Easter Buffet with McCormick Spices Vanilla Fruit Salad Recipe

Just in time for spring or summer entertaining, an Easter Buffet with McCormick® Spices Vanilla Fruit Salad Recipe and menu ideas for hosting a gathering. Mix your favorite fruits together with this simple recipe, for the perfect Vanilla Fruit Salad Recipe! A great potluck dish!

Vanilla Fruit Salad Recipe

One thing I love about Easter is pulling out traditional recipes, setting up a buffet, and inviting a large group over for brunch or dinner.

Vanilla Fruit Salad Recipe

Each year we do “Easter” differently–inviting new friends, changing it up with a different menu–and how we serve the food buffet-style versus a sit-down dinner.

This recipe? So easy!

You may even like this Prawns Mango Avocado Salad (the dressing is so good!) or this Classic Shrimp Salad with Thousand Island Dressing!

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Setting a buffet in my house is easy

We have one long counter where we stretch out the plates and delicious food. It’s really about skipping the fuss and making the serving easy for your guests with a memorable presentation. I wrote about it a couple years ago, How to Serve a Relaxed Easter Buffet. :)

Easy Vanilla Fruit Salad Recipe

How to set up a buffet:

-Use your favorite dishes, mine are white. But if you have a variety of colors, mix and match the colors!

-Depending on your counter or serving space, spread it out or create a serving line where your guests can quickly fill their plates.

-You can stack books or turn serving bowls over to add height, but I use different sized pedestals to put serving bowls on.

-Each year make it unique and different for the season! May it your style, not someone else’s!

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Is any of this required? Absolutely not.

A perfect spread is not what people are looking for.

Good food? Hopefully.

But remember, don’t worry if there’s a food goof-up.

A good time? Love and authenticity? YES, YES, and YES!

Those are what create a desirable atmosphere.

Ultimate Vanilla Fruit Salad Recipe

One thing we always serve for Easter brunch: A refreshing fruit salad!

And who says you can’t put your guests to work in the kitchen, especially in making a fresh fruit salad?

Today’s recipe I think you will love, especially with the hint of vanilla!

How will you be serving Easter dinner this year? Buffet or sit-down?

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Vanilla Fruit Salad Recipe

Refreshing fruit salad is welcome anytime -- serve at brunch, at dessert or snack time, or bring to a potluck.
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Servings: 8


  • 2 cups strawberries halved
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 cup fresh or canned pineapple chunks
  • 1 cup cantaloupe chunks
  • 2 kiwis peeled and sliced
  • 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 teaspoons McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract


  • Mix fruit, confectioners' sugar and vanilla in large bowl. Cover.
  • Refrigerate 1 hour or until ready to serve.
  • Variation: Use McCormick® Raspberry Extract in place of the vanilla.

Delicious Easter menu: Easy Marmalade Ham Glaze (for ham), BEST Funeral Potatoes Recipe [Lil’ Luna], Strawberry Quinoa Salad, BEST Broccoli Bacon Cashew Salad, Canadian Bacon and Pineapple Kabobs, Mandarin Orange Green Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing [RecipeGirl], Fast and Easy Dinner Rolls [Center Cut Cook], and looking for desser options? Banana Walnut Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting or Peach Upside Down Cake [watch the video!]

11 comments on “Easter Buffet with McCormick Spices Vanilla Fruit Salad Recipe”

  1. Love adding vanilla to fruits!

  2. This fruit salad sounds wonderful! And your buffet looks amazing! Love all of the colors. :)

  3. It never occurred to me to add vanilla to a fruit salad. Will try this!

  4. Hello, after reading this remarkable piece of writing i am too cheerful to share my familiarity here with friends.

  5. Gorgeous. The fruit salad sounds great. I would’ve never thought to add vanilla, but it totally makes sense.

  6. Looks wonderful! Will try the confectioner’s sugar rather than regular sugar. I tried to find the Potatoes Anna recipe and I only get error messages. Is it still available? We are a small group this year so it will be sit down.

  7. What a beautiful buffet table Sandy! I’m still not sure what we’re doing for Easter, I guess I should figure something out soon!

  8. Well this year our Easter will be different for sure. We will be traveling to the Oregon Coast right after church so probably eating out for dinner.Typically we head to my hubby’s parents. My MIL loves to host. She is a fan of the sit down dinner, while I tend to be a fan of the buffet. We’ve gotten her to use buffet style at times especially when she invites a lot of people over. When we do buffet we either use our kitchen counter, or set up a large plastic table in our dining area which makes it easy and guests can use both sides of the table.

  9. I can’t wait for the Easter spread! I think we’re doing a full-on dinner at my husband’s grandmother’s!

  10. What a beautiful table! Will you be featuring any other recipes for the food shown in the photos? Everything looks delish!

  11. Perfect recipe for an upcoming bridal shower!

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