Berry Fruit Salad with Honey Balsamic Dressing

07.02.2018

This Fruit Salad with Honey Balsamic Dressing is one of those recipes that I’m asking myself, where has this been all my life? This combination of fresh berry flavors paired with the sweet and tangy honey balsamic dressing is a match meant to be! It’s incredibly easy to make and perfectly refreshing on a hot summer day.

Honey Balsamic Berry Fruit Salad

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Fruit Salad is one of my favorite side dishes. And at any given time of year I usually have a lot of fruit on hand so when I have people over I’ll usually throw together some sort of fruit salad. Here’s my list of go-to fruit salads:

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Honey Balsamic Berry Fruit Salad ingredients blueberries strawberries raspberries blackberries balsamic vinegar honey sugar

Ingredients for this Fruit Salad

  • Fresh berries; strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and blackberries
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Honey
  • Sugar
  • Mint for garnish (optional)
  • Sweet ricotta topping (optional)

How to Make this Fruit Salad

First you’ll whisk together the balsamic vinegar and sugar, then whisk in honey.

Place fruit in a large bowl then pour dressing over top.

Honey Balsamic Berry Fruit Salad adding dressing

Toss to coat and preferably let rest 15 minutes in the refrigerator for flavors to meld.

Serve in individual bowls or cups topped with sweet whipped ricotta topping if desired and garnish with mint.

Honey Balsamic Berry Fruit Salad

Fruit Salad Dressing

For this fruit salad I chose to go with a Honey Balsamic Dressing because I love the way it compliments berries. Just think about the last time you had strawberries with a balsamic reduction, it’s the same flavor idea here but with lots of berries. It’s so good!

If you don’t have time to let the dressing and berries rest together  you can serve it right away. I just liked it a little better when the fruit had softened up a little and the flavors came together just a tad more.

Honey Balsamic Berry Fruit Salad

Tips for this Recipe

  • Make this fruit salad when berries are in season. The best tasting berries will yield the best tasting fruit salad.
  • If you don’t want to buy all 4 kinds of berries then use at least two just up the amount (and I’d make one of those two strawberries).
  • Use chilled berries. If they’re garden picked or from the farmers market be sure to chill them first, a fruit salad is always better cold.

Honey Balsamic Berry Fruit Salad

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Berry Fruit Salad with Honey Balsamic Dressing

This is a must try fruit salad! That berry and balsamic flavor pairing is absolutely dreamy! It couldn't be easier to make and it's so refreshing on a hot summer day.

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 6

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • 10 oz. fresh strawberries, halved
  • 10 oz. fresh bluberries
  • 6 oz. fresh raspberries
  • 6 oz. fresh blackberries
  • Fresh mint for garnish (optional)

Instructions

  1. In a small mixing bowl whisk together vinegar and sugar until sugar is nearly dissolved then whisk in honey.

  2. Add strawberries, blueberries and blackberries to a medium bowl.

  3. Pour dressing over top then toss to coat, add raspberries and gently toss.

  4. Preferably let rest in refrigerator for 15 minutes. For more decadence add large spoonful of ricotta whipped cream to each serving.

Recipe Notes

For optional ricotta whipped cream, in a mixing bowl using an electric hand mixer whip 2/3 cup heavy cream until soft peaks form. Add 1 1/2 Tbsp granulated sugar and 3/4 cup ricotta and whip until stiff peaks form.

4 comments

  • Laura | Tutti Dolci: This is the prettiest fruit salad, and that dressing sounds like the best ever! :) July 10, 2018 at 11:10pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks so much for the compliment Laura! July 12, 2018 at 4:46pm Reply

  • baby names: This is so great! Thank you for sharing the recipe! I can’t wait to try it! July 3, 2018 at 3:12am Reply

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