What I love about summer:
- Long daylights
- Pool days
- FRUITS. The crazy amount of fresh, juicy, sweet-as-candy FRUITS
I eat copious amount of fruits all the time, but especially during the summer. I overflow my fruit bowl every time I make a trip to the grocery store. In a weird way, I love seeing my fruit bowl run out of room. It’s like this proud moment knowing that the kitchen is stock up with fruity goodness.
This recipe is a celebration of fruits, and especially summer fruits. A fruit salad is always the perfect, super easy side to any meal, and I love making this version that takes a purist approach. Using lime and honey, there is no dairy or heavy dressing involved to overshadow the fruits. Clean, simple, healthy, and ALL ABOUT THE FRUITS.
You can use any fruits to make this the fruit salad of your dreams. I’m taking a summer theme, and am incorporating strawberries, blueberries, peaches and kiwi.
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.
How to store peaches and kiwi
Store peaches and kiwi in room temperature until they are ready to be consumed. Once they are ripe you can transfer them to the refrigerator, but I always prefer not to have to store them in fridges. Peaches should be soft to the touch and gives out this heavenly peachy smell when it is ripe. It is quite glorious. Kiwis will be soft to touch when they are ripe too, but oftentimes I am not able to smell them.
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.
Once the fruits are cut up, set them back into the fridge because we want to serve this nice and cold, then put together the honey lime dressing.
The dressing is literally honey and lime, with a 3:2 ratio, mixed together. I love how this 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. You know, their fruit thing. Being sweet and amazing to taste and all.
Toss the fruits to evenly coat them with dressing, and be careful not to squish them.
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!
This is a great, 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 party or potluck, this 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?? It’s legit enough to pass for sweets, I assure you.
In short – You NEED this in your life!!
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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.
- 12 oz strawberries
- 3 peaches
- 1 1/2 cup blueberries
- 2-3 kiwis
- 3 tbsp honey
- 2 tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice
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!