Many people would never think of putting fruit in savory dishes. But fresh fruit, summer fruit in particular, can really add something special to your recipes -- like raspberry in a salad or blueberries cooked into a sauce. When combined with the right ingredients, summer fruit can take on a savory flavor that's far from dessert territory. Once you try you'll see what you've been missing all this time. We don't just have a couple of ideas for you -- we have 41 recipes that take fruit to the savory side. See them all in the slideshow below!

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  • Succulent Steak, Nectarine And Red Onion Salad With Parmesan Crisps

    <strong>Get the <a href="" target="_hplink">Succulent Steak, Nectarine and Red Onion Salad with Parmesan Crisps recipe</a></strong> Seared cubes of rump steak pair nicely with sweet and crunchy nectarine and sharp red onion. Serve with Parmesan crisps for a play on texture.

  • Chilled Avocado And Yogurt Soup With Melon

    <strong>Get the <a href="" target="_hplink">Chilled Avocado and Yogurt Soup With Melon recipe</a></strong> This creamy chilled avocado soup is rich in nutrients and flavor. Top the soup with balls of cantaloupe, basil and pine nuts for an elegant flair.

  • Grilled Chicken And Polenta With Nectarine-Blackberry Salsa

    <strong>Get the <a href="" target="_hplink">Grilled Chicken and Polenta with Nectarine-Blackberry Salsa recipe</a></strong> Make grilled chicken breast exciting again. Serve it with grilled polenta and a summery salsa made with grilled peaches, blackberries and cilantro.

  • Salmon With Cantaloupe And Fried Shallots

    <strong>Get the <a href="" target="_hplink">Salmon and Cantaloupe and Fried Shallots recipe</a></strong> In this recipe, tiny balls of cantaloupe tossed in a buttermilk dressing turn into a bed for seared salmon. The fruity tangy flavors strike a balanced counterpoint for the richly flavored salmon.

  • Blueberry-Glazed Ribs

    <strong>Get the <a href="" target="_hplink">Blueberry-Glazed Ribs recipe</a></strong> Pairing sweet fruit with meaty ribs makes for a nicely balanced meal. And these fall-off-the-bone ribs are exactly that.

  • Summer Chopped Salad With Quick-Pickled Vegetables

    <strong>Get the <a href="" target="_hplink">Summer Chopped Salad with Quick-Pickled Vegetables recipe</a></strong> This salad includes a little bit of everything: bell peppers, carrots, cucumbers and peaches. It's perfect for a refreshing summer lunch.

  • Melon And Peach Salad

    <strong>Get the <a href="" target="_hplink">Melon and Peach Salad recipe</a></strong> Melon and ham are a favorite appetizer pairing in the Mediterranean region. This recipe also includes peaches, fresh mozzarella and herbs to create a refreshing savory dish.

  • Grilled Apricot, Arugula And Goat Cheese Salad

    <strong>Get the <a href="" target="_hplink">Grilled Apricot, Arugula and Goat Cheese Salad recipe</a></strong> Grilling apricots really brings out their sweet flavor. Here they're combined with goat cheese, arugula and a pine nut dressing to create a refreshing salad.

  • Tomato, Olive, Peach And Parsley Salsa

    <strong>Get the <a href="" target="_hplink">Tomato, Olive, Peach and Parsley Salsa recipe</a></strong> This chunky salsa makes a great side salad, but if you cut the ingredients more finely you can serve it with tortilla chips.

  • Sausages With Tomato Relish And Melon Salsa

    <strong>Get the <a href="" target="_hplink">Sausages with Tomato Relish and Melon Salsa recipe</a></strong> Serve a refreshing melon salsa alongside these sausage sandwiches, which are spread with a grilled tomato relish. Green chile adds a bit of heat to the melon salsa, creating a unique side dish.

  • Steamed Shrimp, Lime And Nectarine Salad

    <strong>Get the <a href="" target="_hplink">Steamed Shrimp, Lime and Nectarine Salad recipe</a></strong> This refreshing salad would make a great light lunch. The lime juice really highlights the flavor of the nectarines. Ginger and mint also add lots of flavor.

  • Melon Panzanella

    <strong>Get the <a href="" target="_hplink">Melon Panzanella recipe</a></strong> The classic Italian bread salad uses tomatoes, but this version replaces them with melon for a more unique take. It also adds peppery arugula and crispy prosciutto for a different touch.

  • Peach Chutney

    <strong>Get the <a href="" target="_hplink">Peach Chutney recipe</a></strong> Keep this ginger peach chutney on hand, it's a versatile topping. It works great in grilled cheeses, on top of pork chops or straight from the jar.

