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Nature’s Cereal took social media by storm, and I would say that it’s a great new name for one of my favorite vintage recipes: Fruit Salad! So today, I’m going to share with you two different versions of my Satisfying Fruit Salad.

Bottom line, this is great for sugar cravings, getting in daily nutrients and vitamins, and satisfying the urge to snack! It’s the best dessert option all year, but oh so refreshing on hot days, so make sure to make it for your upcoming summer picnics!

Add This To The Menu of Your Next Family Dinner!

a vibrant mix of fresh fruits, such as strawberries, mangoes, and grapes, topped with creamy ashta (Lebanese clotted cream) and garnished with pistachios and honey.
This fresh fruit salad is the perfect side dish for any special occasion!

Make it However You Want!

They say “We first eat with our eyes!” and it makes a lot of sense since the aesthetic of a dish can make you crave it or avoid it. And when it comes to this fruit salad anything you want works. You can use a different fruit, dressing, or even topping. So let me give you a few more suggestions, thank me later!

For fruits, you can add mandarin oranges, red grapes or green grapes, ripe kiwis, pomegranate seeds, and some fresh strawberries. And if you want to experiment with the juice used, you can go for pineapple juice or lime juice.

For a sweet salad, add a sweet fruit! Pineapple tidbits or fresh pineapple chunks work. For a creamy salad, you can add some sour cream.

For added sugar, feel free to add maple syrup or vanilla extract. A great addition to your salad bowl would be a little bit of cream garnished with pistachios or coconut flakes and to top it all off, add some maraschino cherries.

A Rainbow of Fruits

Fruit salad with ashta: A colorful assortment of fresh fruits, including strawberries, grapes, and pineapple, served with creamy ashta (Lebanese clotted cream) and sprinkled with pistachios and honey.
Make this easy fruit salad recipe the next time you host a summer bbq!

First Variation of My Satisfying Fruit Salad

Firstly, my recipes below allow for a larger serving of fruit salad, so keep that in mind if you’re planning to make a small amount.

Secondly, you may be wondering why I have two versions. Or maybe not lol. Basically, the idea is that you can make fruit salad any way YOU like it. The fact of the matter is that fruit salad can be made up of any fruits you or your loved ones prefer. The major difference between these two versions is the base liquid I put the fruits in. It changes the flavor a bit.

In the first recipe, I use a mix of orange and lemon juice. As you can imagine, this makes for a tangier acidic base for the fruit salad. It creates a beautiful balance between the sweetness of the fruits and the tanginess of the juice!

Second Variation of Satisfying Fruit Salad

So, this second version of fruit salad we enjoy in our home has a different liquid base. This recipe uses coconut water and blossom water.

The coconut water adds a subtle nutty flavor with some sweetness. It’s a clear liquid, not to be confused with coconut milk which is a white creamier liquid and richer in flavor.

The blossom water adds some aroma and a hint of zesty flavor. If you would like, you can leave the blossom water out if you’re not a fan. It’s a very popular addition to many Lebanese desserts, including fruit salad and even fresh lemonade!

Another tasty thing my family and I love is to add ricotta cheese to the top of the fruit salad bowl! Great for a richer experience and added texture and flavor. Also, we love having chia seeds or poppy seeds in our fruit bowls. It carries plenty of nutrients and is full of fiber. Furthermore, its jelly-like texture is known to clear out the intestines for better digestive health!

A Bowl Of Creamy Fruit Salad

"Fruit salad with ashta: Fresh strawberries, grapes, and pineapple combined with creamy ashta (Lebanese clotted cream), adorned with pistachios and drizzled with honey for a delightful dessert.
You can top your homemade fruit salad with your favorite toppings.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I keep bananas from browning in a fruit salad?

The best way is to add the bananas just before serving or eating. Also, you can pour a bit of lemon juice over the sliced bananas before adding them to the bowl.

How do I keep the fruits from becoming mushy?

The top tip is not to overmix the fruits once in the juice mixture and try to add harder fruits first, so they’re at the bottom of the bowl and softer ones on the top.

Are there any fruits that shouldn’t be used in a fruit salad?

