge to snack on all week you need to try this easy recipe. Make ahead for your next party because it feeds a crowd! This healthy salad is perfect for the holidays or breakfast and brunch. Watermelon, cantelope, grapes, blueberries, and the delicious tropical flavors of pineapple make this simple recipe truly special! Find more healthy recipes at groundedandsurrounded.com!
Servings
15 people
Servings
15 people
Simple 5 Ingredient Fruit Salad
Print Recipe
The BEST 5 Ingredient Fresh Fruit Salad | Whether you signed up to bring fruit to a summer BBQ or just want a bowl in the fridge to snack on all week you need to try this easy recipe. Make ahead for your next party because it feeds a crowd! This healthy salad is perfect for the holidays or breakfast and brunch. Watermelon, cantelope, grapes, blueberries, and the delicious tropical flavors of pineapple make this simple recipe truly special! Find more healthy recipes at groundedandsurrounded.com!
Servings
15 people
Servings
15 people
Ingredients
  • 6 cups watermelon, cubed (1/2 watermelon)
  • 4 cups cantelope, cubed
  • 4 cups green grapes, washed
  • 2 cups blueberries, washed
  • 2 20 oz cans pineapple chunks (drained) or 3 cups fresh pineapple chunks
Servings: people
Instructions
  1. Remove watermelon and cantelope rinds. Cut into cubes (chunks). Add to a large bowl.
  2. Add in pineapple chunks, grapes, and blueberries. Gently stir until all the fruit is distributed evenly. Serve immediately or store in refrigerator.
  3. (Optional) Use mini cookie cutters to create cute shapes from the melon to place on top of the finished salad!
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16 thoughts on “5 Ingredient Fresh Fruit Salad

  1. This fruit salad is so pretty! I’ve never catered a party, but I did bake 100+ cupcakes for my sister’s wedding last week… oh, the pressure. 😉 Everyone loved them, though, so it was worth it.

  2. I would be daunted by catering a large party too but it sounds like you did a fantastic job and shared lots of food made with love. This fruit salad looks and sounds amazing – love the watermelon stars. Thank you for sharing with us at the Hearth and Soul Hop. Pinned and tweeted.

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