  • Grilled Watermelon With Yogurt

    <strong>Get the <a href="" target="_hplink">Grilled Watermelon with Yogurt recipe</a></strong> Inspired by the classic watermelon salad, this version takes it to the next level by grilling the watermelon. It's topped with a tangy yogurt sauce instead of feta. Drizzle with olive oil and garnish with black pepper and mint.

  • Baby Spinach Salad With Raspberry Vinaigrette

    <strong>Get the <a href="" target="_hplink">Baby Spinach Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette recipe</a></strong> Bell pepper and nectarines add a nice crunch to this healthy baby spinach salad. A raspberry vinaigrette ties everything together with its sweet and tangy flavor.

  • Turkey Breast With Poached Plums

    <strong>Get the <a href="" target="_hplink">Turkey Breast with Poached Plums recipe</a></strong> Whole plums cooked in verjuice make a sweet and succulent topping for turkey breast glazed in pickled ginger juice. It's a unique pairing.

  • Teriyaki Pork Chops With Blueberry-Ginger Relish

    <strong>Get the <a href="" target="_hplink">Teriyaki Pork Chops with Blueberry-Ginger Relish recipe</a></strong> Marinate these pork chops in the morning so you're ready to grill them in the afternoon. Since the blueberry and ginger relish is raw, it retains all of its fresh flavor.

  • Coffee-Spice Chicken And Fruit-Basil Salsa

    <strong>Get the <a href="" target="_hplink">Coffee-Spice Chicken and Fruit-Basil Salsa recipe</a></strong> This sweet fruit salsa makes a great foil to spicy grilled jerk chicken. The salsa combines watermelon, nectarines, red onion and basil.

  • Caribbean Peach Slaw Salad With Crispy Tofu

    <strong>Get the <a href="" target="_hplink">Caribbean Peach Slaw Salad with Crispy Tofu recipe</a></strong> This curry-spiced peach slaw salad is perfect for a light lunch or dinner on a hot day in summer. Choose firm but ripe peaches so they are easy to slice into wedges.

  • Watermelon Salad With Feta And Mint

    <strong>Get the <a href="" target="_hplink">Watermelon Salad with Feta and Mint recipe</a></strong> This classic watermelon salad recipe has a whole lot of Greek flair with feta, kalamata olives, and mint. Make the salad just before serving for best results.

  • Seared Chicken With Apricot Sauce

    <strong>Get the <a href="" target="_hplink">Seared Chicken with Apricot Sauce recipe</a></strong> Fresh apricots, white wine, apricot preserves and tarragon combine to make a quick sauce that's perfect for serving over chicken. To ensure the chicken cooks up quickly, pound it thin before searing. Serve with quinoa and sauteed spinach to make a meal.

  • Grilled Pork Tenderloin And Apricot Salad

    <strong>Get the <a href="" target="_hplink">Grilled Pork Tenderloin and Apricot Salad recipe</a></strong> Apricots influence every part of this dish: The pork tenderloin is brushed with an apricot glaze during grilling and grilled apricots get tossed in the watercress salad, which is dressed with an apricot vinaigrette.

  • Barbecued Raspberry-Hoisin Chicken

    <strong>Get the <a href="" target="_hplink">Barbecued Raspberry-Hoisin Chicken recipe</a></strong> Hoisin sauce alone makes a great marinade, but once you add pureed raspberries, you take it over the top in flavor. For this recipe, thread marinated chicken thigh pieces onto skewers before grilling.

  • Sweet And Tangy Watermelon Salad

    <strong>Get the <a href="" target="_hplink">Sweet and Tangy Watermelon Salad recipe</a></strong> Watermelon, cucumber, cilantro and peanuts combine to create this unique salad, which pairs well with roast or grilled meats like pork or chicken.

  • Grilled Scallops With Honeydew-Avocado Salsa

    <strong>Get the <a href="" target="_hplink">Grilled Scallops with Honeydew-Avocado Salsa recipe</a></strong> Pair simply grilled scallops with this fruit salsa made of diced honeydew and avocado. The fruitiness complements the sweet flavor of the sea scallops.

  • Blueberry-Bourbon Barbecue Sauce

    <strong>Get the <a href="" target="_hplink">Blueberry-Bourbon Barbecue Sauce recipe</a></strong> The combination of fresh blueberries, bourbon, molasses and cider vinegar creates the perfect summer barbecue sauce. You'll want to put it on pork, chicken, steak and even burgers.

  • Tempeh With Apricots And Capers

    <strong>Get the <a href="" target="_hplink">Tempeh with Apricots and Capers recipe</a></strong> This healthy saute includes apricots, fennel and tempeh -- a soy-based protein. Capers add a nice briny flavor to the dish. For extra texture, garnish the dish with toasted pumpkin seeds or pistachios.

