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5 from 4 votes

Summer Fruit Salad with Lemon Dressing

This This Summer Fruit Salad with Lemon Dressing is super healthy, delicious, refreshing and perfect for a hot summer day. It's absolutely jammed pack full of fresh fruit that is paired with a fabulous sweet tangy dressing, and best of all, this salad really is as good as it looks!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Dessert, Salad, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: fruit salad, fruit salad with lemon dressing, summer fruit salad
Servings: 8
Calories: 111kcal

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ¾ cup water
  • 2 tablespoons lemon zest from 1 lemon
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice from 1 lemon
  • 2 cups red grapes sliced in half
  • 2 cups green grapes sliced in half
  • 2 cups blueberries
  • 2 cups strawberries
  • fresh mint leaves

Instructions

  • Make the dressing. In a small saucepan, bring to a boil the sugar, water, lemon zest and lemon juice. Continue cooking for a few more minutes, about 10-15 minutes, until the sauce begins to thicken a bit. Cool, then refrigerate. The dressing needs to be completely cool before pouring it on the fruits.
  • Make the salad. In a large bowl, toss all the fruit together including the mint. When ready to serve pour the lemon dressing over and toss well.

Notes

  1. Fruit such as bananas and apples are prone to browning quickly once cut. I don't recommend bananas unless you eat the salad immediately after assembling. The apples may brown a bit, but will still be good, and the lemon juice will help to prevent discolouration.
  2. If you use softer fruits, they tend to not last that long. It is best to eat them the same day.
  3. Although fruit can be frozen, it will change the texture of this salad, so I don't recommend using frozen fruit. Fresh is always best!
  4. If making this fruit salad ahead, don't add the lemon dressing until ready to serve. Store the tossed fruit in an airtight container and lemon dressing in a jar for up to 3 days. If you have leftover fruit salad with the dressing on, you can store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for no more than a day.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 111kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 0.4g | Saturated Fat: 0.1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.04g | Sodium: 4mg | Potassium: 236mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 75IU | Vitamin C: 31mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1mg