14 Tips For Refreshing Salads You Won’t Mind Eating For Dessert

Fruit salads don’t have to be boring! Here are some ways you can turn a bowl of fruit into an exciting dessert. And to stay refreshed all summer long, enjoy some NESTEA®.

1. Add chocolate!

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Like these delicious cocoa nibs!

2. Add nuts.

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We think walnuts, almonds, and pecans are the best and should go with apples, kiwis, strawberries, and melon.

3. Make fruit pudding.

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Yes, fruit pudding. This chocolate pudding is actually made from avocados. Um, yes.

4. Serve inside of another fruit.

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Maximum fruit deliciousness!!

5. Pick a theme.

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For a mini-vacation, mix mango, pineapple, and coconut with a splash of orange juice and top with a cherry. This is essentially a deconstructed piña coloda.

6. Add fresh herbs.

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For a seriously refined fruit salad try adding basil or mint with juicy peaches or berries.

7. Serve with a sugar rim.

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Like the most healthy cocktail you’ve ever had.

8. Add cheese.

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Yes! Cheese! Go with ricotta or feta with melon, and everyone will be taken away to a Grecian paradise.

9. Add ice cream!!

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Well, duh. Fruit + ice cream = success.

10. Put it in a cake.

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Again, this is just obviously amazing. Try sticking to angel food cake to keep your salad super light.

11. Add sugar.

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This is a bold move for a sassy salad.

12. Freeze it.

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So. Ridiculously. Refreshing.

13. Add juice.

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Think about the kind of fruit fusion confusion you’ll experience once you eat orange-infused bananas.

14. Serve in a tart.

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Don’t you wish everything was served in a tart.

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