  • Cilantro-Lime Shrimp And Plum Kebabs

    <strong>Get the <a href="" target="_hplink">Cilantro-Lime Shrimp and Plum Kebabs recipe</a></strong> These shrimp and plum skewers get tossed in a flavorful cilantro and lime marinade before being grilled. For some extra heat, add jalapeno peppers. You can vary the fruit and use peaches or nectarines.

  • Chicken And Blueberry Pasta Salad

    <strong>Get the <a href="" target="_hplink">Chicken and Blueberry Pasta Salad recipe</a></strong> Blueberries and feta cheese awaken an otherwise ho-hum chicken and pasta salad. You'll want to add fruit to all your salads.

  • Raspberry-Glazed Pork Chops With Pickled Onions

    <strong>Get the <a href="" target="_hplink">Raspberry-Glazed Pork Chops with Pickled Onions recipe</a></strong> A bright and tangy raspberry sauce makes the perfect match for this dish of brined pork chops. Serve with pickled onions to balance out the sweetness of the sauce.

  • Arugula Salad With Honey-Drizzled Peaches

    <strong>Get the <a href="" target="_hplink">Arugula Salad with Honey-Drizzled Peaches recipe</a></strong> Topping sweet peaches with goat cheese makes for a perfect pairing -- and they counterbalance the peppery flavor of arugula.

  • Green Melon, Cubanelle Peppers And Ricotta Salata

    <strong>Get the <a href="" target="_hplink">Green Melon, Cubanelle Peppers and Ricotta Salata recipe</a></strong> This refreshing salad combines thin slices of honeydew, crisp Cubanelle peppers, salty ricotta salata and pungent basil. It makes a nice appetizer instead of the typical watermelon salad.

  • Watermelon Gazpacho

    <strong>Get the <a href="" target="_hplink">Watermelon Gazpacho recipe</a></strong> The chilled Spanish soup gazpacho isn't just for tomatoes. This version combines watermelon and cucumber for a refreshing sweet-and-savory interplay of flavors.

  • Summer Salad Of Melon, Feta And Shrimp

    <strong>Get the <a href="" target="_hplink">Summer Salad of Melon, Feta and Shrimp recipe</a></strong> A summer trio of melons (honeydew, cantaloupe and watermelon) studs this elegant salad. Add tangy feta cheese and tender poached shrimp to make this an entree salad that's perfect for lunch or dinner.

  • Raspberry, Avocado And Mango Salad

    <strong>Get the <a href="" target="_hplink">Raspberry, Avocado & Mango Salad recipe</a></strong> You get bright raspberries, creamy avocado and tropical mango in this refreshing green salad. Toasted hazelnuts add a nice crunch.

  • Turkey With Blueberry Pan Sauce

    <strong>Get the <a href="" target="_hplink">Turkey with Blueberry Pan Sauce recipe</a></strong> A bit of fresh thyme and balsamic vinegar take sweet blueberries and bring them over to the savory side. It's a delicious serving sauce for roast turkey tenderloin.

  • Grilled Shrimp With Melon And Pineapple Salsa

    <strong>Get the <a href="" target="_hplink">Grilled Shrimp with Melon and Pineapple Salsa recipe</a></strong> A fresh melon and pineapple salsa makes a sweet foil for grilled shrimp. Use your favorite combination of melons in the recipe.

  • Couscous And Fruit Salad

    <strong>Get the <a href="" target="_hplink">Couscous and Fruit Salad recipe</a></strong> This simple side dish of couscous is made all the more summery with fresh berries and nectarines. Orange juice adds a nice flavor and almonds a pleasant crunch.

  • Thai-Style Melon And Beef Salad

    <strong>Get the <a href="" target="_hplink">Thai-Style Melon and Beef Salad recipe</a></strong> This entree salad features grilled steak on a bead of greens and thinly sliced melon. Thai ingredients and condiments combine to create the flavorful dressing.

  • Quick Pork Saute With Blackberries

    <strong>Get the <a href="" target="_hplink">Quick Pork Saute with Blackberries recipe</a></strong> Transform everyday pork chops into one amazing meal with a gourmet pan sauce of blackberries, port wine and shallots.

  • Melon, Tomato And Onion Salad

    <strong>Get the <a href="" target="_hplink">Melon, Tomato and Onion Salad recipe</a></strong> Try a new summer salad instead of the usual tomato and mozzarella. Here layers of honeydew, tomato, cucumber and onion are topped with salty feta to create a pleasing appetizer or side dish.

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