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Honey Lime Poppy Seed Fruit Salad is a blend of all your favorite fruits with a sweet and zesty dressing to make each fruit burst with flavor! Add color and flavor to your table with this light and refreshing side.

I love using poppy seeds in my recipes to add a little texture and flavor. Banana Poppy Seed Muffins with an Orange Glaze, this delicious Poppy Seed Chicken Casserole, or this yummy Almond Poppy Seed Bundt Cake are a few recipes that you have to try!

Fruit salad in a bowl drizzled with honey lime poppy seed dressing.

Fruit Salad

The fact that my favorite fruits are coming into season makes me so excited! This honey lime poppy seed fruit salad takes about 10 minutes to throw together so it’s simple and quick. Wiith all of the blackberries, strawberries, mangoes, and kiwis combined, it makes a gorgeous and bright salad. Once you combine all of the fruit together, you drizzle on a honey lime poppyseed glaze. It adds in a very complimenatry sweet yet tangy glaze that is irresistable.

The great thing about this fruit salad is that you can change it up and use any fruit that you would like. Depending on what fruit is in season (so that you can make this all year long) you can try out some grapes, bananas or pineapple. There is no way that you can’t make this salad and not have it be a hit wherever you take it. I devoured the entire bowl, and needless to say, it is fantastic!

Ingredients in Honey Lime Poppy Seed Fruit Salad

These fruits combined with a delicious and easy glaze will make this a fruit salad that goes with you to every gathering and party. To find out all of the exact ingredient measurements, check out the recipec ard at the bottom of the post.

  • Fruit: In this particular salad, I use sliced strawberries, yummy blackberries, fresh blueberries, diced kiwis and some sliced mangoes.
  • Honey: This acts as the base of the dressing and keeps it nice and sweet.
  • Lime Juice: This adds in a citrus component. It also breaks down the honey so that the dressing isn’t thick.
  • Poppy Seeds: These add a delicious flavor and look to the dressing.
  • Mint: I like to garnish the bowl with freshly chopped mint but this is optional.

How Do You Make Honey Lime Poppy Seed Fruit Salad?

  1. Slice and Whisk: Cut and prepare the fruit and put it into a large mixing bowl. In a small bowl, whisk the honey, lime juice, and poppy seeds.
  2. Add Glaze: Drizzle the honey lime poppy seed glaze over the fruit and gently toss. Top with chopped mint if desired. Serve immediately.
Fruit salad ingredients in a bowl before they are mixed.

How do you stop fruit salad from going brown?

A fruit salad like this honey lime poppy seed salad is only as good as its preparation! This salad won’t go brown with the fruit listed, but if you add any fruits like bananas, pears, and apples, you might have some browning. To prevent this, simply squeeze some lemon juice over them. You can use fresh or bottled lemon juice (which I usually have on hand). No need to measure a certain amount. Just squeeze a generous amount over the fruit and toss the fruit to coat.

A bowl of poppy seeds mixed with honey and lime ready to drizzle on the fruit salad.

Can I Make a Fruit Salad a Day Before?

Honey lim poppy seed fruit salad gets juicier the longer it sits. The basket of a salad spinner will let the extra liquid drain and help the fruit stay crisp when stored overnight. Toss some of the juice back into the salad just before serving for extra sweetness or save it and make vinaigrette the next day

Honey lime poppy seed fruit salad in a glass bowl.

How Long Will a Fruit Salad Last?

To maximize the shelf life of this honey lime poppy seed fruit salad for safety and quality, refrigerate any leftover fruit salad in an airtight container. Properly stored, fresh fruit salad will last for about 3 to 5 days in the refrigerator.

Close up on honey lime poppy seed fruit salad.

  • Cut and prepare the fruit and put into a large mixing bowl. In a small bowl, whisk the honey, lime juice and poppy seeds.

  • Drizzle the honey lime poppy seed glaze over the fruit and gently toss. Top with chopped mint if desired. Serve immediately.

Originally Posted May 9, 2019
Updated on July 6, 2023

Serves: 6

Calories57kcal (3%)Carbohydrates13g (4%)Protein1g (2%)Fat1g (2%)Saturated Fat0.1g (1%)Polyunsaturated Fat1gMonounsaturated Fat0.1gSodium2mgPotassium139mg (4%)Fiber2g (8%)Sugar9g (10%)Vitamin A201IU (4%)Vitamin C36mg (44%)Calcium38mg (4%)Iron0.4mg (2%)

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.

Course Salad, Side Dish

Cuisine American

Keyword fruit salad, fruit salad recipe, honey lime poppy seed fruit salad


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