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Summertime Fruit Salad with a Citrus Mint Dressing

Ripe summer fruit salad featuring mango, strawberries, peaches, and a citrus mint dressing.
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The crowning glory of summer are the sweet, juicy, and perfectly ripe fruits that grace the table. That’s a fact in my book! Glorious fruits of bright colors always make the summer sweeter no matter if there’s a beach nearby or not. This summertime fruit salad is the perfect combination of all of summer’s favorite fruits in one bowl, combined with a citrus mint dressing that perfectly balances sweet and tangy!

Summertime Fruit Salad with a Citrus Mint Dressing

Peaches, cherries, and mangoes are stone fruits that work together to boost your immune system. They all are high in antioxidants and are rich in fiber. The sweet dressing combines both oranges and limes to bring your body vitamin C for heart support, phosphorus for bone health, and magnesium for treating headaches.

Speaking of the dressing, there’s no easier dressing to make than this one. Also, have you ever noticed that sweet dressings aren’t really bottled like savory ones? It’s best to make them fresh, since they’re made of fruits and leaves, then combined with honey for sweetness. The mint in the dressing can help relieve indigestion and improve memory. I guess that makes summer all the more memorable!

Summertime Fruit Salad with a Citrus Mint Dressing

What do I need to make a Summertime Fruit Salad?

Mango is rich in antioxidants like beta-carotene and vitamin K, helping to prevent anemia.

Strawberries are filled with polyphenols, which can help prevent diseases.

Peaches are rich in vitamin E, which helps to balance cholesterol in your body.

Blueberries can help to reduce high blood pressure and fight free radical damage.

Cherries are helpful in boosting recover after exercise and support heart health.

What do I need to make this Citrus Mint Dressing?

Oranges fill you with fiber and vitamin C.

Lime juice is rich in potassium, calcium, and magnesium.

Honey is filled with antioxidants which can help to lower high blood pressure.

Mint relieves indigestion and supports memory improvement.

Summertime Fruit Salad with a Citrus Mint Dressing

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Summertime Fruit Salad with a Citrus Mint Dressing

Ripe summer fruit salad featuring mango, strawberries, peaches, and a citrus mint dressing.
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Course: Breakfast, brunch, Desserts, Salad, Salad Dressing, Snack
Cuisine: American, Fruit Salad
Allergy: Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Nut Free, Vegetarian
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 211kcal

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 1 mango, sliced
  • 1 cup strawberries
  • cups peaches, sliced, about 2 peaches
  • ½ cup blueberries
  • ½ cup cherries, pitted
  • ½ orange, juiced
  • 1 Tbsp lime juice
  • tsp honey, or more, to taste
  • 1 Tbsp mint leaves, minced

Instructions

  • In a cup or small bowl whisk all ingredients for the dressing (orange, lime juice, honey, and mint leaves.)
  • Add fruit to a large bowl and pour the dressing. Chill until ready to serve.
  • Decorate with fresh mint leaves before serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 211kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 18mg | Potassium: 615mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 43g | Vitamin A: 1731IU | Vitamin C: 111mg | Calcium: 55mg | Iron: 1mg

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