Fruit Salad with Sweet Orange Mint Dressing | Dash of Jazz

Fruit Salad with Sweet Orange Mint Dressing

Fruit salad is kind of an afterthought in most spreads. At least, it often seems like one. The same old combinations thrown into a bowl and it’s no wonder that there are always copious leftovers. I like to always serve fresh fruit and or veggies whenever I host or contribute to a spread and this Mother’s Day was no exception. I hosted a brunch to celebrate some of my favorite mamas (more on that Thursday) and was able to tick a recipe off my to-do list at the same time. I keep a list of recipes I want to make or remake in my phone and sometimes have a hard time keeping up with it! This fruit salad recipe has been on my mind to make since December and I finally got to test it out the other day. It was a success so I thought I’d share it with y’all. This fruit salad with sweet orange mint dressing calls for just a few ingredients and you can even mix and match the fruits as you see fit. I chose honeydew melon because my mommy loves it and it’s the only melon I really eat but you could probably try cantaloupe or watermelon as well.

Fruit Salad with Sweet Orange Mint Dressing | Dash of Jazz

A food blogger that I follow, Sharon, uses pineapple and watermelon in a similar fruit salad on her blog, Certified Pastry Aficionado, and it’s definitely worth checking out. One thing I don’t recommend you mess with, though, is the type of orange. Cuties, clementines, or whatever other name they may go by in the grocery stores are popular among little ones because they’re easy to peel and naturally very sweet. I like to snack on them at work for the same reasons and the flavor goes very well in the dressing here, which is just fresh orange juice, honey, and muddled mint leaves. Don’t worry if you end up with a little more liquid that you add to this salad because melons just happen to be very watery fruits.This is a quick little dish you can whip up for snacks, as part of meal prep, or for any kind of entertaining spread or cookout. I recommend serving it nice and cold. It’s just better that way + the heat is already turning up down here in Houston, so it’d be just wrong to do otherwise. We really enjoyed this dish on Sunday and I hope you’ll get a chance to try it out soon.

Are you a fan of fruit salad? Let me know below. Thanks for reading!

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Fruit Salad with Sweet Orange Mint Dressing | Dash of Jazz

Fruit Salad with Sweet Orange Mint Dressing | Dash of Jazz

Fruit Salad with Sweet Orange Mint Dressing | Dash of Jazz

Fruit Salad with Sweet Orange Mint Dressing | Dash of Jazz

Fruit Salad with Sweet Orange Mint Dressing | Dash of Jazz

Fruit Salad with Sweet Orange Mint Dressing | Dash of Jazz

Fruit Salad with Sweet Orange Mint Dressing | Dash of Jazz

Fruit Salad with Sweet Orange Mint Dressing | Dash of Jazz

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Fruit Salad with Sweet Orange Mint Dressing
A naturally sweet fresh fruit salad with a refreshing sweet orange & mint dressing perfect for any spread from a cookout to a brunch!
Fruit Salad with Sweet Orange Mint Dressing | Dash of Jazz
Prep Time 10 minutes
Passive Time 1 hour
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servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 10 minutes
Passive Time 1 hour
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Fruit Salad with Sweet Orange Mint Dressing | Dash of Jazz
Instructions
  1. Add all fruit to a large bowl.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together honey, orange juice, and mint leaves, muddling the leaves slightly.
  3. Pour mixture over fruit and toss well. If using cold ingredients, serve immediately or chill for an hour or so to allow dressing to "marinate" fruit.
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18 Comments

  1. This looks so yummy!!!! 😍

  2. I don’t like normal salad dresses but this fruity one sounds sweet!

  3. This sounds incredibly refreshing! I can’t wait to make this!

    xo, Helene
    http://www.circleskirtsandpetticoats.wordpress.com

  4. This looks delicious! It might turn up on my Memorial Day picnic table 🙂
    Have you ever made it with green grapes, too, for a little pop of tartness?

    1. I haven’t made this particular one with green grapes but I think the tartness would go will with all the sweet elements of it. I just wanted to have good color variety here so I chose red.

  5. YUM!!! I’m not a big traditional salad fan- this fun take is right up my alley. Great summer snack!!! Thanks for sharing:)

    LJ
    http://www.LJsWay.com

  6. Fruit salad is the best! You can never go wrong with a bowl full of strawberries and other fruits!

  7. loveyoumoretoo

    Wow! This is the perfect summer treat for sure!! Looks delicious!

  8. It’s getting to be the perfect time of year for this recipe! I love that you used mint–I’m anxious to try this with some fresh mint we’ve got growing. Thanks for sharing!

    1. I hope you love it! I hope to get my herb garden going soon and mint is on the list. Thanks for reading!

  9. babiestobookworms

    Yum! I love fruit salad and that dressing sounds delicious!

  10. This dressing sounds like a delicious adding to a classic fruit salad! Will have to give it a try.

  11. this looks so refreshing and delicious!! Pinned to remember the next time I’m meal prepping!

    1. Yay! It keeps very well throughout the week for snacking. Thanks for stopping by.

  12. Looks like the perfect summer salad dish. I bet the mint adds a nice twist to it!!

  13. featherflint

    I love the idea of adding a sauce to fruit salad – it must bring out the flavors so well! Can’t believe no one’s thought of that sooner!

  14. I love fruit salad and this dressing sounds fantastic!

  15. You had me at ORANGE MINT! It sounds like a weird combo but it’s one of my all time favorites!! Hint for this weekend: Try making an Orange Mint Mimosa! 😉

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