I made you a big ol’ fruit salad for the weekend, because…berries. Whenever I see a carton of perfectly ripe, sweet, juicy berries at the market lately, I can’t help but stock up while they’re in season. And last week, my overflowing fridge full of those sweet reds, purples and blues could attest to that.
So last weekend, I combined all of my leftover berries — along with some yummy fresh cherries I received as a surprise in the mail — in a big bowl to make a very berrylicious fruit salad. I tossed it with some lemon juice and a hint of honey, and then added in a small handful of fresh mint from our community garden. And within minutes, this beautiful bowl was ready to enjoy.
And it was berry, berry good. ♥
So if you happen to have a surplus of berries on hand, gather them up and make a fruit salad for yourself!
Just toss a bunch of berries in a bowl (any combination of berries will do)…
…sprinkle some chopped fresh mint leaves on top, and then drizzle on a citrus-honey mixture…
…give it all a good toss…
…and then dive into this fresh and sweet summer treat.
Fun fact — after enjoying this for lunch for a few days, I still had leftovers. So I tried serving this on top of a scoop of vanilla ice cream for dessert, and it was delish! Then I still had a few more leftovers, so I stirred a handful of it into a glass of red wine and — poof! — instant sangria. So many options. (And extra incentive to make a big batch.) ;)
Hope you all have a berry great weekend and enjoy this salad!
Love this! Fruit salad is just fantastic – the berries are so beautiful! Fresh mint in this sounds just perfect; I love that addition, Ali :)
Thanks Rachel — we hope you can give it a try sometime soon!
Looks just awesome!!
Thanks Mick — we hope you enjoy! :)
I’ll never get over the beauty of fresh berries! So gorgeous! I need to make this before the summer ends!
Thank you Anna — we hope you love it! :)
Yum!!! What a great looking fruit salad!
Thanks Kari — we hope you get a chance to try it!
Is this a good option to make the night before?
Hi Julie! You certainly could, but it may be runny the next day, due to all of the juices from the berries getting mixed with the honey.
Fantastic, even without the mint! This is the second time I’ve made it. As long as the berries are available, this is my go to recipe. Thanks so much!
We’re so happy you liked it, Debbie!
Whenever we have company and are unsure of their likes/dislikes this is our go to salad! Goes together in a flash and is a crowd pleaser!
My 5 year old daughter and I had fun making this together. No cherries at the store (out of season) so we substituted grapes. Delicious
Holy schmoley – this was SO GOOD! I didn’t have cherries so we had strawberry, blueberry, raspberry, and blackberry salad. It tastes even better the next day! We had it with the baked chicken which I’m going to leave a comment on because it was also fantastic.
OH. MY. GOD. So simple but truly one of the MOST delicious things I have ever eaten. I highly recommend using finely grated lemon zest also. YUMMMMMMMMM!!!
I wouldn’t bother with the lemon juice and honey. The fruits are delicious on their own. I have used fresh and I have used frozen. The berry/cherry juice makes a fab dressing.
This recipe is fabulous. Very refreshing. My boys (17) ate a lot. Before they didn’t eat much fruit.