Fruit Salad with a Citrus and Honey Syrup

It’s fresh, healthy and perfect for Spring! This fruit salad is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! The honey and citrus syrup is all-natural and really makes the fruit pop. As an added bonus, the citrusy syrup keeps the fruit from browning. It also makes a great appetizer (see pictures below) and this fruit salad is a perfect topping for plain greek yogurt, which made a nice snack this evening.

Big thanks to all of you who shared your recipes and ideas for fruit salad with me here. This salad is made possible because of you! Definitely planning to make this for my sister’s baby  shower this summer.

Ingredients for the Fruit Salad:

1 lb strawberries
1 lb grapes (any kind)
2 apples (any kind)
2 bananas (the yellow kind)
1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries (your salad will be a little juicier with frozen)

For the Fruit Salad Syrup:

2 rounded Tbsp of honey
Juice of 1 lemon OR juice of 1 lime OR 1/2 of each.

It's fresh, healthy and perfect for Spring! This fruit salad is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! The honey and citrus syrup is all-natural and really makes the fruit pop.

How to make the best fruit salad 😉

1. Mix the honey and lemon OR lime juice together. I tested both and the lime juice gives it more of a zing. Since I had 2 syrups already made, I just mixed them together and ended up with 1/2 lemon and 1/2 lime juice. It was awesome!

P.S. if your honey is chunky like mine was, just place it over a bowl of hot water and it will turn juicy again.

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2. Rinse and dry all of the fruit. Don’t slice the fruit until you’re ready to assemble the salad or it will brown. Add and slice the fruit in the following order:

3. Place the grapes in a large bowl

4. Slice strawberries and add them to the bowl.

5. Slice bananas and add them to the bowl

6. Slice apples and add them to the bowl (ok, this is getting a little repetitive)

7. Add blueberries to the “round concave container”. Ha! That’s better!

8. Pour in the syrup  and mix well. This kept pretty well in the fridge for at least 6 hours, but it got a little juicy due to the frozen blueberries.

It's fresh, healthy and perfect for Spring! This fruit salad is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! The honey and citrus syrup is all-natural and really makes the fruit pop.

Here’s what I did to turn the fruit salad into an appetizer. All of flavors explode in your mouth at the same time. Just like in the scene from Ratatouille when the mouse is tasting the cheese and trying to explain it to his brother. Remember the fireworks? Yes, something like that!

It's fresh, healthy and perfect for Spring! This fruit salad is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! The honey and citrus syrup is all-natural and really makes the fruit pop.

Fruit Salad with a Citrus and Honey Syrup

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Skill Level: Easy
Cost To Make: $6 - $8
Serving: 6-8

Ingredients

  • 1 lb strawberries
  • 1 lb grapes (any kind)
  • 2 apples (any kind)
  • 2 bananas
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries

For the Syrup:

  • 2 rounded Tbsp of honey
  • Juice of 1 lemon OR juice of 1 lime OR ½ of each.

Instructions

  1. Mix the honey and lemon OR lime juice together. Rinse and dry all of the fruit.
  2. Add and slice the fruit in the following order:Place the grapes in a large bowl, add sliced strawberries, sliced bananas, sliced apples and blueberries.
  3. Pour in the syrup and mix well. Keep refrigerated if not serving right away.

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  • Mary
    November 5, 2016

    Yum! This looks so good! How many hours can you make this in advance before serving this? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      November 5, 2016

      Hi Mary, it looks the prettiest and freshest after it’s made but it kept well in the refrigerator for up to 6 hours. Reply

  • August 2, 2015

    I can’t wait too try this recipe! Also you can combine mandarin or ages drained reserve juice. Fresh peaches 2 cups, 2 cups strawberries, and a can of Doke tidbits drained in win juice. Add orange juice 1/2 cup pineapple juice, 1/4 cup Splenda or other sugar. And 1/2 cup lemon juice and 2 table spoons corn starch. Whisk together. Put on the stove and bring too boil. Stir constantly ! After it comes too a boil turn down let it cook 10-15 minutes. Pour over fruit will be thick but it will thin out. Don’t have too use it all just enough too cover and the fruit. Also can make the glaze for strawberries and bananas sliced! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 2, 2015

      wow that sounds amazing!! I’m totally printing your comment 🙂 Thank you!! Reply

  • Nella
    May 30, 2014

    I was just about to write you this fruit salad syrup mix, but you already have ;))). We had people over and everyone asked what the dressing on fruits was..I make this way all summer. So yummy. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      May 30, 2014

      Thanks for thinking of me 🙂 I love this fruit salad syrup. I made it for my relatives in WA on our last visit and the fruit salad went fast! 🙂 Reply

  • Marina
    January 21, 2014

    If you chop the fruit into small pieces, you can make fruit salsa and enjoy it with some cinnamon chips (tortillas baked with cinnamon sugar). Sooo good! Reply

  • Natalie
    May 30, 2013

    If i was to make this for a party when would i add the syrup? i really don’t want it to become too wet and mushy. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      May 30, 2013

      It’s best to chop and mix everything the same day you are serving since the fruit can start wilting. I hope you love it! Reply

  • Natasha
    December 21, 2012

    I LOVE your blog. My mom makes her fruit salad with condensed milk (сгущенное молоко) Its kind of sweet but also really good 🙂 Reply

  • Sarah Z.
    April 23, 2012

    Hi Natasha,
    Do you have a good recipe for kartoshka pastry? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      April 23, 2012

      Not yet, but I’ll add it to my growing to-do list. If you come across a fabulous recipe, please stop by and let me know! Reply

  • inna
    April 23, 2012

    love this! Will have to try. appetizer looks sooo presentable and delish. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      April 23, 2012

      Thank you! I loved the appetizers because you can taste the whole salad in one delicious bite! Reply

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