This quick and easy Fruit Salad with Honey Lemon Dressing is the perfect addition to a spring breakfast or brunch spread! Fresh berries are lightly glazed with a simple sweet-tart dressing that is bursting with citrus flavor. It’s fast enough for a weekday morning, but special enough for entertaining!
Is it me, or are you ready for some bright, fresh produce? After a winter diet dominated by citrus fruits (which I do love), I’m excited to start incorporating more variety into our meals as different fruits come into season over the next few months. And if there’s something that just screams “spring” to me, it’s a fruit salad comprised of berries and lemon…one of the greatest culinary combinations possible!
This salad looks and sounds fancy, but it’s SO easy. Plus, it’s just the perfect addition to any meal — breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack, or dessert! Talk about a multi-tasker…
The secret ingredient in my Honey Lemon dressing is one of my new favorite kitchen supplies: lemon essential oil. And while you can certainly make this dish without the oil (see the recipe below), you will find so many other great ways to use it (in your kitchen and throughout the rest of your home), that’s it’s worth its weight in gold.
Add this beautiful fruit salad to your Easter brunch menu, to your family’s favorite Saturday morning breakfast, or to a weeknight dinner. I promise, you will NOT be disappointed!
Fruit Salad with Honey Lemon Dressing
Yield 4 -6
- For the Dressing:
- 4-5 drops Young Living Lemon essential oil OR the zest from 3 lemons
- ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
- 3 tablespoons honey
- 3 tablespoons water
- For the Salad:
- 1 lb. (16 ounces) strawberries, halved
- 6 ounces blueberries
- 6 ounces raspberries
- 6 ounces blackberries
- 1 cup grapes, halved if they are large
- To make the dressing, combine all ingredients in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil.
- Reduce heat and simmer for approximately 3-5 minutes. Set aside and allow dressing to cool (about 25 minutes).
- For the salad, gently toss together all of the fruit. Pour cooled dressing over the fruit, stir, and refrigerate until ready to serve.
Interested in Essential Oils? We have LOVED using them as an all-natural addition to our home in recent months, and we’re excited to share this amazing deal to get you started this month!
You can check out the full details on our Essential Oils Information Page.
And don’t miss these other lemon-packed recipes from my blogging friends, which are absolutely perfect for spring!
**Note: Not all essential oils are edible. Due to lack of purity, 98% of essential oils sold should NOT be ingested. An edible essential oil will be labeled “therapeutic-grade” and have a “Supplement Facts” box on the label showing the nutritional value – do NOT use just any brand of essential oil for cooking/flavoring foods. Be sure to use pure oils from reliable sources, not synthetic scents or flavorings.
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