Combine the highlights of summer in this Summer Fruit Salad! Drizzle the freshly made dressing from citrus fruits, honey, and mint, and enjoy a perfect dessert for the warm summer days.
Sweet, juicy, and perfectly ripe fruits are the crowning glory of summer. I can’t resist chopping and combining them in this salad, and sharing the recipe with you! The fruits and flavors work together to bring the best boost of nutrition and flavor to this bowl.
Sweet fruit salad dressings aren’t bottled like savory dressings are. It’s always best to make them fresh like this dressing, combining seasonal citrus fruits, honey, and mint! The sweet and tangy flavors perfectly mix with the fruits and make this salad unforgettable.
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Mango: This sweet and juicy fruit is rich in vitamin C, fiber, and antioxidants.
Strawberries: Strawberries are a good source of vitamin C and antioxidants. They have a sweet and slightly tart flavor that pairs well with other fruits.
Peaches: It’s great to add peaches because they are high in vitamin A and potassium.
Blueberries: These small blue fruits are packed with antioxidants, fiber, and vitamins.
Cherries: Sweet and juicy cherries are rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds. They have a distinctive sweet flavor and are best when freshly picked.
Orange: This citrus fruit is a good source of vitamin C, fiber, and antioxidants. It’s a staple in our home year-round. For this salad, you’ll need to juice it to add to the dressing.
Lime juice: Lime juice is rich in vitamin C and has a tangy and slightly sour flavor that is perfect for dressings and marinades.
Honey: This natural sweetener adds a touch of sweetness to the dressing and helps to balance the flavors of the fruits.
Mint leaves: These fragrant leaves add refreshing and cooling flavors to the salad. They also have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
Find the full printable recipe with specific measurements below.
How to make a Summer Fruit Salad with Citrus Mint Dressing:
Step 1: In a cup or small bowl whisk all ingredients for the dressing (juiced orange, lime juice, honey, and mint leaves.)
Step 2: Add fruit to a large bowl and pour the dressing. Chill until ready to serve.
Step 3: Decorate with fresh mint leaves before serving.
- To make this dessert salad extra refreshing, chill the fruits in the refrigerator for an hour before serving.
- You can add a pinch of sea salt to the dressing to enhance the flavors of the fruits.
- You can serve this summertime fruit salad with a savory dish like grilled chicken or fish. The sweet and savory combination can make for a delicious and balanced meal, perfect for a backyard BBQ!
Yes, this fruit salad is vegan-friendly as it contains only fruits, lime juice, and honey. However, if you are a strict vegan, you can substitute honey with a vegan-friendly sweetener such as agave or maple syrup.
You can store this fruit salad in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. Avoid leaving it at room temperature for too long. Also, you can wait to add the dressing when you’re ready to serve. This prevents the fruits from getting soggy.
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Summer Fruit Salad with Citrus Mint Dressing
- 1 mango, sliced
- 1 cup strawberries
- 1½ cups peaches, sliced, about 2 peaches
- ½ cup blueberries
- ½ cup cherries, pitted
Citrus Mint Dressing:
- ½ orange, juiced
- 1 Tbsp lime juice
- 1½ tsp honey, or more, to taste
- 1 Tbsp mint leaves, minced
In a cup or small bowl whisk all ingredients for the dressing (orange, lime juice, honey, and mint leaves.)½ orange,, 1 Tbsp lime juice, 1½ tsp honey,, 1 Tbsp mint leaves,
Add fruit to a large bowl and pour the dressing. Chill until ready to serve.1 mango,, 1 cup strawberries, 1½ cups peaches,, ½ cup blueberries, ½ cup cherries,
Decorate with fresh mint leaves before serving.