Honey Lime Rainbow Fruit Salad


This Honey Lime Rainbow Fruit Salad the ultimate refreshing side dish! It’s is a fresh fruit salad recipe that’s easy to make without the extra sugary cream. Just add a little honey and lime and you’ve got yourself a colorful, healthy fruit salad everyone loves!

How to Make fruit salad without the creamy dressing

A Fresh Take on Fruit Salad

I know Skittles are good, but I’m thinking this has got to be the right way to get a taste of the rainbow. Isn’t fruit salad a summer must? I know it’s one of the highlights of summer for me, but I’m not talking those frozen whipped topping coated fruit salads.

This recipe shows you how to make fruit salad without (gasp!) the creamy fruit salad dressing that you’re used to seeing. This fruit salad leaves plenty of room for all the flavors of the fruit to shine without drenching it in sugar and other random flavors.


A Fruit Salad Recipe with no Cream

This recipe doesn’t use any of those packaged pudding mixes or whipped topping. How could I coat all the vibrant and incredible flavors of the fruit with an artificial flavor from a pudding mix?

Let’s not ruin a good thing like fresh fruit by coating it with packaged ingredients where we can’t even pronounce the ingredients on the label. Honey and lime are where it’s at!


Ingredients for Making Fruit Salad

Healthy, Happy Fruit Salad

My kids love this fruit salad recipe and it is an easy way for me to get them to eat plenty of fruit. All it takes is a little honey and lime and great things can happen. For the perfect fruit salad, just make sure all of the fruit is perfectly ripe (as in, you may need to buy that pineapple a week in advance).

Save this delicious homemade fruit salad because you’ve got to make it at least once this summer. Enjoy!

Rainbow colored fruit for homemade fruit salad recipe

This is such an abundance of goodness and it’s a great way to get your kids to eat fruit! I mean who wouldn’t love this?

Diced up fruit tossed in honey and lime for fresh fruit salad recipe

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Honey Lime Rainbow Fruit Salad

4.8 from 10 votes

A bright and refreshing fruit salad with a beautiful combination of colors. This is the perfect summer side dish for cookouts or parties it's also great for holidays any time of the year. You can switch of the fruits listed here for others you may have on hand.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: fresh fruit salad, summer desserts
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 7 servings
Calories: 220 kcal
Author: Jaclyn


  • 1 lb fresh strawberries , diced
  • 1 lb fresh pineapple , diced
  • 12 oz fresh blueberries
  • 12 oz red grapes , diced into halves
  • 4 kiwis , peeled and diced
  • 1 (15 oz) can mandarin oranges in juice, drained well and sliced into halves
  • 2 ripe bananas , diced*

Honey Lime Dressing

  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tsp lime zest (zest of 2 medium limes)
  • 1 Tbsp fresh lime juice


  1. Add all fruit to a large mixing bowl. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together they honey, lime zest and lime juice. Pour over fruit just before serving and toss to evenly coat (as it sits for a few minutes the juices will gather at the bottom, so toss again before plating).
  2. *The bananas aren't pictured. I decided to add them later on because I love the sweet flavor they add.
  3. Recipe Source: Cooking Classy
Nutrition Facts
Honey Lime Rainbow Fruit Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 220
% Daily Value*
Sodium 5mg 0%
Potassium 610mg 17%
Total Carbohydrates 56g 19%
Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
Sugars 42g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 5.1%
Vitamin C 158.4%
Calcium 5.1%
Iron 5.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.



  • Chloe @ foodlikecake: Fruit salads are always gorgeous! I love the honey-lime combo too June 12, 2014 at 3:06am Reply

  • Matt Robinson: Love the honey lime dressing in this!!!! June 11, 2014 at 10:39pm Reply

  • Angelyn @ Everyday Desserts: I love how bright and colorful this is. Beautiful!! June 11, 2014 at 7:23pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks Angelyn! June 11, 2014 at 9:18pm Reply

  • Laura (Tutti Dolci): I love these colors, what a vibrant and fun salad. And your dressing sounds so good! :) June 11, 2014 at 3:43pm Reply

  • Lisa Green: This looks amazing, my mouth is watering! June 11, 2014 at 3:10pm Reply

  • Averie @ Averie Cooks: How gorgeous is THIS! Wow! You’re never going to believe this but I just finished a photo shoot of a fruit salad and in 5+ yrs of blogging, I have never ever made a fruit salad. And your post is the first I open when I sit down at my desk. Crazy. Well I will tell you that your images are a whole lot prettier than mine :) pinned! June 11, 2014 at 1:32pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Great minds think alike :). I had never posted a fruit salad recipe either, until today. I’m sure yours is amazing, I can’t wait to see it! June 12, 2014 at 10:05am Reply

  • Alexis @ Upside Down Pear: The color in this dish is just gorgeous!! There is nothing quite like a good fruit salad and this one sounds amazing! I like the zest of lime to give it just that hint of freshness. I’ll definitely have to make this during the summer! June 11, 2014 at 12:16pm Reply

  • Rebecca @ it’s a nourishing thing: A much better rainbow to taste than skittles!! I am definitely a fan of summer fruit salads! This looks so refreshing! June 11, 2014 at 11:39am Reply

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