The answer is pretty much no! But, I would suggest you avoid fruits that may overpower the flavors of your salad like cantaloupes.

How far ahead of serving can I make the fruit salad?

To get maximum flavor and texture, just an hour or so before serving. But, if you absolutely must prepare ahead of time, not more than 24 hours in advance.

How to store this fruit salad?

You can store this salad in an airtight container for up to 3-4 days. Keep in mind that the texture might change slightly.

An easy recipe For the Whole Family!

Fruit salad with ashta: A refreshing blend of fresh strawberries, grapes, pineapple, and pear, complemented by creamy ashta (Lebanese clotted cream), topped with pistachios and honey for a decadent treat.
The best fruit salad recipe with a creamy dressing.

Tips for a Satisfying Fruit Salad

There are plenty of ways to prepare a fruit salad. The most important thing to keep in mind is that it’s yours to eat. So, make it the way you would enjoy it most!

  • Add bananas right before serving to keep from getting soggy.
  • After you slice bananas, but before you add them to the fruit bowl, pour a little lemon juice on them to prevent discoloration.
  • Cut your fruits into medium-sized pieces. Cutting them too small will affect flavor and texture, and leaving them too big means you’ll be getting less flavor per spoonful!
  • Store fruit salad in the fridge for up to 3 days at most, covered tightly in a sealed container.
  • Have fun and personalize your own fruit salad bowl by adding your favorite fruits, drizzling honey over them or sweet condensed milk, add dollops of whip cream or ricotta cheese, or any other preferences you have.

A Bowl of Fruit Made With Love

Fruit salad with ashta: A colorful medley of fresh strawberries, grapes, pineapple, and pear, paired with creamy ashta (Lebanese clotted cream), adorned with chopped pistachios and a drizzle of honey for added sweetness.
Once you try my recipe for the first time, you won’t be able to stop!


Fruit Salad Bowl Version 1

  • Orange juice
  • Lemon juice
  • Guava
  • Pineapple
  • Yellow Dragon Fruit
  • Apples
  • Grapes
  • Strawberries
  • Bananas

Fruit Salad Bowl Version 2

  • Coconut water
  • Blossom water
  • Chia seeds
  • Mango
  • Plum
  • Clementine
  • Blueberries
  • Blackberries
  • Papaya
  • Bananas
  • Watermelon

Preparing Fruit Salad Bowls

  1. Mix wet ingredients and add to a large bowl.
  2. Cut up the desired amount of fruit into your preferred size.
  3. Add to a big bowl.
  4. Mix carefully as not to mush the fruit. Enjoy!

Other Great Snack Options to Try

5 from 2 votes

Satisfying Fruit Salad

By: Lama
A couple of delicious variations of "Nature's Cereal" made with delicious tropical fruit with fresh orange and lemon juice. Flavored with blossom water and topped with ricotta cheese and a drizzle of honey!
Prep Time: 15 minutes


Fruit Salad Bowl Version 1

  • cups Orange juice
  • ¼ cup Lemon juice
  • Guava
  • Pineapple
  • Yellow Dragon Fruit
  • Apples
  • Grapes
  • Strawberries
  • Bananas

Fruit Salad Bowl Version 2

  • cups Coconut water
  • 1 teaspoon Blossom water
  • 1 tablespoon Chia seeds
  • Mango
  • Plum
  • Clementine
  • Blueberries
  • Black berries
  • Papaya
  • Bananas
  • Watermelon


  • Mix wet ingredients and add to a large bowl.
  • Cut up the desired amount of fruit into preferred size and add to bowl.
  • Mix carefully as to not mush the fruit. Enjoy!
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About Lama

I'm Lama, welcome to my blog where you will find simple and diverse recipes your entire family will enjoy. I am honored to connect with you through the recipes I prepare!

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  1. 5 stars
    This Fruit Salad is truely satisfying. Thanks for the tips about bananas. For the first time they didn’t become brown! I used the sweet ashta clotted cream from yoir blog as a topping and added some honey on top

  2. 5 stars
    I was feeling hot today and came across your recipe. It was absolutely mouthwatering! I made the first version and added some avocados. Can’t wait to try the second version 😍😍