Fruit Salad With Honey Lime Dressing

Fruit salad is the perfect side for…pretty much anything! This easy fruit salad recipe with honey lime dressing is light, fresh, and keeps you coming back for more.

Top down view of a serving bowl filled with this healthy fruit salad recipe. Two hands are in the image, one is holding the bowl while the other is stirring the fruit salad. There is also a striped linen in the image, a bowl of honey, and a fresh mango.

Homemade fruit salad is one of my mom’s staples. I swear she can whip one of these together effortlessly at a moment’s notice. This fresh fruit salad with honey lime dressing is perfect paired with breakfast, lunch, dinner, and even dessert!

This fruit salad with honey lime dressing is great to make for a wide variety of occasions. A fresh and healthy side option for brunch, bridal showers, baby showers, or summer parties and potlucks.

TELL ME ABOUT THIS FRESH FRUIT SALAD RECIPE

Level of difficulty: Easy. Chop, measure, mix, and enjoy!

Flavor: You taste each fruit used with a sweet taste of honey and a pop of citrus as an accent.

Time: It will take you approximately 15 minutes to prepare your healthy fruit salad. The duration will vary based on your knife skills.

Ingredient shot for this simple fruit salad recipe. This includes a bowl of strawberries, a bowl of blueberries, a small bowl of honey, a fresh lime, and a fresh mango. There is also a striped linen in the image.

INGREDIENTS NEEDED

  • Fresh Strawberries
  • Fresh Blueberries
  • Fresh Mango
  • Fresh Lime (Zest + Juice)
  • Honey
  • Optional: Fresh Mint for Garnish

OVERVIEW: HOW TO MAKE FRUIT SALAD WITH HONEY LIME DRESSING

  1. Prepare fruit. Rinse and chop fruit, and place in a large mixing bowl. Zest the lime over the top of the fruit.
  2. Make dressing. In a small bowl, mix together the fresh lime juice and honey.
    • PRO TIP: microwaving the honey and lime juice mixture for about 10 seconds helps the dressing mix together easier, and helps to prevent your fruit salad having globs of honey.
  3. Add the dressing and toss the fruit salad. Finally, drizzle the honey lime dressing over the fresh fruit and toss until evenly coated.
  4. Serve immediately. Enjoy!
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WHAT IS THE BEST FRUIT FOR FRUIT SALAD?

You can change up the combination of fruits used in this easy fruit salad recipe if desired. For the best results, maintain the same ratio of adding 4-5 cups of fresh fruit.

Strawberries, blueberries, mangos, grapes, kiwis, and mandarin oranges are all great options.

Alternatively, fruits that don’t work as well in this recipe include: raspberries (they get squished), bananas (also get squishy), frozen fruit (gets mushy and watery once thawed).

MODIFICATIONS FOR DIETARY RESTRICTIONS: VEGAN

This fruit salad with honey lime dressing recipe is already vegetarian, gluten free, and dairy free as written.

  • To make this into a vegan fruit salad recipe, the honey needs to be substituted with a different sweetener. You could try agave syrup. Please note: I have not done this myself and cannot comment on how the taste is affected with this substitution.
Close up of a white serving bowl filled with fruit salad with honey lime dressing. There is a spoon in the bowl, ready to serve!

EXPERT TIPS

This fruit salad is best the day it is prepared. While this fruit salad recipe is best day-of, you can still eat leftovers the next day. Just note the fruit salad may not be quite as good the next day.

Making this for a party? Here are a few make ahead tips:

  • One way to save time is to cut up the fruit the day before to save time
  • You can also make the honey lime dressing a day ahead if desired
    • Note: wait to toss your fruit and dressing together until just before serving. As noted above, heating the dressing for 10-seconds before dressing the salad is helpful to get your dressing to combine easily.

EQUIPMENT NEEDED

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Serving Bowl

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Fruit Salad with Honey Lime Dressing

This healthy fruit salad with honey lime dressing is a great side with any meal! Also a great option to prepare for a wide variety of occasions such as brunch, bridal showers, baby showers, or summer parties and potlucks.
4.45 from 9 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 6 Servings
Calories 112 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb fresh strawberries, rinsed and sliced into bite-sized pieces*
  • 1 pint fresh blueberries, rinsed*
  • 1 mango, peeled, fruit removed from the stone and cubed*
  • 1 lime, zested and juiced
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • Optional garnish: fresh mint

Instructions
 

  • Rinse and chop fruit, and place in a large mixing bowl. Zest the lime over the top of the fruit.
  • In a small bowl, prepare the dressing by mixing together the fresh lime juice and honey. (Note: microwaving the honey and lime juice mixture for about 10 seconds helps the dressing mix together easier, and helps to prevent your fruit salad having globs of honey)
  • Drizzle the honey lime dressing over the fresh fruit and toss until evenly coated.
  • Serve immediately and enjoy!

Notes

*If you want to modify the combination of fruits in this healthy fruit salad recipe, aim to use 4-5 cups of fruit to keep the ratios similar.
*Other fruits that work well in this fruit salad recipe include: grapes, kiwis, and mandarin oranges

Nutrition

Calories: 112kcalCarbohydrates: 29gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 2mgPotassium: 244mgFiber: 4gSugar: 22gVitamin A: 427IUVitamin C: 66mgCalcium: 22mgIron: 1mg
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  1. Katherine says

    5 stars
    Made this for a picnic and everyone loved it! This is going to be my spring and summer staple for parties.

  2. ourlovelanguageisfood says

    5 stars
    I’m so glad you and your friends loved it!! Thanks so much for making my recipe.

  3. Luci says

    5 stars
    Sometimes another green salad just doesn’t do it..this is a great addition to any meal. I sometimes add chopped fresh mint leaves or those tiny candied ginger bits for another pop of flavor along with the honey and lime.