Easy Summer Fruit Salad with Honey Mint Dressing
Have you ever felt a sense of urgency to share something like texting a friend about a 87% off sale that is about to expire? May be this is bad retail analogy, but this is how I am feeling about sharing the recipe of this summer fruit salad with you all. It might feel like 2000 degrees here in the Midwest but I am completely enjoying the summer produce. The fruits, although some of them not local from our area, are at their absolute peak and freshness. Mangoes, peaches, strawberries, grapes, raspberries, blackberries, mangoes, mangoes, and mangoes. Uhmm…I might have a mango problem but is is a great problem to have.
Anywho, this summer fruit salad is all about celebrating summer and its bounty without messing with the flavors of the fruits. As I type this, I can almost hear my dad saying “do not mess with the fruit – eat it as it is”. So here is this super simple recipe for you – cut up whatever seasonal fresh fruit your heart desires, make a very easy dressing of lime juice, honey and mint. Mix it all together and get ready to be transported to a freshness heaven. Mint, I would say, is absolutely necessary. It adds a burst of summery herbal freshness to the fruits and the lime honey combination is just right. This strawberry cucumber salad with mint (recipe here) is another one of my summer favorite.
I have used mango, peach, strawberries, blueberries and grapes in this recipe. I like how the textural combination of these fruits turned out as well as the sweet and tangy juicy goodness. Again, feel free to use whatever you or your family likes. The kids absolutely loved this salad so I will consider it a major success!
Here is a printable version:
Easy Summer Fruit Salad with Honey Lime and Mint Dressing
An easy summer fruit salad recipe with just a handful of ingredients that is light, fresh and nutritious.
- 1 Mango, diced about a cup
- 1 peach, diced about a cup
- 10 strawberries, diced
- 1/2 cup blueberries
- 1/2 cup grapes slit lengthwise
For Honey Lime Mint Dressing
- 1 tablespoon honey See Notes
- 1/2 lime, juiced
- 1 tablespoon chopped mint leaves
Add all the cut fruits in a deep mixing bowl.
Whisk together the dressing ingredients.
Add the dressing to the fruits, mix and enjoy.
To make this salad vegan, use maple syrup instead of honey.
Tastes best when served cold within an hour of being prepared.
So go ahead, grab some fresh fruits, mint from your garden (like me), whisk up the dressing, mix and enjoy. I hope you will enjoy this salad as much as we did.
Love – Vaishali.
P.S. – This salad totally counts as dessert. Big score!
Other salad recipes that you might like:
Cucumber tomato and avocado salad
MicheleJune 22, 2018 at 7:57 am
VaishaliJune 22, 2018 at 4:16 pm
Thanks a lot Michele..:)
VisheshJune 22, 2018 at 11:55 pm
Yes!! Fruit salads are the best desert. <3 Berries + mint = super fresh taste. Reminds me of something I made at Brown years ago, which is definitely more indulgent and for somewhat colder weather: https://lifeofsmilez.blogspot.com/2013/11/berry-tostadas.html
VaishaliJune 24, 2018 at 11:22 pm
Oooh..that’s fancy Vishesh! Thanks for your comment!
Jennifer WilliamsJune 23, 2018 at 12:41 pm
I just checked the weather report, and it’s supposed to hit 110 degrees here in Las Vegas today! I love the idea of adding mint to a fruit salad; it’s an extra dash of refreshing for these crazy hot summer days.
VaishaliJune 24, 2018 at 11:21 pm
Wow..100? We have been having crazy hot summer and then cool days like almost spring. Stay cool with this salad..:)
AshleyJune 23, 2018 at 11:48 pm
This looks like the perfect summer recipe! I love the fresh taste of mint with fruit! I can’t wait to try this salad out!
AshleyJune 23, 2018 at 11:51 pm
This looks like the perfect summer recipe! I love the fresh taste of mint with fruit! I can’t wait to try this salad!
VaishaliJune 24, 2018 at 11:20 pm
Thanks Ashley. Summer goodness!!
DoritJuly 31, 2018 at 11:21 am
I love salads and fruit salads. This one looks so delicious. I usually prepare fruit salad for breakfast one weekends. Will have to try out your dressing. The cucumber strawberry salad also looks great. Got an idea for you which the wife of my uncle prepared in Germany the other day: watermelon with feta cheese. Really fresh and delicious.
VaishaliJuly 31, 2018 at 3:21 pm
Hi Dorit, It’s funny you mention watermelon feta. I made this the other day. https://kitchendocs.com/2018/07/13/easy-watermelon-salad/
Kelly MoyerJuly 31, 2018 at 12:43 pm
I Love fruit salad. I will have to make this one. It looks awesome. I love mint.
Love, SawyerJuly 31, 2018 at 1:08 pm
This looks delicious! I’ve never tried a dressing with mint in it before.
MikelJuly 31, 2018 at 3:18 pm
Looks good I do this quite often, minus the mint
JessiJuly 31, 2018 at 4:43 pm
This sounds absolutely delicious! my kids love fruit! I will definitely try!
KarlaAugust 1, 2018 at 4:43 am
OMG! It looks so delicious. Personally I really love fruit salads, Its very refreshing specially when its summer time! Thank you for sharing. I will make one tomorrow :).
Jen @ Jenron DesignsAugust 1, 2018 at 7:56 am
You completely had me at honey mint dressing, I had a huge crop of mint in my herb garden this year so I am always looking for fresh ideas. This one is fantastic.
BrieAugust 1, 2018 at 1:37 pm
Easy and cheap ways to make summer salads. I am in!
ShonaSeptember 24, 2020 at 4:56 am
My friend said it was the best fruit salad she had ever tasted!
VaishaliSeptember 25, 2020 at 7:31 pm
Aww…Shona…tell your friend thank you. Thanks for trying the recipe. I hope you enjoyed it too.
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