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Homemade Fruit Salad Recipe

A delightful and sweet homemade fruit salad recipe featuring all of your favorite fruits, like strawberries and blueberries tossed in a simple lemon syrup.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Chilling Time15 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack, Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: fruit cocktail, fruit cocktail recipe, fruit salad, fruit salad recipe, homemade fruit salad, simple fruit salad
Servings: 10 Servings
Calories: 111kcal


Lemon Flavored Simple Syrup

  • 1/2 Cup Water
  • 1/2 Cup Granulated Sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons Lemon Juice (fresh squeezed)

Fruit Salad

  • 2 Cup Strawberries (washed, dried, quartered or sliced)
  • 1/2 Cup Blueberries (washed, dried)
  • 3 Small Mandarin Oranges (peeled and sectioned)
  • 2 Cups Blackberries (washed, dried)
  • 2 Large Bananas (peeled, sliced)
  • 1 Cup Seedless Grapes (washed, dried)


Lemon Flavored Simple Syrup

  • In a small saucepan, over medium heat, combine the water, sugar, and lemon juice.
  • Let simmer for two (2) to three (3) minutes or until the sugar has dissolved.
  • Remove the pan from the heat and store the syrup in your fridge to chill while you prep the fruit.

Fruit Salad

  • Wash and dry all of the berries and the grapes. Slice the strawberries, peel and section your oranges, and peel and slice the bananas. In short, prep the fruit.
  • Combine all of the fruit into a large mixing bowl.
  • Pour the lemon flavored simple syrup over the fruit and use a wooden spatula to gently toss the everything together. Be sure to get as much syrup on the fruit as possible.
  • Serve immediately or store in your fridge for up to three (3) days.



The calories listed are an approximation based on the ingredients and serving size of a half to three-fourths (1/2 to 3/4) cup of fruit salad. Actual calories will vary. The homemade fruit salad can be stored in your fridge in a sealed container for up to three (3) days.


Serving: 0.75Cup | Calories: 111kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 260mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 245IU | Vitamin C: 33.8mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 0.5mg
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