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Berry Fruit Salad with Honey Lime Poppyseed Dressing

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This simple berry fruit salad packs a huge flavor punch. Juicy sweet strawberries, raspberries and blackberries and blueberries are drizzled with a honey-lime dressing with poppy seeds and fresh garden mint. A great easy side dish for all your summer celebrations!

This simple fruit salad packs a huge flavor punch. Juicy sweet berries pair with a honey-lime dressing, poppy seeds and fresh garden mint.
A silver spoon holding berry fruit salad over a clear bowl
A silver spoon holding berry fruit salad over a clear bowl

This easy fruit salad recipe is made with mixed fruit and is 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! It is great to serve alongside any meal, and it is perfect to take to picnics and barbecue parties.

Try this as a perfect side dish for grilled chicken kebobs or burgers. Or serve it with sourdough waffles or pancakes for breakfast!

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

A woman pouring honey lime poppyseed dressing over a bowl of berry fruit salad

How to make a berry fruit salad

This recipe is very simple to make! Here is a brief overview of the recipe to give you an idea of how it works. For the full set of directions and measurements, please make sure you scroll down to the recipe card below!

Mixing the dough.

  1. Mix the ingredients together until combined.
  2. Cover the bowl and allow it to rest for 30 minutes.
  1. Mix the dressing. Using a mason jar, combine the ingredients for the dressing and shake thoroughly to mix. Set aside.
  2. Mix the fruit. In a medium sized serving bowl, add the berries and fruit.
  3. Add the dressing. Drizzle the dressing over the berries and gently toss to combine.
  4. Garnish. Add the fresh chopped mint and Enjoy!

Recipe tips

  • Choose berries that are in season and ripe for the best flavor.
  • Wash the berries and let them dry before adding them to the fruit salad. If they are too wet, they will soften faster and create a mushy fruit salad.
  • Don’t add the dressing to the salad too far in advance or the berries will get soft. Only prep ahead 30-60 minutes ahead of time.

Frequently asked questions

Can I make this berry salad ahead of time? I do think this salad is BEST on the day that it is made! But you can store it in an air tight container in the fridge for up to 2 days. The berries will get softer as it sits. Add the mint only when you are ready to serve this, as the mint can overpower the other flavors of the recipe over time.

Can I change out the berries? Yes! This recipe works great with one kind of berry, or multiple. Feel free to leave one out or add more in. You can also add in watermelon!

A clear serving bowl of berries and a clear pinch bowl of honey poppy seed dressing

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A silver spoon holding berry fruit salad over a clear bowl

Berry Fruit Salad with Honey Lime Poppyseed Dressing

This simple fruit salad packs a huge flavor punch. Juicy sweet berries pair with a honey-lime dressing, poppy seeds and fresh garden mint.
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Course: Kid Friendly Side Dishes
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 162kcal
Author: Jenni – The Gingered Whisk

Ingredients

Berry Salad

  • 1 pint strawberries
  • 1 pint blueberries
  • 1 pint raspberries
  • 1 pint blackberries
  • 1 pint cherries

Honey Lime Poppyseed Dressing

  • ¼ cup lime juice
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 1 TBSP poppy seeds
  • ¼ cup fresh chopped mint

Instructions

  • In a jar with a tight fitting lid, shake the honey, lime juice and poppy seeds until well combined.
  • Wash the fruit.
  • Hull and slice the strawberies into quarters.
  • Place all the fruit in a large bowl.
  • Pour the dressing over the fruit and gently toss.
  • When ready to serve, add the mint.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

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

Serving: 1g | Calories: 162kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 5mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 27g

11 Comments

  1. Sarah @ Champagne Tastes says:

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

  2. Elizabeth says:

    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!

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

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

  5. 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!

  6. Mandee Pogue says:

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

  7. Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction says:

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

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

  9. Ashley @ Wanderzest says:

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

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