If you find yourself with extra berries on hand and want to turn them into a super easy and healthy side dish, this berry fruit salad is the one! The mixed berries simply pop with fresh flavor. featuring just a touch of honey, lime and fresh mint.
This festive side dish is so versatile and loved by all age groups. And, it so easy that you won't need to wait for a special occasion to make it. I love having it alongside a healthy breakfast, as a refreshing afternoon snack, or an outdoor treat for any time of the day.
The star players in this fruit salad are berries! 🙂 And don't worry if you can't find all of them or want to change the quantities a little; it'll be delicious no matter what.
- fresh mint
See recipe card below for exact quantities.
First, wash and dry all of your fruit and mint well, and trim and halve the strawberries. For larger strawberries, you can cut them into quarters.
Then, in a small mixing bowl, whisk together the lime juice and honey and set the dressing aside. Chop the mint into small pieces and also set it aside.
Making berry fruit salad
And now for the fun part. Place all of the fruit in a large mixing bowl and drizzle the honey lime mixture all over the fruit. Add the chopped mint and carefully mix everything to combine, being careful not to crush the more delicate raspberries as you stir.
To serve your salad, garnish your serving bowl with a couple extra sprigs of fresh mint at the sides if desired.
Here are a few substitutions you can make with this recipe. And again, don't worry if you don't have all of the berries listed; just use what you have and it'll be great.
- Vegan - use agave syrup, coconut sugar or white sugar instead of honey
- Lime - use lemon instead
- Mint - substitute a touch of basil for a refreshing twist
You don't need a lot of equipment for this salad; here's what I used:
- colander to rinse the berries
- paring knife to trim the strawberries
- citrus juicer
- cutting board
- chef's knife
- large mixing bowl
Leftover berry salad will stay fresh in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 days.
While the salad itself doesn't stand up well to freezing and thawing, you can still freeze the fruit to use in smoothies at a later date. 🙂
🎉 Top tip
The best time to make this fruit salad is right after you bring home the berries and they're still nice and firm. The longer they sit in the fridge, the softer they become and the more the raspberries will start to lose their shape.
Enjoy your berries!
Fresh Berry Salad
- 1 pound strawberries
- 6 ounces blueberries
- 6 ounces raspberries
- 6 ounces blackberries
- 2-3 sprigs fresh mint plus more for garnish
- ½ lime juiced
- 1 tablespoon honey
- Prep: Wash and dry all of the fruit and mint well, and trim and halve the strawberries (or quarter for large berries). In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the lime juice and honey and set aside. Chop the mint into small pieces and set aside.
- Combine: Place all of the fruit in a large mixing bowl, drizzle the honey lime mixture over the fruit, add the chopped mint and carefully mix everything to combine, being careful not to crush the more delicate raspberries as you stir.
- Enjoy: Serve immediately, and garnish with a couple extra sprigs of fresh mint at the sides of the serving bowl, if desired. Leftover berry salad will stay fresh in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 days.