The New Fruit Salad

Forget what you've heard about keeping fruits and vegetables separate, and follow our equation for endless refreshing fruit salad combinations. 

Photo By: Stephen Johnson ©2015, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Stephen Johnson ©2015, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Stephen Johnson ©2015, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Stephen Johnson ©2015, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Stephen Johnson ©2015, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Stephen Johnson ©2015, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Stephen Johnson ©2015, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Follow the Equation

Fruits and veggies need to hang out together more. Both have their own unique makeup of vitamins and minerals — making them a powerful team — and the potential for newfound deliciousness is endless. We think the humble fruit salad is the perfect place to make this happen. So, we ignored the sweet-and-savory line and made some seriously refreshing and modern versions. Follow our equation to make your own: fruit 1 + fruit 2 + veggie + flavor booster

The Rejuvenator

Watermelon + Raspberry + Cucumber + Mint

Enjoy in summer, when watermelon is at its best. Look forward to vitamin C and fiber.

The Beach Buddy

Pineapple + Kiwi + Jicama + Chile Powder

Pack in your summer cooler. All three are loaded with vitamin C. Kiwi and jicama add fiber.

The Hamptons

Peach + Plum + Beefsteak Tomatoes + Basil

Use beautiful in-season produce. Thank all three for vitamin C.

Harvest

Apple + Fig + Roasted Butternut Squash + Pure Maple Syrup

We love crisp apples like Honeycrisps or Pink Ladies. Use dried figs if you can't find fresh. Apple and figs add fiber, and butternut squash brings vitamin C and potassium.

Uber-Antioxidant

Nectarine + Cherry + Beet + Fresh Ginger

This is a study in the color red. Cherries and roasted or steamed beets are loaded with antioxidants. Vitamin C and potassium come from the nectarines.

After School    

Grapes + Strawberry + Celery + Honey-Roasted Peanuts

Think updated "ants on a log." Grapes and strawberries bring vitamin C, and vitamin K comes from celery.

The Porch Swing

Blueberries + Blackberries + Sweet Corn + Nutmeg

Inspired by an old Shaker cookbook. Both berries bring vitamin C and other antioxidants, and corn adds lutein (part of the carotenoid family).

Anti-Wallflower

Cantaloupe + Honeydew + Avocado + Toasted Almonds

This melon is anything but shy "filler fruit." Vitamin C comes from cantaloupe and honeydew, and healthy monounsaturated fat from avocado. (OK, you can argue that avocado is technically a fruit.)

New Delhi Salad

Mango + Orange + Carrots + Toasted Coconut

Inspired by an Indian vegetable side dish. Mango and orange bring on the vitamin C, and carrots contribute beta carotene and vitamin K.