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rainbow fruit cups

Rainbow Fruit Salad

Ingredients for this recipe:

To achieve that rainbow look I was strategic with my fruit choices. Below are the options we used. 

  • Blackberries- Ripe blackberries pair beautifully with the other fruit in this recipe, but you could also substitute blueberries.
  • Kiwi- Do get a touch of green we layered kiwi in these cups. It is bold, bright, and delicious.
  • Oranges- We love love love canned mandarin oranges. They are slightly sweet and are a fruit salad staple, in my opinion. 
  • Strawberries- The red in your rainbow! Strawberries are a great addition because they add a wonderful sweetness and pop of vibrant color.
  • Pineapple- FRESH is best, but that is not always available. In that case, feel free to substitute with canned.
  • Whipped cream or cool whip – This ingredient is completely optional, but can give you a touch of sweetness when needed.

Other fruit options:

Now that you have a breakdown of our go-to flavors for this simple fruit salad, let’s talk about some other great add-in’s! The fruit below were not used in our mixture but have made an appearance in the recipe since we originally made it. 

  • Blueberries- Often times we find these in the grocery store and swap them out for the blackberries.
  • Apples- Tart apples provide a fun pop of flavor while the sweeter honey crisp variety blends well with the existing profiles!
  • Cantaloupe- When in season, cantaloupe adds orange color and delicious flavor. 
  • Honeydew- More green for your salad!
  • Watermelon- Not our favorite, it tends to be watery, but loved by all little kids.

How to make an easy fruit salad:

For cups:

  1. Layer each fruit in a glass or plastic cup.
  2. Top with whipped cream if desired. 

For fruit salad:

  1. Combine all fruit in a large mixing bowl. 
  2. Gently toss to combine. 

rainbow fruit cups

rainbow fruit cups


  • 1/2 cup blackberries
  • 1/2 cup chopped kiwi
  • 1/2 cup mandarin oranges
  • 1/2 cup chopped strawberries
  • 1/2 cup chopped pineapple


  1. Layer your fruit inside cups and serve with whipped cream or cool whip.
  2. Another option is to toss in a large bowl.
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Thursday 6th of March 2014

You aren't stretching it at all, now I am craving fruit!


Thursday 6th of March 2014

I love rainbow fruit cups! It makes it so fun to eat fruit. Pinning!

Yvonne @ TriedandTasty

Wednesday 5th of March 2014

Absolutely gorgeous photos! Love this post!! Pinning!

Holly C.

Wednesday 5th of March 2014

Love all the colors! You can't go wrong with fruit!

Lindsay @Artsy-Fartsy Mama

Wednesday 5th of March 2014

These are so fun!! Perfect for St Patrick's Day!