Mixed Berry Salad with a Simple Honey Dressing

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Whisk together an easy mixed berry salad with fresh fruit and a simple honey dressing. It's perfect for a spring or summer side dish everyone will love!

Now that spring is officially here, I can't help but think ahead to the summer season. On a stifling hot afternoon smack dab in the middle of the dog days of summer, there's not much better than this refreshing berry fruit salad served with a creamy homemade vanilla milkshake.

mixed berry salad in large mint green bowl with wooden spoon

In other words, I'm REALLY craving fresh fruit. It's been a long winter! Of course, this is a great recipe for any time of the year.

My youngest, berry-loving child will devour a batch of this very berry fruit salad before I even make it out of the kitchen! He also loves when we take the berries from this salad and make mixed berry fruit cups.

It's healthy and nutritious, and it's incredibly easy to make, the perfect snack for even the busiest of days.

Why Make This Recipe

  • It's simple, easy, and beautiful. Whip it up in under 10 minutes for a healthy, nutritious snack or a simple side dish for a get together.
  • It's also super delicious!
  • Due to the above reasons, kids will love this mixed berry fruit salad. My youngest goes crazy over anything involving fresh fruit. The sweet honey dressing really complements the tangy, almost tart flavors of the fruits and berries.
  • Although it's not the longest-lasting snack, this is actually a great recipe to make ahead of time. Mix this simple fruit salad a couple days ahead of time for an all-you-can-eat berry buffet right out of the fridge.
mixed berry fruit salad ingredients on white marble countertop

Ingredient Notes

Let's talk about a few of the ingredients for this berry salad recipe…

  • Fruits and Berries – For this recipe, it's really best to use fresh strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries; the same goes with any other fruit that might be used. Frozen fruit will be soggy after thawing, which doesn't yield a very desirable texture or flavor.
  • Lemon Juice – The best lemon juice is that of freshly-squeezed lemons. In fact, one medium lemon will produce as much as 2-3 tablespoons of mouth-puckering lemon juice. That said, if you'd prefer to skip that extra step, it will work just fine to use bottled lemon juice from the store; my go to is this Minute Maid lemon juice in the freezer section.
  • Honey – Unfiltered raw honey can be found at almost any grocery store or health food store.

How to Make Mixed Berry Salad

Before getting started, be sure to wash and prep all of your fruits and berries, allowing them time to dry afterward. I like to soak my berries in a vinegar/water mixture, then rinse well.

By prep, I just mean to remove any stems from the berries; then slice the strawberries to the size you prefer for your salad.

Now you're ready to mix this berry fruit salad…

  1. Gently mix together the strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Stir in the lemon juice.
  3. Then stir in the honey.
  4. Spoon the triple mixed berries into bowls and serve. It's that easy!
how to make mixed berry salad by mixing berries in a mixing bowl with lemon juice and honey

What other fruit can I add to my fruit salad?

To be honest, I don't really know of a fruit that wouldn't work with this berry salad recipe. Here are just a few ideas…

Expert Tips and Recipe FAQ's

Which berries are healthiest?

Berries are one of the healthiest snacks you can eat. In fact, most berries are a great source of vitamin C and antioxidants. Strawberries are one of the best sources of vitamin C you can consume. Blueberries are a great source of vitamin K and manganese. Raspberries are a great source of vitamin C, manganese, and fiber. Blackberries are a great source of vitamin C, vitamin K, manganese, and fiber.

How do you keep fruit salad from turning brown?

Provided the proper amount of lemon juice is used, this fruit salad really shouldn't turn brown in the refrigerator. It's best to make it no more than 1-2 days ahead of time; if adding in fruit that can rapidly brown, like apples or bananas, it's best to refrain from slicing them up and adding them to the salad until you're ready to serve.

Can I make it up ahead of time?

Again, this recipe is best if made no more than 1-2 days ahead of time. Any longer, and the fruit might turn soft and/or begin to brown.

How do you store fruit salad?

Store your mixed berry salad in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1-2 days. After this, most fruit will begin to turn soft and/or brown in color. Just watch it.

A Few Variations and Additions You Can Try

berry fruit salad served in small glass trifle dish with spoon

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Mixed Berry Salad With a Simple Honey Dressing

Whisk together an easy mixed berry salad with fresh fruit and a simple honey dressing. Perfect for a spring or summer side dish!
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Course: Desserts, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 110kcal
Author: Mel Lockcuff

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Before getting started, be sure to wash* and prep* all of your fruits and berries, allowing them time to dry afterward.*
  • Gently mix together the strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries in a large mixing bowl.
  • Stir in the lemon juice.
  • Then stir in the honey.
  • Spoon the triple mixed berries into bowls and serve. It's that easy!

Notes

*I like to soak my berries in a vinegar/water mixture, then rinse well.
*By prep, I just mean to remove any stems from the berries; then slice the strawberries to the size you prefer for your salad.
*For this recipe, it's really best to use fresh fruit. Frozen fruit will be soggy after thawing, which doesn't yield a very desirable texture or flavor.
How do you keep your fruit salad from turning brown?
Provided the proper amount of lemon juice is used, this fruit salad really shouldn't turn brown in the refrigerator. It's best to make it no more than 1-2 days ahead of time; if adding in fruit that can rapidly brown, like apples or bananas, it's best to refrain from slicing them up and adding them to the salad until you're ready to serve.
How do you store fruit salad?
Store your mixed berry salad in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1-2 days. After this, most fruit will begin to turn soft and/or brown in color. Just watch it.

Nutrition

Calories: 110kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 26mg | Potassium: 219mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 113IU | Vitamin C: 58mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 1mg
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