Nutritious and easy to prepare, this colorful fruit salad combines ripe strawberries, blueberries, grapes, kiwi and pineapple chunks with a zesty lime and poppy seed dressing. It’s a refreshing summertime dish perfect for brunch, picnics, parties and cookouts.

Going berry picking is such a quintessential summertime activity, but what happens when you get home and have numerous pounds of berries sitting in the kitchen waiting to be used? You find yourself eating them by the handful while frantically scanning Pinterest for new recipes to try before the berries get all wrinkly and start to mold. It happens fast, doesn’t it?

Mixed Berry Fruit Salad with a Maple Sweetened Lime Dressing

Sometimes a big bowl of nature’s goodness is all you need for dessert… especially during the summer months. Fruit salad is quite simple to make, but it’s such a delicious (and healthy) way to end a summer meal.

Mixed Berry Fruit Salad

Plus, you have to admit the rainbow of colors is quite beautiful.

Mixed Berry Fruit Salad with a Maple Sweetened Lime Dressing

Completely unadulterated fresh fruit salad would typically be my go-to, but the maple sweetened, lime poppy seed dressing lime I added to the fruit salad I’m sharing today enhances the flavor of the fruit, without being over-the-top sweet. It also makes the salad feel fancy enough to serve guests for a potluck, picnic, or party.

I actually took it to my nephew’s 3rd birthday party a few weeks ago and it was a big hit with the adults and all the kiddos. Definitely a crowd pleaser!

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Mixed Berry Fruit Salad


Description

Nutritious and easy to prepare, this colorful fruit salad combines ripe strawberries, blueberries, grapes, kiwi and pineapple chunks with a zesty lime and poppy seed dressing. It’s a refreshing summertime dish perfect for brunch, picnics, parties and cookouts.


Ingredients

  • 1 lb. quartered strawberries
  • 1 pint blueberries
  • 2 cups fresh pineapple chunks
  • 3 kiwi, peeled, halved and sliced
  • 2 cups seedless grapes
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated lime zest
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon poppy seeds

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl toss together strawberries, blueberries, pineapple, kiwi and grapes. In a small bowl, whisk together lime juice, lime zest, maple syrup and poppy seeds. Drizzle lime dressing over fresh fruit mixture, toss and serve immediately.

Notes

Inspired by Lamplighter and adapted from allrecipes.com.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/4 of recipe
  • Calories: 200
  • Sugar: 38g
  • Fat: 1g
  • Carbohydrates: 48g
  • Fiber: 7g
  • Protein: 3g

 

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  1. Embarassed? What?! Your dessert is CALLIN my NAME — that is EXACTLY how I love to enjoy my fruits — unadulterated, in whole form, SIMPLE and just the SLIGHTEST bit dressed up to both elevate and highlight their innate deliciousness..

  2. You have no business being embarrassed! That’s one heck of a good looking bowl of fruit. I get so excited when I see fruit salad at summer BBQs/get togethers because it’s so nice knowing there’s at least 1 healthy option to satisfy my sweet tooth. That dressing sounds killer too!

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