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
Luscious summer fruit tossed in a light citrus, honey, and mint dressing
- 3 peaches
- 3 plums
- 1/4 pound cherries
- 1/2 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.