5 Fruit Salads with a Twist

Our favorite fruit salad recipes pair ripe, complementary summer fruits with unexpected savory ingredients such as crunchy black peppercorns or earthy sesame oil for a new twist on the classic brunch and picnic staple.

Watermelon Salad with Cilantro, Radish Sprouts, and Cotija
Watermelon Salad with Cilantro, Radish Sprouts, and Cotija
In this refreshing salad, watermelon at the peak of its sweetness is tossed in a zesty vinaigrette with spicy radish sprouts.Laura Sant
Black Pepper and Honey-Marinated Cantaloupe with Basil
Black Pepper and Honey-Marinated Cantaloupe with Basil
Cantaloupe is marinated in honey and spices, then tossed with basil and sea salt for this refreshing summer salad. See the recipe for Black Pepper and Honey-Marinated Cantaloupe with Basil »Helen Rosner
Mixed Berries and Mint with Berry Shrub
Mixed Berries and Mint with Berry Shrub
​A sweet-sour syrup dresses this mixed berry salad.Laura Sant
Blueberry, Nectarine and Shiso Salad
Blueberry, Nectarine and Shiso Salad
Bright shiso leaves and a touch of earthy sesame oil enhance this stone fruit and berry salad.Helen Rosner
Mango with Cilantro, Coconut, and Chile Powder
Mango with Cilantro, Coconut, and Chile Powder
Inspired by Mexican street vendors who artfully carve and serve mangos on sticks, this recipe ups the ante with cilantro leaves and shaved coconut. Get the recipe for Mango with Cilantro, Coconut, and Chile Powder »Laura Sant