Fruit Salad – Sugar Spun Run

That is my straightforward and fully customizable fruit salad recipe! It takes simply 5 minutes to organize and consists of an optionally available (however advisable!) honey lime dressing.

Overhead view of a bowl of different fruits organized into sections.

Simple Fruit Salad Recipe

Similar to with mac and cheese or lemonade, you might suppose you don’t actually want a fruit salad recipe. Positive you possibly can simply chop and toss your favourite fruits along with completely nice outcomes, however in order for you really FANTASTIC fruit salad, it’s essential do this recipe!

What makes my recipe particular:

  • The dressing! I put together a easy honey lime poppyseed dressing that’s to not be confused with savory varieties like ranch. This tasty and straightforward “dressing” is a candy and easy addition that imparts such a stunning, contemporary taste. Final time I served it to friends, everybody was raving in regards to the taste.
  • Quick: simply 5 minutes of prep!
  • Customizable: use any fruit you want, or comply with my solutions (which I like to recommend you do not less than as soon as, the combo proven right here actually works so properly collectively).

Save this salad to your subsequent brunch or potluck, and be ready to have everybody asking for the recipe!

What You Want

Put together for a brilliant easy ingredient checklist: simply fruit, limes, honey, and poppyseeds!

Overhead view of ingredients including pineapple, grapes, kiwi, honey, and more.
  • Fruit. I like to make use of pineapple, berries, kiwis, and mandarin oranges, however you’ll be able to actually use no matter fruits you want. I discuss extra about the perfect fruits to make use of within the FAQ part beneath.
  • Lime juice. That is for the honey lime dressing. Similar to when making pineapple salsa, you must stick with utilizing contemporary limes right here. I sometimes discover I would like about 2 limes to get 2 tablespoons of juice, however your mileage could fluctuate.
  • Honey. Just about any form will work, so use your favourite. I haven’t tried it, however I feel agave would work simply as effectively.
  • Poppyseeds. These add a enjoyable visible factor and slight crunch to this recipe, similar to in my lemon poppyseed cookies!

SAM’S TIP FOR SERVING TO KIDS: If you’re serving this to younger youngsters, minimize the grapes into quarters to forestall choking. Additionally observe that kids underneath 1 12 months outdated can not have honey; you possibly can use agave as an alternative or simply skip the dressing totally on this state of affairs.

Keep in mind, that is simply an summary of the elements I used and why. For the complete recipe please scroll all the way down to the underside of the submit!

The way to Make It

Dressing being poured over fruit salad.
  1. Put together the fruit – Chop your fruit into chunk sized items and place in a big serving bowl.
  2. Make the dressing – Whisk collectively the lime juice, honey, and poppyseeds in a separate container.
  3. Toss and revel in! If you end up able to serve, pour the dressing over the fruit, toss to coat, and revel in!

SAM’S TIP: You possibly can minimize your fruit in numerous shapes like I did right here, or you possibly can as an alternative minimize them into smaller, comparable sized items (like the dimensions of a blueberry!). Each variations style the identical, however chopping the fruit the identical dimension will yield a unique look much like Texas caviar.

Close-up view of fruit salad made with pineapple, kiwi, berries, and oranges.

Steadily Requested Questions

Can I make fruit salad forward of time?

Sure, though the fruit will soften and get juicy over time, so the looks received’t be as good should you do (use a slotted spoon for serving!). Personally, I prefer to preserve every little thing separate till shortly earlier than serving.

What’s the finest fruit for a fruit salad?

Fruit you get pleasure from consuming! I like pineapple, berries, kiwis, and mandarin oranges, however you should use no matter fruits you want. Watermelon, mango, dragonfruit, and blackberries are all good choices too!

There may be one fruit I don’t personally want to make use of although: bananas. They bully all the opposite flavors and make the entire thing style like banana, plus they flip brown so quick!

When ought to I serve fruit salad?

Truthfully, this fruit salad recipe is a assured hit at any occasion! Brunches, child showers, and bridal showers come to thoughts for me straight away, however it could actually maintain its personal amongst my well-liked broccoli salad, macaroni salad, and smash burgers at a cookout or picnic too.

Large white serving bowl of a mixture of chopped berries, pineapple, oranges, and kiwis.

What fruits do you intend to incorporate in your salad? Let me know within the feedback beneath!

Get pleasure from!

Let’s bake collectively! I’ll be strolling you thru all of the steps in my written recipe and video beneath! In case you do this recipe, remember to tag me on Instagram, and you can too discover me on YouTube and Facebook

Overhead view of a bowl of fruit salad.

Fruit Salad

That is my straightforward and fully customizable fruit salad recipe! It takes simply 5 minutes to organize and consists of an optionally available (however advisable!) honey lime dressing.


Course: Salad

Delicacies: American

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Whole Time: 5 minutes

Servings: 8 servings (about 1 ½ cups per serving)

Energy: 159kcal

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  • Mix all fruits in a big mixing bowl and toss till effectively mixed.

    1 lb (453 g) strawberries, 3 cups (453 g) chopped pineapple, 2 cups purple grapes, 1 cup (198 g) mandarin orange slices, 3 kiwis, 1 ½ cups (226 g) contemporary blueberries

  • In a separate small bowl, whisk collectively honey, lime juice, and poppy seeds till easy and well-combined.

    ¼ cup (60 ml) honey, 2 Tablespoons (30 ml) contemporary lime juice, 1 teaspoon poppy seeds

  • Pour dressing evenly over fruit. Gently stir elements collectively as soon as extra to distribute dressing evenly over salad.

  • Serve instantly or cowl and refrigerate till able to serve.



Retailer in an hermetic container within the fridge for as much as 3 days. Observe that the salad will change into juicier because it sits and the pineapple will tackle among the purple shade from the strawberries. After I’m serving this for a celebration, I’ll sometimes put together the elements and preserve them separate and toss collectively inside an hour of serving, only for finest look.


Serving: 1serving | Energy: 159kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 2g | Fats: 1g | Saturated Fats: 0.1g | Polyunsaturated Fats: 0.4g | Monounsaturated Fats: 0.1g | Sodium: 5mg | Potassium: 368mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 32g | Vitamin A: 280IU | Vitamin C: 100mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 1mg

Dietary data relies on third-party calculations and must be thought-about an estimate solely. Precise dietary content material will fluctuate primarily based upon manufacturers used, measuring strategies, cooking methodology, portion sizes, and extra.