This Berry Fruit Salad made with strawberries, blueberries, blackberries and raspberries is tossed in a honey lime dressing with fresh mint. It’s perfect for summer!
Remember those sad little fruit cups you used to get with your cafeteria lunch in elementary school? The ones with the bright red piece of cherry and those gross mushy grapes? What a sad excuse for a fruit salad those were.
A fruit salad should be made with the freshest, sweetest fruit you can find. Not something that came from a can. This Berry Fruit Salad with honey lime dressing and mint is my idea of the best summer fruit salad!
Ingredients for Berry Fruit Salad
How to Make Berry Fruit Salad
Wash all of your berries and let them dry on a clean dish towel. Don’t put them into the salad bowl when they’re dripping wet.
You’ll want to hull and dice the strawberries, but the rest of the berries can be added in whole. Once the berries are in the serving bowl, add in the chopped mint, zest of a lime and squeeze in the juice. You’ll want to use 2-3 tablespoons of lime juice, which may require 1 or 2 limes depending on how juicy they are.
Add the honey to a small bowl and heat it in the microwave for about 10 seconds or until it’s runny. Pour it over the berries and stir everything together. Heating the honey makes it so that it easily distributes throughout the salad.
Tips for Making the Best Berry Fruit Salad
- Buy the freshest berries you can find. You can read about how to pick the best strawberries in my post for this Grilled Chicken Salad with Strawberries and Goat Cheese.
- Buy organic berries if possible. Berries are on the list of produce sprayed with the most pesticides. Strawberries in particular are part of the dirty dozen.
- Wash the berries and pat them dry or let them air dry if you have the extra time. If the berries are added to the salad while they’re still wet, they’ll soften faster leaving you with a mushy fruit salad.
- Add a simple dressing to the salad. Citrus is a great way to add a pop of flavor to a fruit salad and enhance the flavor of the berries.
- Don’t add the dressing to the salad too far in advance or the berries will get soft. I add the dressing just before serving, but 30-60 minutes ahead of time should be fine.
Berry Fruit Salad Variations
- Swap the lime for an orange. Use about a teaspoon of orange zest and 2-3 tablespoons of orange juice.
- Add additional fruit. Watermelon and/or cherries would be a great addition.
- Add toasted sliced almonds, coconut or poppy seeds for crunch.
- Serve it as dessert rather that a side dish with a dollop of fresh whipped cream.
More Fruit Recipes
- Blueberry Corn Feta Salad
- Watermelon Salad with Cucumbers and Feta
- Gluten Free Peach Crisp
- Strawberry Watermelon Rosé Sangria
- Raspberry Almond Chia Overnight Oats
- Peach Tomato Caprese Salad
- 6 ounces blueberries
- 6 ounces blackberries
- 6 ounces raspberries
- 16 ounces strawberries, hulled and diced
- Zest and juice of a lime
- 1 tablespoon honey or maple syrup
- 2 teaspoons finely chopped mint
- Wash and dry the berries and add them to a large serving bowl.
- Add in the lime zest, juice and chopped mint.
- In a small microwave safe bowl, add the honey and heat until it's runny, about 5-10 seconds. Pour the honey over the berries.
- Toss everything together until it's coated in the dressing. Add additional lime juice or honey as needed.
This salad is best eaten the day it is made.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 88Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 3mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 6gSugar: 13gProtein: 2g