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.



  • Karen: Add splash of vanilla to give an exciting twist! July 12, 2018 at 7:01am Reply

  • Shery Sullivan: How would ginger be added to this?
    I bought some squeezable ginger I’d like to use. July 7, 2018 at 9:00pm Reply

  • Laurel Colombini: Wondering if you could replace the honey with maple syrup for a vegan dressing? Has anyone tried this substitution? June 12, 2018 at 3:33pm Reply

  • Mary: I made this fruit salad last night and it was absolutely AMAZING!!! Definitely a keeper! I added sweet Fuji apples and I love how the lime juice kept them from turning brown. This is a sweet refreshing summer salad! Thanks for sharing! May 25, 2018 at 5:53am Reply

    • Jaclyn: So glad you liked it Mary! May 29, 2018 at 11:49am Reply

  • Whitney: This is DELICIOUS and so simple. I love that the ingredients are so easy, just fruit, a lime, and some honey and BATTA BING amazing fruit salad. THANK YOU May 24, 2018 at 6:11pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks for leaving a comment Whitney! May 29, 2018 at 11:50am Reply

  • WH chef: Add a 1/2 tbsp of cinnamon to accent the apples when you make dressing . Really knocks it out of the park . My wife really loved it . I used apples (one Granny Smith and red delicious) , a pear, pineapple, watermelon and strawberries . I set up containers for her to take to work and didn’t use bananas as they would get mushy May 1, 2018 at 4:43am Reply

  • Diana: I made this wonderful fruit salad. You may want to half the recipe as it makes a lot. It’s so delicious. Making it again today! April 22, 2018 at 6:33am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks for your feedback! April 24, 2018 at 11:44am Reply

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