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.

Assemble your fruit salad ingredients: fresh fruit, mint, sugar, water, honey and lemons.

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

Finely chop mint leaves with sharp knife.

Step 1: Finely chop mint leaves with sharp knife.

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

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

Bring mixture to boiling, whisking constantly until sugar is completely dissolved.

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.

Set aside and allow mixture to cool completely.

Step 4: Mix fruit together in a large bowl.

Mix all fresh fruit together in a large bowl.

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

Drizzle syrup over fruit and mix until all fruit is coated.

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

Fresh Fruit Salad with Honey Lemon & Mint Syrup

Fresh Fruit Salad with Honey Lemon & Mint Syrup

The perfect addition to a Sunday brunch or summer barbecue!
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword Fresh Fruit Salad with Honey Lemon & Mint Syrup
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 12 people

Ingredients

  • 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
  • juice from 2 lemons

Instructions

  1. Finely chop mint leaves with sharp knife.
  2. In small saucepan over medium high heat, blend together water, sugar, honey, lemon juice, and mint.
  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.
  4. Mix fruit together in a large bowl.
  5. Drizzle syrup over fruit and mix until all fruit is coated.
  6. Serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to serve, up to 1 hour.

 

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What’s your favorite way to prepare fruit salad?