This is an easy fruit salad with the best simple honey lime dressing. Not only does it look stunning (it's rainbow-themed!) but the dressing makes the flavors even brighter, fresher, and fruitier.
About This Recipe
This recipe is made from chopped fruit drizzled with a mix of honey, lime juice, and lime zest. The lime and honey make the flavors of this recipe pop!
If you've never had a fruit salad like this, it will be an instant favorite. It's perfectly sweet and just a little tart — the ultimate taste combination.
This recipe is also very versatile! You can mix and match your favorite fruits and substitute with what's in season (see the next section for ideas).
This fruit salad is especially popular for get togethers, potlucks, picnics and holidays. It's festive, colorful, and always a hit with a crowd.
Here are a few popular substitutions and additions for this recipe:
Other ideas for fruit to add or substitute: blackberries, green grapes, pineapple, cantaloupe, honeydew melon, papaya.
Bananas: these can be added to your salad but they will brown quickly. Only add them if you plan to serve your salad immediately.
Honey: swap this out for your preferred sweetener. Maple syrup or agave are a couple examples of alternatives.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you're serving this fruit salad at a gathering, set it out in a large serving bowl with a spoon for guests to dish out their own portions.
Fruit salad is also tasty as a snack (kids love it too!) or as a healthy side dish for your favorite dinners.
No, this recipe should be made with only fresh fruit. The texture of frozen fruit becomes too mushy and watery.
You'll want to peel and dice your mangos for this recipe. Here's a quick YouTube video that's helpful for how to do this.
Don't use the color of a mango to tell if it's ripe (this can vary). Instead, press on it gently to see if it 'gives' a little bit. It should feel soft instead of completely firm. The area near the stem should also smell fruity/sweet.
How to Store Leftovers
Store your leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 - 4 days.
The textures of this salad are best within a day of making it (after that it's still good but might become a little mushy).
How to Make it Ahead of Time
To make this salad ahead of time, prepare and mix your fruit and store it in a large airtight container in the fridge. Then make your dressing and store it separately in the fridge.
Mix the dressing with the fruit immediately before serving or up to 2 hours before serving.