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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If you make this berry fruit salad please be sure to leave a comment and star rating below. Your feedback is super helpful for the EBF team and other readers who are thinking about making the recipe. 

 

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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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    15 comments
    1. Rosanne
      May 20, 2019 AT 9:22 am

      Will the dressing be just as good without the Poppy seed?

      1. Brittany Mullins
        May 20, 2019 AT 9:23 am

        Yes, I think so!

    2. topcookwareonline
      January 23, 2016 AT 9:06 pm

      Maybe I will have to stop calling you the cookie queen and start calling you the gorgeous, healthy salad queen….

    3. mscarletti
      June 17, 2015 AT 9:30 pm

      This sounds perfect and easy!

    4. Liz
      June 17, 2015 AT 3:51 pm

      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..

    5. Dani @ DaniCaliforniaCooks
      June 17, 2015 AT 1:36 pm

      Berries are definitely the best part of any fruit salad!

    6. Erin @ Her Heartland Soul
      June 17, 2015 AT 11:16 am

      I love berry salads! And that strawberry shortcake looks divine!

    7. Lexi @ Lexi’s Clean Kitchen
      June 17, 2015 AT 10:34 am

      The most beautiful salad EVER. So colorful and perfect. It’s nice and hot here today, might have to whip it up for Mikes Bday!

    8. Gina | Running to the Kitchen
      June 17, 2015 AT 9:46 am

      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!

    9. Lauren @ The Bikini Experiment
      June 17, 2015 AT 8:20 am

      The fresh fruit in summer is the best! Sometimes you just need to add it to a bowl just the way it is. Everything looks delicious here!

    10. Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness
      June 17, 2015 AT 7:45 am

      This looks like the perfect, refreshing way to spend the summer. Just me and a big ol’ bowl of this deliciousness sounds good to me! Pinned!

    11. Catherine
      June 17, 2015 AT 7:22 am

      Such a wonderful selection of recipes…each looks fresh and beautiful. Love the salad with poppy seeds. xo, Catherine

      1. Brittany Mullins
        June 17, 2015 AT 10:00 am

        Thank you Catherine!

    12. Meg @ The Housewife in Training Files
      June 17, 2015 AT 7:11 am

      I don’t even know where to start with all these desserts! But your poppyseed dressing has my
      attention! Anything poppyseed and I am goner 😉

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