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    This healthy fruit salad recipe is AMAZING! Dressed in a light and delicious honey lime dressing, it’s the perfect summer dessert. It only takes 10 minutes to make this dish and it’s perfect for bringing to a potluck. Naturally gluten-free and Paleo.

    fruit salad with honey lime dressing

    Made with mangos, pineapple, strawberries, blueberries, grapes, kiwis, and bananas, is the best tasting fruit salad… EVER! This homemade fruit salad recipe makes a big bowl, large enough to feed a crowd, and it’s perfect to bring to a potluck, picnic or serve at a family BBQ party.

    If you love this fruit salad dessert, be sure to check out my other dessert recipes for more inspiration!

    Fruit Salad Ingredients

    I love this combination of fruit, but if there are any you don’t like you can simply omit them, or add in whatever you have in your fridge!

    • Mango
    • Strawberries
    • Pineapple
    • Blueberries
    • Grapes (green or red)
    • Kiwi fruit
    • Banana

    And for the fruit salad dressing, you need honey, lime juice & zest and poppy seeds.

    This Honey Lime Fruit Salad is AMAZING! It used a light and delicious honey lime poppy seed dressing and you can actually taste the fruit.

    How To Make Fruit Salad

    • Add all fruit (except bananas) to a large mixing bowl. Add the bananas just before serving.
    • In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the honey, lime zest, lime juice and poppy seed.
    • Pour over fruit just before serving and toss to evenly coat. Serve the fresh fruit salad immediately.
    healthy fruit salad

    A Healthy Summer Dessert

    This easy fruit salad is the perfect summer dessert – it’s made with only fruits and organic honey. It’s a naturally gluten-free, paleo-friendly, and clean-eating dessert you can eat.

    The sugar in the fruit is natural and unprocessed, and unless you have to watch your sugar level for health reasons, the fruits are loaded with vitamins, antioxidants, and fiber.

    homemade fruit salad

    How To Use Leftover Fruit Salad

    • Add to your granola or oatmeal. I like to add some fruit and nut butter to my granola or oatmeal in the morning. You can switch things up by adding some leftover fruit salad on top.
    • Add to smoothies. You can add some to smoothies, or freeze in 1/2 or 1 cup portions to add to smoothies later. Don’t make smoothies from only this dessert because it’s very sweet.
    • Add to your breakfast. Eat along with your eggs and bacon in the morning. Who doesn’t love a little bit of fruit on the side with your eggs and bacon?
    • Top ice cream with this honey lime fruit salad.
    • Cook it down into a delicious fruit sauce. You can simmer it and cook it down to a tasty sauce that you can pour over your pancakes, waffles, or even ice cream and yogurt.
    • Stir up a pitcher of sangria. So easy to make a fruit sangria. It’s the perfect cold drink for warm summer nights.
    • Make fruit sorbet. Blend it with some honey and freeze it. A perfect way to cool you down.
    fruit salad dessert

    Can you make this dessert ahead of time?

    This summer fruit salad is best to be eaten on the day it is made, but if you store it in an airtight container in the fridge, it will keep well for up to 24 hours. If you are making it ahead of time, do not add the bananas and the fresh fruit salad syrup until you are ready to serve it. You can mix the dressing ahead of time and store it in a separate container in the refrigerator.

    Recipe Tips

    • Cut the fruit into evenly sized pieces.
    • Feel free to vary the fruits you use, but remember that anything soft should be added just before serving, like pears for instance. Don’t add anything too watery either, like watermelon.
    • Add the dressing just before serving.
    • Keep the fruit salad refrigerated for up to 24 hours.

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    Honey Lime Fruit Salad

    This Honey Lime Fruit Salad is AMAZING! It used a light and delicious honey lime poppy seed dressing and you can actually taste the fruit.
    Prep Time 15 minutes
    Total Time 15 minutes
    Servings 10 servings
    Calories 178kcal

    INGREDIENTS

    Fruit Salad

    • 2 mangos, peeled and diced
    • 1 lb. fresh strawberries, diced
    • 1 lb fresh pineapple, diced
    • 12 oz blueberries
    • 12 oz grapes, halved
    • 4 kiwis, peeled and diced
    • 2 bananas, sliced

    Honey Lime Dressing

    INSTRUCTIONS

    • Add all fruit to a large mixing bowl. Add bananas just before serving, so they don’t turn brown.
    • In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the honey, lime zest, lime juice and poppy seed. Pour over fruit just before serving and toss to evenly coat.

    TIPS & NOTES

    • Cut the fruit into evenly sized pieces.
    • Feel free to vary the fruits you use, but remember that anything soft should be added just before serving, like pears for instance. Don’t add anything too watery either, like watermelon.
    • Add the dressing just before serving.
    • Keep the fruit salad refrigerated for up to 24 hours.

    NUTRITION

    Serving: 299g | Calories: 178kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 4mg | Potassium: 486mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 34g | Vitamin A: 567IU | Vitamin C: 105mg | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 1mg
    Course Dessert
    Cuisine American
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    May 6, 2020

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    Comments

    MARYANA

    5 stars
    Wow, this fruit salad looks so healthy and nutritious. Thanks for sharing this recipe with us, I will prepare it at home soon.

    Nazar Veselovich

    5 stars
    Ooh, this looks like a perfect summer side dish! I will have to give this recipe a try! My kids LOVE fruit. This steps it up a notch.

    Ela

    5 stars
    This sounds absolutey amazing! I would eat so much of this! I am going to make it and take it to work with me!

    Meghan McMorrow

    5 stars
    The perfect dessert or snack any time! Especially when you usually have to say “no” to dessert.

    Pol

    5 stars
    Love this salad so much! So easy, light and great for summer picnics or at a side for 4th of July!

    Dara Whitelaw Michalski

    5 stars
    Great refreshing salad perfect for this time of year! I’ve made this a few times now and sometimes vary the fruit.

    Tammy

    This fruit salad is beyond good! Just made it and I couldn’t get enough. So fresh and the combination of fruit with the lime dressing is amazing! Thank you for posting 😊

      Delicious Meets Healthy

      I know, it’s so addictive. Thank you so much for stopping by! So glad to hear that you loved it as well! 🙂

    Courtney

    This salad is amazing, not only do I love it but my kiddos devoured it! I didn’t add grapes but everything else and its delicious.

    Jennifer

    I love this. I can not eat poppy seeds because of couple meds. I hope people know this also and check. Great recipe for summer!

    Emma @ Supper in the Suburbs

    5 stars
    Delicious. What a great combo of flavours you’ve got there. I rarely put grapes or kiwis in my fruit salad and now wondering why not.

      Delicious Meets Healthy

      Thanks, Emma! They go very well together 🙂

    Igor @ Cooking The Globe

    5 stars
    So colorful, so fresh, love this fruity salad!

      Delicious Meets Healthy

      Thanks, Igor!

    Krysten (@themomnoms)

    I agree with you, this is truly the perfect summer dessert!
    I love how fresh it is! 😀
    Great job!

      Delicious Meets Healthy

      I know, I want to have a spoonful of this salad again 🙂 Thanks, Krysten!

    dahn

    It looks delicious. What a great mix of fresh fruit and I am loving the honey lime dressing.

      Delicious Meets Healthy

      Thank you! This honey lime dressing is so good indeed!

    Aish

    This seems like a great salad to take to work potlucks. Loved all the pics.

      Delicious Meets Healthy

      Thanks, Aish! Great idea! 🙂

    Christine | Vermilion Roots

    So easy and so good. Love lime dressing in fruit salads. 🙂

      Delicious Meets Healthy

      Thanks, Christine!

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