Kid Friendly Side Dishes

Mint and Lime Summer Berry Salad

This simple fruit salad packs a huge flavor punch. Juicy sweet berries pair with a honey-lime dressing, poppy seeds and fresh garden mint.


Easy Summer Fruit Salad Healthy


Produce is one of those things that we spend a good portion of our food budget on. We offer a fruit and veggie at every meal, at snacks, and often incorporate them into our special desserts. Generally, we just eat a lot of them. I try to buy a lot of seasonal produce to help offset the cost, but the reality of the situation is that thanks to modern grocery stores, we can get most produce pretty much year round.


fruit salad with lime mint dressing


But in the summer time our berry consumption alway seem to quadruple Рwe eat sooo much of them! This berry salad is  great all year long, but its perfect when the berries are super fresh and in season, you can grab some mint fresh from the garden, a drizzle of honey and a squirt of lime juice. I often have a big bowl of this ready to go in the fridge.


Easy Berry Salad with Mint Poppy Seed Dressing


Looking for more perfect summer side dishes? Try these easy recipes:

  • Simple Summer Strawberry Salad – This simple salad takes less than two minutes to make, and really shines with great summer produce. A perfect side or main meal.
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  • Best Broccoli Salad – This broccoli salad is the best broccoli salad for picnics and parties! It is an easy side dish with tons of flavor that everyone will be begging for the recipe!
  • Easy Swedish Cucumber Salad – This easy cucumber salad is the perfect Swedish side dish. It only takes a few ingredients and 5 minutes to put together but is a fresh and fun side dish.


Mint and Lime Summer Berry Salad

Mint and Lime Summer Berry Salad

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

This simple fruit salad packs a huge flavor punch. Juicy sweet berries pair with a honey-lime dressing, poppy seeds and fresh garden mint.


  • 1 pint strawberries
  • 1 pint blueberries
  • 1 pint raspberries
  • 1 pint blackberries
  • 1 pint cherries
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 TBSP poppy seeds
  • 1/4 cup fresh chopped mint


  1. In a jar with a tight fitting lid, shake the honey, lime juice and poppy seeds until well combined.
  2. Place all the fruit in a large bowl.
  3. Pour the dressing over the fruit and gently toss.
  4. When ready to serve, add the mint.


Add the mint when ready to serve. When it sits too long in the dressing it tends to wilt a little and not look as pretty and vibrant. Its flavor also tends to overpower the other flavors after a while. Leftovers are still tasty, just not as pretty and really minty!!

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 162 Total Fat: 1g Saturated Fat: 0g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 5mg Carbohydrates: 39g Fiber: 7g Sugar: 27g Protein: 2g

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  • Reply
    Sarah @ Champagne Tastes
    June 8, 2017 at 1:42 AM

    Oooo I love berries, but I usually just eat them straight!! This sounds delicious- I love that there are poppy seeds!

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    June 8, 2017 at 6:09 AM

    Fresh mint is one of my favorite things to keep in the kitchen–now I’m going to have to try this on my next fruit salad!

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    June 8, 2017 at 6:53 AM

    Mmm I love the sound of this, fresh and delicious!

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    June 8, 2017 at 8:08 AM

    I’m loving all the colours in this. What a great way to enjoy berries this summer.

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    Bintu - Recipes From A Pantry
    June 8, 2017 at 8:18 AM

    What a light and refreshing salad, and so good for you too! Lots of vitamin C in there.

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    June 8, 2017 at 6:15 PM

    This is sooo good! We love berries over here, but we always just eat them raw. This is a wonderful variation! Thank you for sharing!

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    Mandee Pogue
    June 9, 2017 at 12:46 PM

    Girl your photos are amazing as always! And is there anything better that a beautiful berry salad in the summer. This looks amazing!

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    Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction
    June 9, 2017 at 2:41 PM

    What a great summer salad! Love the mint lime combo!

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    The Food Hunter
    June 9, 2017 at 3:20 PM

    What a beautiful dish! Perfect for picnics this summer

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    Sandi G
    June 9, 2017 at 3:42 PM

    This fruit salad would be an awesome thing to take to a cookout.

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    Ashley @ Wanderzest
    June 12, 2017 at 4:41 AM

    This is such a beautiful salad! I love all of the fresh produce in the summer.

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