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).
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:
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.
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.
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!! ❤️
Frequently Asked Questions
– 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.
Substitute lemon for lime, and maple syrup or agave for honey.
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.
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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Other fruity goodness!
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- Winter Fruit Salad
- Pineapple Mango Salsa
- Avocado Orange Salad
- Lemon Ice Cream
- Mango Crumb Bars
- Strawberry Banana Nutella Crepes
- Blueberry Bread with Crumb Topping
Fruit Salad with Honey Lime Dressing
- 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!