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Honey Lime Fruit Salad

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Juicy, peak of the season fruit is tossed with honey, fresh lime juice, zest and poppy seeds for this magnificent Honey Lime Fruit Salad!

Honey Lime Fruit Salad in a white serving bowl with a red and white napkin

Honey Lime Fruit Salad

It’s hot, it’s humid, it’s sultry. Who feels like eating after chasing the puppy (though she is darned cute) through the yard as she chomps on every hosta leaf she can get her teeth into? Not me.

So having a light, sweet melange of dressed fruit in the fridge is the perfect remedy when those hunger pangs return. I selected some fresh berries, grapes, melon, peaches, cherries and more, then tossed them in a sweet citrus salad dressing speckled with poppy seeds.

Close up view Honey Lime Fruit Salad in a white bowl


Tips for Making this Honey Lime Fruit Salad

I would definitely gravitate to this rainbow-colored salad at any gathering. This honey lime fruit salad is perfect for picnics and barbecues in the summer, but just as splendid when the weather turns with fall and winter fruits.

  • The acidity of the lime juice prevents the fruits like peaches and bananas from browning. But I’d still wait to add those ingredients closer to the serving time for the freshest appearance.
  • I’d recommend at least three different colored fruit as a minimum; any of your favorites will do. And this recipe easily scales down for a  family meal.
  • Leftovers are great for breakfast, and this combination  of summer fruit makes a healthy dessert, too!

Looking for more spectacular salads? Check out my Gorgeous Salads and Sides Pinterest Board. And for holidays,  my Holiday Fruit Salad or Ambrosia Salad are killer!! You might also like this Damn Good Fruit Salad or this Sugared Walnut Fruit Salad.



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Honey Lime Fruit Salad | Scrumptious fresh fruit dressed with honey, lime juice, vanilla and poppy seeds

Honey Lime Fruit Salad

A simple sweet, citrus salad dressing that’s perfect for fruit.

  • Author: Liz Berg
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 10-16 servings 1x
  • Category: Salad


  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon lime zest
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon poppy seeds
  • 1012 cups mixed fresh fruit, cut to bite sized pieces


  1. Whisk together lime juice, honey, zest, vanilla and poppy seeds.
  2. Place fresh fruit in a large serving bowl. Pour dressing over fruit and toss gently.
  3. Serve chilled or at room temperature.


Recipe adapted from The Gathering Place B&B.


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31 comments on “Honey Lime Fruit Salad”

  1. I would love this beautiful bowl anytime! It sounds and looks wonderful 🙂

  2. I have tried similar salad before. It is definitely a great dessert for summer!

  3. This is like a dessert for the lunch!

  4. That’s a bowl of summer and I’d like a huge bite of it please. and summer too.

  5. Hmmm…fruit salad. Poppy seeds are unusual.

  6. Dear Lizzy, what a beautiful summer salad. I love the sound of the dressing. Perfect to cool down with. xo, Catherine

  7. I adore a fruit salad any time of year, but in the summer it’s especially wonderful. Your colours are gorgeous and that lime must pack a punch, just enough astringency. Lovely as usual.

  8. This is the best dessert or treat for any time of day. Your fruit salad looks and sounds delicious, Liz!

  9. Aaaw, your puppy is so adorable 🙂 Love how gorgeous and colorful this salad is, Liz! Fruit salad is the best healthy summer dessert

  10. I need to make some of this salad very soon, we all love fruit and this one looks perfect. We also need to get a puppy as that sounds like way too much fun, chasing a puppy around and eating fruit afterward! 🙂

  11. Hot here too, so we’ve been into salads (veggie and fruit) and cold soups in a major way. This looks terrific! Our kind of dish — thanks.

  12. Perfect sweet salad for to hot summer days, would puppy like the fruits too? Nice touch with poppy seeds.

  13. What a beautiful fruit salad. When the kids were young I used to have fruit everyday in the summer. That must change! It is so humid here. I hate it!

  14. Yep, you’d find me hanging around this bowl too-looks good:@)

  15. Oh, wow! This would event tempt me away from cake 🙂

  16. This is a beautiful and delicious looking fruit salad. I love the combination of honey and lime. And poppy seeds make everything look prettier to me!

  17. Your puppy sounds like she’s keeping you on your toes. We still have our lodger and it’s been a month. He is so needy and has to be skin-to-skin with me 24/7. I think he’ll be picked up on Sunday (not that I’m counting the days!) You have so many beautiful fruits in this fruit salad with a rainbow of colours. This would be very refreshing on a hot day xx

  18. Classic Americana picnic fare! Although even if not picnicking, you may need to consume many bowls of the lovely fruit to keep up with your young charge =)

  19. This is the kind of salad that I could eat to every meal!

  20. Need this fix right now! Great mix!

    Julie & Alesah
    Gourmet Getaways xx

  21. What a sublime fruit salad, just what I’m craving on this hot, hot July day!

  22. Liz, I can’t get enough fruit salad this summer!!! I love this and love the poppy seeds!!! what a great idea!

  23. so perfect for these mercury-bursting hot temperature days of summer, Liz. I agree, who wants to be turning on any appliance to add to the heat right now. Sorry I’m so far behind in commenting; it’s been a rough spring and summer. I never seem to be able to catch up! Thank you for your understanding and the beautiful card that you sent! I appreciate your thoughtfulness so much, Liz!

  24. What a colorful, refreshing-looking salad! Perfect for these hot days.

  25. What a great way to enjoy all of the fruit right now. Such a beautiful salad!

  26. I have been enjoying all the summer fruits. I have never thought of adding a sweet salad dressing to my fruit, it sounds yummy!

  27. Lizzy,
    We just had two beautiful days but it won’t last for long so this fruit salad would be welcome.

  28. There is nothing like a good fruit salad. Yummy fruit with all of the work done for you. All you have to do is enjoy!

  29. So refreshing and perfect for any summer day!

  30. Such a refreshing delicious fruit salad

  31. Pingback: Winter Fruit Salad with Ginger Chia Dressing {Vegan, Gluten-Free, Easy}

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