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Fresh Fruit Salad with Honey Lemon & Mint Syrup

Fresh Fruit Salad with Honey Lemon & Mint Syrup | Salad Recipe | Summer Fruit Salad | Honey Lemon Mint Syrup

There’s no better compliment to a simple brunch or barbecue menu than a delicious fruit salad.  While fruit salad can be as simple as cutting up your favorite types of fruit and placing it in a bowl, adding just a touch of homemade syrup seems to intensify the flavors of the fresh fruit, making it even more delicious I could literally eat this salad all day long!

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For this particular salad, I used a combination of blueberries, strawberries, cantaloupe and pineapple because those are my family’s favorites.  You could also include watermelon, honeydew melon, or grapes.  If you are making it for a picnic or brunch, you can prepare the syrup ahead of time then refrigerate until needed.

Fresh Fruit Salad with Honey Lemon & Mint Syrup | Salad Recipe | Summer Fruit Salad | Honey Lemon Mint Syrup

Here is what you need

fresh fruit (blueberries, strawberries, pineapple, cantaloupe), cut into bite size pieces
10-15 leaves of fresh mint
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup honey
the juice from 2 lemons

Fresh Fruit Salad with Honey Lemon & Mint Syrup | Salad Recipe | Summer Fruit Salad | Honey Lemon Mint Syrup

Step 1: Finely chop mint leaves with sharp knife.

Fresh Fruit Salad with Honey Lemon & Mint Syrup | Salad Recipe | Summer Fruit Salad | Honey Lemon Mint Syrup

Step 2:  In small saucepan over medium high heat, blend together water, sugar, honey, lemon juice, and mint.

Fresh Fruit Salad with Honey Lemon & Mint Syrup | Salad Recipe | Summer Fruit Salad | Honey Lemon Mint Syrup

Step 3: Bring mixture to boiling, whisking constantly until sugar is completely dissolved.  Watch it carefully so it doesn’t boil over!  Remove from heat and let cool, then refrigerate until needed.

Fresh Fruit Salad with Honey Lemon & Mint Syrup | Salad Recipe | Summer Fruit Salad | Honey Lemon Mint Syrup

Step 4: Mix fruit together in a large bowl.

Fresh Fruit Salad with Honey Lemon & Mint Syrup | Salad Recipe | Summer Fruit Salad | Honey Lemon Mint Syrup

Step 5: Drizzle syrup over fruit and mix until all fruit is coated.

Fresh Fruit Salad with Honey Lemon & Mint Syrup | Salad Recipe | Summer Fruit Salad | Honey Lemon Mint Syrup

Step 6: Serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to serve, up to 1 hour.

Fresh Fruit Salad with Honey Lemon & Mint Syrup | Salad Recipe | Summer Fruit Salad | Honey Lemon Mint Syrup

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What’s your favorite way to prepare fruit salad?

4 Comments

  1. Jenny
    July 10 at 11:14AM

    Yum! This sounds delicious. Thanks!

  2. July 10 at 12:30PM

    This sounds delicious! If you put the syrup on too early does the fruit become soggy? I’m wondering if this is something you could store in the fridge for awhile if you make a big batch and want to eat it throughout the week.

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