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Fresh Herb Fruit Salad with Honey and Lime

Cut up fruit in a dish with Herbs in a Lime and Honey sauceSometimes I forget too easily how beautiful and delicious simple and fresh food is. I have no doubt in my mind how addictive refined sugar is. Get a little bit too much in me and I can’t be stopped. It can get bad. Real bad.

And anytime I start to realize that it is getting bad or that it is already far beyond bad, I force myself to cut it off for a while. To get myself back in the zone. And this is one of those times. I’m on a refined sugar boycott.

Cut up fruit in a dish with Herbs in a Lime and Honey sauceI seriously need to stop procrastinating making an herb garden in my kitchen. It is ridiculous how much fresh herbs cost at the grocery store. And I am obsessed with adding them to pretty much everything.

I fully admit that a green salad isn’t my favorite thing. I eat them because I should, but sometimes I just don’t want it. But tossing some fresh herbs in always brightens it up and makes me much more excited about eating my greens. Basil, mint, and cilantro is my favorite herb salad combo.

A spoonful of Cut up fruit in a dish with Herbs in a Lime and Honey sauceAnd while eating fresh fruit is so much more exciting to my taste buds than a green salad is, fresh herbs only make it that much more exciting. I am pretty obsessed with this fresh herb fruit salad. I made a big batch this morning and I keep pulling it back out of the fridge for more nibbles.

It is just so fresh and summery. I can definitely eat this for breakfast, a side dish, or a dessert and feel completely satisfied. Now excuse me while I go eat some more and continue to procrastinate making a kitchen herb garden.

Cut up fruit in a dish with Herbs in a Lime and Honey sauce

Cut up fruit in a dish with Herbs in a Lime and Honey sauce

Fresh Herb Fruit Salad with Honey and Lime


  • 6 cups fresh fruit, chopped (I used strawberries, pineapple, and nectarines)
  • 4 large basil leaves, finely chopped
  • 4 large mint leaves, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp lime zest
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1 TBSP honey (you can use maple syrup or agave for a vegan option)


  1. Combine the fruit in a large bowl with chopped basil and mint. Stir to combine.
  2. Whisk together the lime zest, lime juice, and honey.
  3. Pour the dressing over the fruit and stir to combine.
  4. For the best flavor chill and let the flavors combine for at least 2 hours before serving.
  5. Store in an airtight container for up to 48 hours.
Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 0

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8 comments on “Fresh Herb Fruit Salad with Honey and Lime”

  1. I love the dressing you use on this! The tart/sweet combo must compliment the sweetness of the fruit really well.

  2. Beautiful and fresh!

  3. This sounds delicious!

  4. Not only are herbs expensive, but they don’t last long. Fresh is best. You can plant them in some really cute mason jars. I love this fruit salad.

  5. I made this for a dear friend’s bridal shower and it was DYNAMITE! I used the recommended fruits and added green grapes, sliced in half to as to be able to absorb the dressing. As it turns out, basil and green grapes is an incredible combination. The combination of Herbs and lime in this dressing takes an ordinary fruit salad and elevates it to something extraordinary. I’m making it for brunch this weekend and I’m actually excited about it. Thanks!

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  7. This fruit salad recipe is SO delicious! The combination of sweet & tangy with the addition of the herbs is absolutely perfect. It’s a great way to dress up a fruit salad, yet it doesn’t overpower the fruit. I made mine with blackberries, raspberries, blueberries, apple, strawberries, halved grapes, and kiwis. I served it at Mother’s Day brunch this morning and everyone had seconds!

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