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Fruit Salad Recipes With a Twist

Try a mix of sweet and savory for salads with flair

Shrimp cocktail on lettuce

Reimagine fruit salad ingredients for healthy meal options, such as a shrimp and orange salad. — StockFood/Getty Images

Spicy Jicama Salad With Tangerines and Fresh Coriander by Rick Bayless

Jicama is a slightly sweet root vegetable, full of vitamins and minerals, that adds a refreshing crunch to a fruit salad including cantaloupe and tangerines. Coriander, bitter orange juice and dried chile play on the intersection of hot and sweet.

Pink Grapefruit Salad With Toasted Coconut and Fresh Mint by Nancie McDermott

This tangy Thai appetizer incorporates the salty crunch of peanuts or dried shrimp with tart, juicy grapefruit and golden coconut.  Grapefruit, as a citrus fruit, contains significant vitamin C.

Carrot and Raisin Salad by Julie Sullivan

This classic honeyed slaw is kid-friendly and perfect for picnics, a vegetable side dish with the creamy sweetness of a pudding dessert.

Wheat Berry Salad With Pineapple and Cranberries by Sheila Lukins

Chewy wheat berries fill out this fruity salad full of dried cranberries and ripe pineapple, while cucumber, parsley and radicchio add colorful vegetation. Wheat berries are whole grains, making them a great source of dietary fiber and vitamins.

Pear and Grape Salad by Victoria Blashford-Snell and Brigitte Hafner

Lemongrass and mint lend an herby depth to this inventive combination of sweet pears, heart-healthy grapes and cucumber.

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