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Mixed Berry Fruit Salad with Honey and Mint

Mixed Berry Fruit Salad with Honey and Mint
Mixed Berry Fruit Salad with Honey and Mint


This berry fruit salad is loaded with strawberries, blueberries, and blackberries, tossed in the yummiest cinnamon honey dressing, and topped with fresh mint leaves. It’s refreshing, delicious, easy, and exactly what your summer potluck needs!

Fruit salads are a must for summer gatherings, and this one is no different! This recipe nixes the typical creamy dressing found on fruit salad, and, instead, highlights the tastiest honey, lemon, and cinnamon dressing. Mix that with a delicious berry blend, top it with fresh mint leaves, and wow, this recipe is one heck of a showstopper.

If you’re looking for more summer side dishes, we’ve got you. These Italian pasta salad, orzo with roasted vegetables, and Mexican street corn salad recipes are all perfect for summer BBQs!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • It’s easy – this recipe is about as easy as it gets! You’ll mix together the honey, lemon juice, and cinnamon, then toss in the fruit, and top with mint. That’s it!
  • It’s refreshing – with a simple, light dressing, juicy berries, and fresh mint, this fruit salad will be the most refreshing addition to your meal!

Berry Fruit Salad Ingredients

You don’t need much to make this fruit salad – 3 ingredients for the dressing, the fruit itself, and fresh mint! Find ingredient notes (including substitutions and swaps) below.

  • Lemon juice – I know that buying a bottle of lemon juice (vs. freshly squeezing your own) can be tempting, but trust me when I say that fresh lemon juice is absolutely necessary here. You’ll just need 2 tablespoons (the juice from 1 medium-sized lemon), so the return will be well worth the effort!
  • Berries – we went with blueberries, blackberries, and strawberries here, but you can absolutely add in raspberries too, if you’d like!

A full ingredient list with exact amounts can be found in the recipe card below.

Recipe Variations and Modifications

  • Add goat cheese – crumbled goat cheese would be a fantastic add here! If you’re looking for a little tang and creaminess, this may be just the ticket.
  • Use other kinds of fruit – while this is a mixed berry fruit salad, if you’d like to add in other fruits, feel free. Chopped peaches, plums, or apples would all be delicious additions and complement the cinnamon really well.
  • Make it grain-free – this recipe is grain-free as-is.
  • Make it gluten-free – this fruit salad is also gluten-free as written.

How to Make a Mixed Berry Fruit Salad

Two steps stand between you and the most refreshing, delicious fruit salad. Follow along below!

Step 1: Whisk together the cinnamon, honey, and lemon juice in the bottom of your serving bowl.

Step 2: Add the fruit, toss to combine, and top with the fresh mint.

Recipe Tips

Berries (as with any produce) can be pretty dirty! We recommend washing your berries really well with a vinegar and water mixture (1 part vinegar to 3 parts water). Simply add the vinegar and water to a large bowl, dump the berries in, and use your hands to gently agitate the berries, allowing any dirt or grime to release. Let the berries sit for at least 5 minutes in the vinegar and water mixture, then drain them in a colander and give them a good rinse.

How to Serve

Serve your mixed berry fruit salad as a side alongside any summer-worthy main dish. Here are some ideas that would be exceptionally delicious:

How to Store

Store any leftover fruit salad in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days. Know that your berries may wilt or soften a bit as the salad sits in the fridge, but it’ll still be really delicious!

Frequently Asked Questions

What berries go together?

While there are many types of berries, this fruit salad is best suited for strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries (or any combination of the 4).

How to make fruit salad without the fruit turning brown?

The little bit of lemon juice in the dressing really helps the fruit to hold up for a bit longer than it would otherwise! Also, if you take our tip above and wash your berries with vinegar ahead of making the fruit salad, I bet you’ll find that your berries last longer than you expect.

If you tried this Mixed Berry Fruit Salad or any other recipe on my website, please leave a 🌟 star rating and let me know how it went in the 📝 comments below!

  • Whisk together the cinnamon, honey, and lemon juice in the bottom of your serving bowl.

  • Add the fruit, toss to combine, and top with the fresh mint.

Berries (as with any produce) can be pretty dirty! We recommend washing your berries really well with a vinegar and water mixture (1 part vinegar to 3 parts water). Simply add the vinegar and water to a large bowl, dump the berries in, and use your hands to gently agitate the berries, allowing any dirt or grime to release. Let the berries sit for at least 5 minutes in the vinegar and water mixture, then drain them in a colander and give them a good rinse.

Calories: 40kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 0.2g | Saturated Fat: 0.01g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.03g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 121mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 62IU | Vitamin C: 43mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 0.4mg

Written by bourbiza mohamed

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