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!

I created this simple 5 Ingredient Fresh Fruit Salad recipe for my friend, Jana.

A big bowl of watermelon shaped like stars, cantelope, blueberries, green grapes, and pineapple.

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!

Beautiful and colorful bowl of fresh fruit.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 pretty fruit salad for 20 people.

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!Up close view of watermelon stars, flower shaped cantaloupe and blueberries.

This fun 5 Ingredient Fresh Fruit Salad recipe that is gluten free, dairy free, and obviously vegan and vegetarian.

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.

Five Ingredient Fresh Fruit Salad in a large bowl ready to be eaten.

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!

Simple 5 Ingredient Fruit Salad

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, for parties, or breakfast and brunch. Watermelon, cantelope, grapes, blueberries, and the delicious tropical flavors of pineapple make this simple recipe truly special!
Prep Time30 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Appetizer, Dessert, Salad, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: breakfast, brunch, dairy free, easy, fresh, fruit salad, gluten free, vegan, vegetarian
Servings: 20 people
Calories: 75kcal
Cost: $15.00


  • knife
  • large bowl
  • cutting board


  • 6 cups watermelon, peeled and cubed (1/2 watermelon)
  • 4 cups cantelope, peeled and cubed
  • 4 cups green grapes, washed
  • 2 cups blueberries, washed
  • 2 20 oz cans pineapple chunks (drained) or 3 cups fresh pineapple chunks


  • Remove watermelon and cantelope rinds. Cut into cubes (chunks). Add to a large bowl.
  • Add in pineapple chunks, grapes, and blueberries. Gently stir until all the fruit is distributed evenly. Serve immediately or store in refrigerator.
  • (Optional) Use mini cookie cutters to create cute shapes from the melon to place on top of the finished salad!


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  3. your article is very good. I can’t wait to try it at home. Thank you for sharing the recipe with me. I’m waiting for your next article.

  4. I love the way you cut these up. So cute and perfect for when you have guests over — or just to enjoy it yourself 🙂

  5. These fruit salads look delicious. Thanks for sharing the recipe with us. Definitely will try these salads at home.

  6. Morning starts with fruit salad always gives me extra energy to work hard. So thanks for sharing this recipe

  7. SO cute and pretty! Looks scrumptious too. We’d love to have you link up with us at http://www.ourunschoolingjourney.com/2016/08/wonderful-wednesdays-with-omhg.html. Pinned.

  8. Thank you for sharing at Delicious Dishes Recipe Party!!

  9. Looks amazing, fun and healthy. Thank you for sharing with us at #HomeMattersParty. We would love to see you again next week.

  10. This sounds so yummy and refreshing! Just perfect for the summer! 🙂

  11. 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.

  12. This is a gorgeous Summer Salad!! Thanks for sharing, Pinned 🙂

  13. 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.

  14. What a healthy, pretty, and easy recipe! Thanks for sharing :]

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  15. I love fruit salads during the summer. They are great for hot days. Thanks for joining the Family Joy Link Party!

  16. Those tools make your salad so pretty and what is food if it isn’t pretty and bring you joy?

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