Rainbow Fruit Salad Recipe – Perfect for Kids!

Rainbow Fruit Salad

This recipe is from my 9 year old son, Nathan. But don’t let that scare you off -it’s super easy and really good! We were putting together a fruit salad recipe one day and he realized that it had all the colors of the rainbow, so he named it Rainbow Fruit Salad.

Rainbow Fruit Salad is a deliciously fresh fruit salad with your favorite fruits and no added sugar. It’s so easy to make, the kids can help!

Basically, you put together any and all fruits that you like. It’s completely up to you. And it doesn’t have to be a rainbow. But according to Nathan it is better that way. Haha.

We make this all the time because it’s so easy and my kids love it. They could eat fruit all day and so mixing it all up together makes it even more fun.

Here’s what we used:


  • watermelon
  • cantaloupe
  • strawberries
  • blueberries
  • grapes
  • peaches
  • bananas
  • canned pineapple (it’s better if you use fresh pineapple, but I didn’t have any on hand), drained
  • kiwi
  • limes/lemons

Chop, cut, peel the fruit as needed. This is where the kids can help. Emily helped cut up the strawberries.

Emily cutting strawberries

Nathan helped me cut the watermelon. Even Joshua helped pick grapes off the stems (I only found 2 or 3 stems in the bowl later!)

Joshua with fruit

In fact, the only one who didn’t help was Luke. He was napping, which was a good thing, because he would have just eaten everything. My kids love fruit.

Drain the pineapple (if you used canned).
Gently combine everything except the kiwi, bananas, and lemon/lime in a large bowl.
I save the kiwi’s and bananas until the last minute because they’re more delicate. Also note that the bananas do turn brown overnight, so don’t put this together the night before. In fact, if you plan on this lasting more than a day or two, you may want to skip the bananas altogether or just slice a few into individual serving bowls.

Finally, I cut the lemon and lime in half and squeeze the fresh juice all over the fruit salad. You don’t have to do this step, but I think it adds a nice extra tang to the salad.

Fruit Salad

Scoop out a nice big bowl and enjoy your Rainbow Fruit Salad recipe! My whole family did!

Kids eating fruit salad

Rainbow Fruit Salad
A deliciously fresh fruit salad with your favorite fruits and no added sugar. So easy the kids can help!
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  1. any fruits you like
  2. watermelon
  3. cantaloupe
  4. strawberries
  5. blueberries
  6. grapes
  7. peaches
  8. bananas
  9. pineapple, fresh or canned (drained)
  10. kiwis
  11. limes/lemons
  1. Chop, peel, etc. the fruit as needed. Drain the canned pineapple.
  2. Combine everything, except the kiwis, bananas, and lemon/limes.
  3. Slice the lemon and lime in half and squeeze 1 slice of each over the fruit.
  4. Add the kiwi and bananas just before serving.
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Erika is a happily married mom with four energetic children. With a love for Jesus, photography, organizing, and encouraging other moms, she stays busy and definitely does not have it all together.


  1. This looks really good! I wish I could get my son to eat fruits but he won’t even try them. In the meantime, I’ll just make it for myself :)
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    • Maybe he would try this! My kids all love fruit, but they were even more eager because this was “rainbow” colors. I love how they think, haha!
      Thanks for stopping by, Kendra!
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  2. Fruit salad is the best! I could go for a bowl right now:)
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  3. We love fruit salad! It’s the perfect summertime treat!
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  4. I’m definitely going to make this. It sounds so good right now. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Your kids are so cute! It’s great to see them enjoying their fruit. Beautiful pics – pinning this now!
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  6. Love the combination of all my fave fruits…and lemons too. Have to try this out this weekend. Yum!
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  7. What a great rainbow fruit salad! Your son is bound to become quite the chef!
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  8. Nikole H. says:

    I think your son is right, it is better with all the colors of the rainbow! Well, my daughter may not eat all the fruits included, but I will 😉

  9. I often find that good ripe strawberries stain the rest of a fruit salad so I prefer to include them at the last

  10. Kathy Smith says:

    I like your easy fruit salad, I could eat the whole bowl. This is a good way for children to try different fruits.

  11. Fee (Phyllis) Roberts says:

    I love all kinds of salad, especially fruit salads. This looks amazing! =D

  12. Amanda Greene-Lebeck says:

    Oh my daughter loves to help me in the kitchen and she definitely would love to help me cut up all the fruit, she’s just learning to use a knife, and she is really proud of herself:)


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