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Fruit Salad with Honey Lime Dressing

Prepare to fall in love with this Fruit Salad drizzled with Honey Lime Dressing this summer!

This glorious combination of summer fruits tossed in the sweet tangy honey lime dressing dressing is refreshing, light, and honestly feels like dessert disguised as a side dish (a.k.a. best kind of side dish).

Fruit Salad with Honey Lime Dressing

Honey Lime Fruit Salad

I love fruits, and I consider this fruit salad with honey lime dressing recipe a celebration of fruits…especially summer fruits.

A fruit salad is such a yummy, refreshing and easy side to any meal, and I love making this fruit salad that takes a purist approach.

That’s where the honey lime dressing magic comes in. Using just lime and honey, there is no dairy or heavy/creamy ingredients involved to overshadow the fruits.

Clean, simple, healthy, our honey lime dressing is delicious, light, bright, enhances our lovely fruits, and most importantly, makes it ALL ABOUT THE FRUITS.

Making the Fruit Salad

To make our fruit salad with honey lime dressing, you can use any fruits of your choice – grapes, oranges, pineapple, citruses, berries, melons….seriously any fruits under the sun would work great for this recipe.

As a tribute to summer, I’m totally taking a summer theme today, and am incorporating some of my summer favorites:

Fruit Salad with Honey Lime Dressing
  • Strawberries
  • Blueberries
  • Peaches
  • Kiwis

Picking a favorite fruit for me is like picking a favorite child. If I were to pick my favorites, this bowl would probably be filled with 29 different types of fruits, and then things would get a bit out of control. So we are sticking to four today.

Honey Lime Dressing

As for the honey lime dressing, it is literally honey and freshly squeezed lime (yes – use fresh limes…it makes a difference!), with a 3:2 ratio, mixed together.

Whisk it using a whisk to break up the thick honey.

The product should be a slightly liquid-y, not-too-thick mixture.

Mixing Honey Lime Dressing
Honey Lime Dressing

Place fruits in a large mixing bowl and drizzle that honey lime dressing over the fruits.

Gently toss fruits to evenly coat them with honey lime dressing, and be careful not to squish them.

Pouring Honey Lime Dressing onto a bowl of fruit salad
Drizzling fruits with honey lime dressing

And that’s it. So simple. 

No frills, and lots of Vitamin C, lots of yumminess, and lots of time to spend time outside doing something else other than cooking!

One of the many things I love about this fruit salad recipe is how the honey lime dressing enhances the sweetness of each of the fruit, giving it that extra omph, but doesn’t overpower the fruits.

During the summertime, when fruits are super sweet and fresh, they really don’t need that much help in the flavor department.

I like to let them do their thing without much interference…being sweet and amazing to taste and all.

Honey lime fruit salad is such an easy side for just any day, especially those busy weeknights when you don’t want to cook and still want a nice dose of Vitamin C.

If you are going to a cookout, party or potluck, fruit salad with honey lime dressing is your gem, my friend.

It takes no time to make, and its pretty colors is just too pretty to ignore. It also makes a refreshing side to any grilled meats, burgers, hotdogs.

And what about a healthier dessert choice in the form of a fruit salad with a light and tangy honey lime dressing?? It’s legit enough to pass for sweets, I assure you.

In short – You NEED this in your life!! ❤️

Fruit Salad with Honey Lime Dressing

Frequently Asked Questions

What’s the best way to store these uncut fruits? And how do I know if they are ripe?

– Store peaches and kiwi in room temperature until they are ready to be consumed. Once they are ripen you can transfer them to the refrigerator, but I always prefer not store them in fridges. Peaches should be soft to the touch and give out this heavenly peachy smell when it is ripen. It is quite glorious. Kiwis will be soft to touch when they are ripen too.
– Strawberries and blueberries should be refrigerated at all times.
– A general rule for me is that if the grocery store stores the fruit (or really anything else) in the refrigerated section, then you should too.

What can I use instead of honey or lime?

Substitute lemon for lime, and maple syrup or agave for honey.

How do I keep and store this as leftovers?

