I feel strange sharing a fruit salad recipe with y'all when Black people have recently been found hanging from trees throughout this country and even in South Africa. If the irony is lost on you, look up strange fruit then get back to me, ok? One thing we, as a people, have always been able to do is persevere against even the most horrific of realities. So here I am, sharing my newest recipe with you. This summer fruit salad is made up of my favorite seasonal fruits, including juicy, ripe berries and luscious stone fruits. Wondering what stone fruits are? Just keep reading, boo.
What Fruits Are in Season During Summer?
- Berries (blackberries, blueberries, strawberries, etc.)
- Melons like watermelon and cantaloupe
- Stone Fruits (apricots, cherries, nectarines, peaches, plums, pluots, etc.)
My summer fruit salad recipe calls for five summer fruits: blueberries, cherries, peaches, plums, and strawberries. But you can pick and choose from the list of summer produce above to customize yours.
Fruit Salad Dressing Ingredients
- Fresh lime juice
- Mint leaves
- Raw honey
This fruit salad dressing comes together in just about a minute and adds refreshing, tart, and naturally sweet flavor notes to my summer fruit salad dressing to balance it out perfectly. And let me recommend that you check out this fruit salad with sweet orange dressing, while you're here!
This best of summer fruit salad keeps in the fridge for a few days so you can make it ahead of a summer cookout or any kind of gathering. And if you're curious about how to make a summer fruit salad, it could not be any easier. Toss all of the prepped fruits together then pour the honey, lime & mint dressing over top and toss again until all the fruits are coated in it. See? It's easy! Now that you're armed with a good go-to cookout or barbecue dish, we just need Mother Nature's permission to gather. This summer fruit salad is actually just the right size to enjoy with a small group so perhaps it's quarantine approved.
I know you'll love this summer fruit salad and encourage you to try it while summer fruit is at it peak. Don't let it pass you by. And sharing is caring so be sure to pin this recipe to Pinterest. Thanks for reading!
P.S. more delicious summer recipes
Best of Summer Fruit Salad
- Cherry pitter
- 3 peaches
- 3 plums
- ¼ pound cherries
- ½ pint strawberries
- 10 ounces blueberries
- 2 tablespoons raw honey
- juice of three limes
- 12-15 mint leaves
- Wash and prep all fruit: Cut peaches and plums into one-inch pieces. Pit cherries and cut into halves. Hull and slice strawberries.
- Add all fruit to a bowl and toss to mix. Set aside.
- Chop mint leaves then mix them with honey and lime juice until consistency is thin enough to swirl.
- Pour dressing over mixed fruit and toss until coated.
- Store chilled in an airtight container until ready to serve. Garnish with additional mint, if desired.
Thanks for this recipe!!! the fruit salad is amazing and a nice little healthy dish lol. The only thing I wish I would have made is your Golden pineapple pound cake for Juneteenth but that cake is on my to-do list. ❤🖤💚
This looks amazing! Instead of honey we used raw cane sugar liquid. It's my guilty pleasure! This is so great for entertaining and also for a healthy movie night with a glass of moscato.
Chef Mireille says
I see we make fruit salad the same way. To me, fresh mint makes such a huge difference although sometimes I use basil. Regardless, we need to find the perseverance to enjoy the simple things in life like this fruit salad despite the chaos and tragedy happening around us.
I love the way the peaches are peeking out at me. I'm a fan of fruit salads that don't contain melon, so this is perfect for me.
Eric & Shanna Jones says
You had me at plums and honey! And I love that you gave options for those fruits that are currently in season. We'll definitely be giving this try this weekend!
Girl, this was THE perfect combination for a fruit salad! Thank you for sharing!
Fruit salads always remind me of the summer and summer holidays. This one is perfect!
Can you go wrong with a delicious fruit salad? I don't think so! This one looks fantastic!
Brittany Fiero says
I like that this doesn't contain melon and I really like your idea of adding plums to fruit salad. I will be making this all summer and can use all the mint I have growing in my backyard.
This reminds me of the fruit salad my parents used to make for us on weekend mornings when I was little. It looks so fresh and delicious. Thanks for this recipe!
This summer Salad is so refreshing!! I love the addition of peaches and plums! Thanks for the recipe!
I absolutely love this fruit salad. It is easy to make, and has made for a great dish to take to get-togethers.
ALL of my favorite summer fruits! I love this as a dish for the table. Everyone deserves a good fruit salad!
This fruit salad was so good! I added extra cherries because we LOVE them and that lime-mint honey dressing went so well with it. I'm making this all summer now.
Jayne Rain says
So refreshing and perfect for the hot summer days. I loved it.
What a sunny bowlful!!! Can't wait to try this out in September when its sunny in Kenya
Jeremy Parzen says
I love getting your newsletter and reading your blog. You should teach a class on how to blog and build a social media following! Great recipe, great photography. Hope you and loved ones are all healthy and safe right now. Keep the great content coming.
Cammie Joon says
Few better than Billie Holiday.