This EASY Paleo fruit salad is gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free, egg-free, and so simple. It just has a few added ingredients that take a regular fruit salad from good to WOW without a lot of work and no added refined sugar. You are going to want to bring this to all the summer BBQs and picnics and it’s also lovely enough for a baby shower.
This recipe is super flexible. I buy whatever fruit is most affordable, which is, in my area, most often pineapple, grapes, strawberries, and sometimes blueberries. I also will make the fruit salad stretch by adding in one finely chopped apple, as those are usually cheap and add a nice crunch.
I usually double this recipe to make 8 cups for my large family (pictured).
For the frozen fruit juice concentrate, you find this in the freezer section and look for one that is 100% juice to avoid added refined sugars or syrups. I use concentrate instead of juice for added sweetness and flavor. My favorite is to use Old Orchard Apple Raspberry juice or another juice that has berry in it for a more full flavor, but just apple juice works.
Paleo Fruit Salad
- 4 cups chopped fresh fruit see notes for my favorites!
- 1/2 medium lemon, zest only
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 tablespoon frozen 100% juice concentrate, thawed
- Combine all of chopped fruit in a large bowl. Zest half of the lemon on top.
- In a small bowl, whisk together the honey and thawed juice concentrate.
- Pour honey and juice mixture on top of fruit just prior to serving. Stir well to combine and serve.
Wow! I saw Autumn post about this the other day and decided to try it out to use up some fruit in the fridge. The flavors on the glaze make this pop! I’ll definitely keep this in my back pocket—especially with summer around the corner!
It seems so simple but that glaze and lemon zest is everything! We had it last night when company came over and everyone loved it. Thanks for the review!
This salad really is quite good. Personally, I’m a proponent of straight fresh fruit, but know that non-clean eaters like the ‘flair’ of this dish over plain fruit. I used up a couple different kinds of fruit and had a base of strawberries and peaches. I think as Autumn stated, any fruit would go well in this. I suspect the ‘glaze’ pulls it all together. Highly recommend!
Thanks for the review Barb! I agree the glaze makes this an easy salad for all to enjoy. Thank you!