Generally, this fruit salad recipe tastes the best eaten immediately. If there is leftovers, store in an airtight container in the refrigerator, and try to consume within 24 hours. After being stored in the fridge, access liquid will form and the fruits will not be as fresh.

How do I make ahead?

Wash and cut fruits, and store in fridge ahead of time. Only toss fruits in Honey Lime Dressing when ready to serve.

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Fruit Salad with Honey Lime Dressing

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Fruit Salad with Honey Lime Dressing

A bowl of summer fruits drizzled with a sweet and tangy honey lime dressing. Refreshing, delicious and full of great fruity flavors! An easy side for any meals, potlucks and parties.
4.91 from 40 votes
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 120kcal
Author: MinShien

Ingredients

  • 12 oz strawberries
  • 3 peaches
  • 1 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 2-3 kiwis
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice

Instructions

  • Cut up strawberries, peaches, blueberries and kiwis, and bring them all into a large bowl.
  • Combine honey and lime juice in a small bowl, and mix well.
  • Pour honey lime dressing onto cut-up fruits. Toss gently and be careful not to squash the fruits. 
  • Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 120kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 364mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 300IU | Vitamin C: 72mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 1mg
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22 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    I made this for Easter and it was a huge hit – among adults and kids! My 3 year old used a spoon to slurp up the remaining juice at the bottom of the bowl.

    1. Joyous Apron says:

      I’m so glad!!! Thanks for making it and letting me know how it went! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. 5 stars
    I made this fruit salad to have in the fridge all week and it was gone in a few days! The honey lime dressing was perfect and paired so well with the fruit!

    1. Joyous Apron says:

      Thanks Kathryn! So glad to hear that it was a hit!

  3. 5 stars
    The lime dressing is amazing. The fruit salad was so tasty. The kids gobbled it down too. Thanks so much for all your amazing recipes.

    1. Joyous Apron says:

      I’m so glad everyone enjoyed the recipe! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. 5 stars
    This Fruit Salad with Honey Lime Dressing is seriously sooo good! The combination of sweet, tangy, and refreshing flavors from the fresh fruits and zesty dressing makes for a perfect sweet summer dessert.

    1. Joyous Apron says:

      Thank you! I’m so glad you enjoyed it!

  5. 5 stars
    Wow! It was so delicious! I stuffed it with apples, kiwis, berries and bananas. We are trying to be more health cautious so it was perfect. I totally love this.

    1. Joyous Apron says:

      Thanks Jamie! I love your fruit combination!

  6. 5 stars
    This was SO delicious. And not to mention EASY! I’ve never made a dressing for fruit salad before but this and this honey lime dressing has become my new favorite way to make fruit salads

    1. Joyous Apron says:

      Thanks, Claire! It’s an all-time favorite here as well ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. 5 stars
    I made this over the weekend and everyone loved it. This fruit salad is going to be the star of all my upcoming cookouts this summer. So easy to make and the dressing is the perfect topping.

    1. Joyous Apron says:

      Truly perfect for cookouts! Enjoy!

  8. Amy Liu Dong says:

    5 stars
    I love how easy, tasty, delicious, and healthy this salad dish is.
    I will definitely make this again.

    1. Joyous Apron says:

      That’s wonderful to hear!

  9. vanessa p says:

    5 stars
    The honey and lime dressing was delicious and makes a refreshing and healthy fruit salad bowl. I served it along with grilled chicken and roasted carrots and my family loved it. Easily one of our favorite meals.

    1. Joyous Apron says:

      Such a delicious meal! Thrilled to hear that it’s one of your favorites!

  10. 5 stars
    This recipe was perfect for a healthy and flavorful dinner side that is also easy to prepare. the mix of the fruits and the dressing was amazing!!

    1. Joyous Apron says:

      Totally agree! ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s a keeper!! Glad you liked it

  11. 5 stars
    Made this yesterday and it was the perfect time to make this salad because all of the fruit is finally coming back into season again. Very delicious with the honey lime dressing.

    1. Joyous Apron says:

      In season fruits are the best! Glad you enjoyed it.