Refreshingly easy summer fruit salad

Summer fruit salad
Be whatever season if you have fruit salad, you will find me there. Some summer the colourful fruit salad with lime mint dressing is a must.
As you would have noticed most salads on this blog also have an element of fruit in them which brings in a natural sweeter balance to them. In fact, I enjoy the sweet bite while having that lunch salad.
Between the rain-fed El Nino days and hot summer days, summer fruits seem the best option and currently fills up my fridge. So here it is the refreshingly simple summer fruit salad with lime mint dressing.

Key ingredients to a summer fruit salad

Fresh fruits the freshest best is what you need for this recipe.
Berries summer is full of yummy colourful berries. Try blackberries, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, mulberries etc Add them in and enjoy the pop of flavour as you bite into it.
Stone fruits this is the season for peaches, nectarines, fresh apricots. They add colour and crunch to this recipe.
Citrus adds a few wedges of tangerines or mandarins. It is fun to bite into citrus in a summer fruit salad.
Don’t forget honeydews, mangoes, melons, would all taste great. Simply wash, pat dry, remove skin if needed and chop them up. Have a free hand in this medley, mix and match the fruits to keep the fun going.

Let’s make the honey mint glaze

Fruit salads really don’t need much dressing up. Yet, the touch of lime, honey and mint coats them up to create a familiar yet complex nature to these simple fruit mixes. This honey mint glaze sets this summer fruit salad apart.
The juice and zest from half a lime are perfect to balance the sweet taste and the much-needed ingredient in any dressing.
Honey bring in the sweetness that coats the fruits and protects them from browning. If vegan uses agave nectar as it tastes best with this dressing.
Crushed mint leaves provide the summer fragrance to the dressing.
The dressing is lovely on other salads too like the Radish pear salad or the Brahmi grape salad. Make some extra dressing and keep for these salads too.
summer fruit salalad with honey mint dressing.

Summer fruit salad with honey mint glaze

Summer fruit salad with honey mint glaze is a refreshing idea for a BBQ, picnic or a simple summer eat. Enjoy the rainbow eating that is perfectly fresh and healthy.
Course Dessert, Salad, Snack
Cuisine Baby toddler food, Continental, Fusion, gluten free, One pot, zero oil
Servings 8 servings


  • mixing bowls and spoons.
  • Knife
  • Cutting board


  • 8 cups fruits mixed seasonal fruits, see the recipe notes for what I have I have used.

For the honey mint glaze

  • 1 small lime zest and juice the lime.
  • 1/4 cup mint leaves use chocolate mint or ornage mint if you can get some, they taste amazing.
  • 3 tbsp honey locally sourced wild honey.


  • Cut the fruits and add them to a mixing bowl.
  • Into a small bowl chop and add the chopped mint leaves, honey, zest of the lime and lime juice.
  • Mix this well.
  • Pour this glaze over the fruits and toss well.
  • Keep covered and chilled.
  • Serve with chocolate tofu whip.
    Summer fruit salad


In this recipe, I have used strawberries, carambola, pears, nectarine, dragon fruit, longan, apples, mandarin slices and kiwis. 
You can add a wide variety of fruits like peaches, melons, watermelon, banana, lychees, mangoes etc too to this recipe.
Keyword christmas recipes, no cook recipes,, summer recipes
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

Making it in advance

If you are putting the fruit salad ready for a crowd it will be necessary to prep it a bit earlier. Prep the fruits and add a few drops of lime juice. Toss the fruits well cover and refrigerate. This is what I will highly recommend preventing browning. When ready to serve add the dressing and toss again.

Saving the leftovers

Once the fruit salad has been opened, I really don’t prefer to save it for later. This is because the fruits go soft and the salad loses its crunch. If you happen to have made some extra, freeze. Use the frozen ones to blend as a smoothie.
Or blend and save as popsicles to get through a heatwave.

Summer fruit salad for a picnic or beach day.

Fruit salads add a lot of colour to any entertaining meal. It is literally eating the rainbow. Rain or shine,  BBQ or picnic this summer fruit salad with a honey mint glaze will make it all come together. Hope you love making this version from the recipe card and pairing it with chocolate tofu whip.

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Wish you a happy healthy and colourful 2022!!
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2 years ago
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This fruit salad was super easy to make and really was tasty and refreshing! The perfect mid afternoon snack!

Kristen Wood
2 years ago
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This was so refreshing and delicious! Can’t wait to make again! 🙂

Amanda Dixon
Amanda Dixon
2 years ago
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Loved this fruit salad! The fruit combination was wonderful, and that mint glaze added the perfect finishing touch.

2 years ago
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This sounds like a great addition to brunch or anytime I want a fresh fruit salad! Thanks for the recipe!

Shobha Keshwani
2 years ago
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Delicious and refreshing fruit platter with mint and lemon flavours. I am liking the chocolate tofu whip that you have served here.

Sujata Roy
2 years ago
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Wow Seema fruit salad looks so colorful and delicious. Loved the use of honey mint glaze. Never tried it in fruit salad. Thanks for the idea. I would love to try it soon.

Last edited 2 years ago by Sujata Roy
Mayuri Patel
2 years ago
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Seema tried out the honey lemon mint glaze with a bowl of fresh fruits and it was so refreshingly delicious.

2 years ago
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The honey mint and lime glaze in this salad is the showstopper. I am gonna use for other recipes of salad. I liked the variety of fruits that you have used. The chocolate tofu whip too is quite impressive. Nice post!

2 years ago
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that medley of fruits is so tempting Seema, not to forget the lovely honey based lime dressing too! so crispy and so summery 🙂

Priya Vj
2 years ago
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Lime mint dressing elevates the taste of any salad to a diff level . A delicious and refreshing bowl of fresh fruits and berries is very inviting 😋 👌

2 years ago
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Now I want some of this delicious colourful fruit salad! In fact, it is so hot here that I rather have salads than food.

Preethicuisine Preethicuisine
2 years ago
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Love this colourful refreshing salad. A guilt free mid day snack. Gives a summary feel. Mint glaze sounds amazing .

mina joshi
2 years ago

Your salad with all my favourite summer fruits looks delicous. I love the chocolate tofu whip you have served it with. Nice vegan option.

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