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This fruit salad with honey lemon dressing recipe is a bright, fresh, and flavorful summertime dish! This simple fruit salad is loaded with a variety of seasonal fruit and tossed with a sweet and tangy dressing.

It makes a great side dish or snack, and it’s perfect to make a few hours ahead to bring to a potluck, party, or barbecue!

honey lemon fruit salad recipe with peaches, oranges, strawberries, blueberries, and lemon dressing

Summertime is almost here, and we are starting to get some ripe summer fruits into our local market! I love making this honey lemon fruit salad all summer long, it’s our go-to entertaining dish. It’s a crowd-pleaser recipe that the whole family will love.

The best part about this fruit salad is that it’s versatile – you can add in your favorite fruits to this recipe to make it your own! The tasty honey lemon dressing takes just 1 minute to make, and ties all the flavors in this dish together perfectly.

Why Make This Fruit Salad with Honey Lemon Dressing?

  • It’s quick and easy, ready in just 10 minutes!
  • It makes a great summer barbecue side dish.
  • The flavors are fresh, sweet, and so delicious.
  • It can be inexpensive and affordable to make for a crowd.
  • Add in your favorite fruits, or follow a few of our recommended fruit additions below!

Ingredients for This Recipe

ingredients for this fruit salad: cherries, berries, honey, oranges, grapes and lemons laid out on the counter.

Berries

I like to start with fresh seasonal berries, as they are perfect for a tasty summer fruit salad. I used strawberries and blueberries for this recipe, but you can add raspberries or blackberries too if you prefer.

Stone Fruits

I just got some delicious nectarines from my Misfits Market box this week, along with the first cherries of the season. I love the sweetness and tartness of stone fruit, especially when paired with berries and grapes in this recipe.

Make sure to remove the pits from your stone fruit before adding to the salad. Slice your nectarines in half, remove the pit, and slice into bite-sized pieces. You can do the same for cherries, or use a cherry-pitter tool to get the small stones out.

Grapes

I love the texture of really fresh, juicy grapes in fruit salads. My grapes were large, so I opted to slice them in half. You can use either green or red grapes for your fruit salad, whichever you prefer!

Oranges

Little clementines or mandarins are great for fruit salad – as the small orange segments are the perfect bite-sized additions. If you have a larger orange, you can slice the orange segments into smaller pieces.

Lemon Juice

Fresh lemon juice is super important in this recipe, as it’s adds a wonderful, fresh, tart flavor to the fruit salad, and also lemon juice keeps fruit from turning brown. I highly recommend fresh lemon, however you can use bottled lemon juice if you don’t have fresh on hand.

Honey

One of my favorite natural sweeteners (as a beekeeper, I’m a bit biased)! Mixing the honey and lemon together makes a great dressing for the fruit salad. If you can, try finding a local beekeeper or farmer’s market to buy your honey from! Honey harvested in early summer is mild and lighter in color, and honey that’s harvested in fall has a deep dark golden hue.

Be sure to visit the recipe card below for full ingredient amounts and recipe instructions!

honey and lemon fruit salad with stone fruits, grapes, oranges, and berries with a honey dipper in the bowl

How to Make This Recipe

  1. Prepare your fruit. You want all your fruit to be roughly the same size, so it’s easier to scoop and eat. Slice your strawberries, peel and segment your oranges, remove the stones from any stonefruit, and slice any larger grapes in half.
  2. In a large serving bowl, add all your fruit together.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the lemon juice and honey until it’s well combined. Pour the dressing over the salad, and toss well to combine.
  4. Store leftovers for up to 2 days in the refrigerator in an airtight container.
Is there a vegan alternative to honey?

Yes, you can substitute the honey for agave nectar or pure maple syrup. Both are also vegan and plant-based alternatives. Agave as a similar texture to honey, while maple syrup can be a bit runnier.

What fruit is good for fruit salads?

I like to use a variety of fruits for color and texture: berries, grapes, stone fruits, and citrus are great options! You can also add in melons or tropical fruits like pineapple or mango.

honey dripping off a honey comb stick into a tasty fruit salad recipe with summer seasonal fruits

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honey lemon fruit salad recipe with peaches, oranges, strawberries, blueberries, and lemon dressing

Fruit Salad with Honey Lemon Dressing

This fruit salad with honey lemon dressing recipe is a bright, fresh, and flavorful summertime dish! This simple fruit salad is loaded with a variety of seasonal fruit and tossed with a sweet and tangy dressing.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Appetizer, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 8 1-cup servings
Calories 123 kcal

Equipment

  • Serving Bowl
  • Mixing Bowl

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pound strawberries
  • 8 ounces blueberries
  • 3 nectarines or peaches, pits removed
  • 8 ounces cherries pits removed
  • 3 clementines
  • 1 cup grapes
  • 2 lemons juiced, about 2 tablespoons
  • 2 tablespoons honey

Instructions
 

  • Prepare your fruit. You want all your fruit to be roughly the same size, so it’s easier to scoop and eat. Slice your strawberries, peel and segment your oranges, remove the stones from any stonefruit, and slice any larger grapes in half.
  • In a large serving bowl, add all your fruit together.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the lemon juice and honey until it’s well combined. Pour the dressing over the salad, and toss well to combine.
  • Store leftovers for up to 2 days in the refrigerator in an airtight container.

Notes

Serving Size

This recipe makes ~8 cups of fruit salad, and 8 servings total. One serving of this recipe is 1 cup. Total amounts will depend on the size of the fruit you used, but the recipe above yielded ~8 cups in my kitchen.

Nutrition

Calories: 123kcalCarbohydrates: 31gProtein: 2gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0.05gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.2gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.1gSodium: 9mgPotassium: 366mgFiber: 5gSugar: 24gVitamin A: 235IUVitamin C: 68mgCalcium: 33mgIron: 1mg
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