Appetizers, Fourth of July

Red White and Blue Fruit Salad Recipe for July 4th

Elevate your summer celebrations in less than 10 minutes with this fresh and delicious Red White and Blue Fruit Salad with honey drizzle.

Your summer picnics and Fourth of July barbeques just got better with this delicious patriotic fruit salad. This simple salad contains fresh berries, crisp apples, sweet bananas, honey, and mint. It’s a simple mix of your favorite fruit in a delicious salad. Serve it as an easy side dish for Memorial Day Weekend, Labor Day, or a 4th of July picnic.

Red white and blue fruit salad with star shaped apples in a white serving bowl and star shaped bowl.

Ingredients for Red White and Blue Fruit Salad

  • Blueberries – Fresh blueberries are the perfect addition to any fruit salad. They are perfectly bite-sized and sweet. In this fruit salad, blue fruits are a key part of the theme.
  • Blackberries – These sweet and juicy berries add more flavor and another blue food to the salad.
  • Raspberries – Tart raspberries are another great addition to a fruit salad. They are the first red fruit for this recipe.
  • Strawberries – No fruit salad is complete without delicious fresh strawberries. They add another bit of sweetness and red color.
  • Bananas – For the white fruits, use bananas cut into quarters. They are soft and sweet, which is a welcome change in texture for this fruit salad.
  • Red Apples – This recipe also uses red apples for another white element. Apples are also great because they are firm. Use a small star-shaped cookie cutter or vegetable cutter and make little apple star shapes to add to the salad. They are the perfect patriotic touch to this Red White and Blue Fruit Salad.
  • Honey – A little drizzle of honey over the fruit enhances their sweet flavor and complements each fruit differently.
  • Mint – Finish this fruit salad with a bit of fresh mint. The delicious sweet and earthy flavor balances out the other ingredients.

How to Make Red White and Blue Fruit Salad

This delicious fresh fruit salad is a huge hit at a summer potluck or July 4th picnic. Make this patriotic fruit salad recipe this summer with a few simple ingredients for your summer barbeques.

Step One – Add freshly washed blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, and sliced strawberries to a large bowl. 

Step Two – Next, chop several bananas into quarters and add them to the bowl with the berries. Stir to combine all of the fruit.

Step Three – Peel several red apples and chop them into 1″ thick slices. Use a small star-shaped vegetable or cookie cutter and cut out as many apple stars as you can.

Step Four – Then mix half of the apple stars into the salad. Set aside the other half. 

Step Five – Drizzle a few tablespoons of honey over the fruit salad. Use a large spoon to stir and evenly distribute the honey.

Step Six – Finish this patriotic fruit salad with freshly chopped mint. Place the remaining apple stars over the top of the salad.

Red white and blue fruit salad with star shaped apples and mint in a white serving bowl.

Serve this fruit salad from a large serving bowl or several small star-shaped bowls. Garnish with mint or extra little apples.

Alternative Ingredient Ideas

  • Watermelon – Juicy watermelon is always a winner for a summer fruit salad.
  • Red Grapes – Use other red fruits instead of only berries for a different flavor.
  • White Peaches – Substitute white peaches for apples, they taste great with honey too.
  • White Melons – Use a canary melon or honeydew melon cut with a small star cookie cutter instead of apples.
  • Blood Orange – Juicy blood oranges are a great citrus alternative.
  • Pomegranate Seeds – These little red fruits are perfect for a fruit salad.
  • Mini Marshmallows – Instead of fruit, use fluffy marshmallows for the white part of this easy Red White, and Blue Fruit Salad.
Red white and blue fruit salad with star shaped apples in a white serving bowl being drizzled with honey.

Tools You Need for This Fruit Salad

Here are links to several small star cookie cutters, star-shaped bowls, and large serving bowls to use for this simple recipe. The star details make this fruit salad especially patriotic.

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Can I Make Red White and Blue Fruit Salad In Advance?

You can make this simple 4th of July Fruit Salad up to 24 hours in advance. Keep in mind that the bananas and apples may brown over time. A bit of fresh lemon juice will help cut back on the browning if you must prepare it in advance, for the best results prepare this salad right before your guests arrive.

How to Store Leftovers

Store leftover fruit salad in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. The fruit will become mushy and the bananas will brown if you store it for any longer.

Red white and blue fruit salad with star shaped apples in a white serving bowl and star shaped bowl.

Enjoy this patriotic summer fruit salad as a side dish or dessert for your summer holidays.

More Fun Food Ideas for the 4th of July

Red white and blue fruit salad with star shaped apples in a white serving bowl and star shaped bowl.

Red White and Blue Fruit Salad

Elevate your summer celebrations in less than 10 minutes with this fresh and delicious Red White and Blue Fruit Salad with honey drizzle.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine salad
Servings 8 people

Equipment

  • star-shaped vegetable cutter

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1.5 cups blackberries
  • 1 cup raspberries
  • 1 cup strawberries chopped
  • 1 cup bananas quartered
  • 1 cup apples cut into stars
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp mint chopped

Instructions
 

  • Pour freshly washed blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, and chopped strawberries into a large bowl.
  • Next, chop several bananas into quarters and add them to the bowl. Stir to combine the fruit.
  • Peel 2 red apples and chop them into 1" thick slices. Use a small star-shaped vegetable or cookie cutter and cut out as many apple stars as possible.
  • Mix half of the apple stars into the salad. Set aside the other half.
  • Drizzle honey over the fruit salad, and stir with a large spoon to coat the fruit with honey.
  • Finish with freshly chopped mint.
  • Place the remaining apple stars over the top of the salad.
  • Serve this fruit salad from a large serving bowl or several small star-shaped bowls.
Keyword 4th of july, fruit salad

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  1. This fruit salad looks so fun and refreshing!!

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