This Mediterranean Fruit Salad with Mint is a refreshing addition to any meal. The salad calls for berries, cantaloupe, grapes, and a little lime. You can get creative and add in your favorite fruit too!
The mint adds a unique, zesty flavor and the lime preserves the color of the fruit fresh.
Instead of washing and cutting fruit for each snack, try combining your favorite fruit into a big bowl of fruit salad. This simple preparation makes it so much easier to incorporate fruit into your daily routine.
What Are Mediterranean Fruits?
There are many delicious fruits that grow in the Mediterranean region. These fruits include:
Plus many more! Fruit is naturally sweetened and high in fiber, antioxidants and vitamins. Including fruit in your diet is such a tasty way to promote healthy digestion and support your immune system. This fruit salad with mint is a great place to start!
What Fruits Go Good With Mint?
Fresh mint is a key ingredient in this recipe because it adds a refreshing, light flavor to balance the sweetness of the fruit. Mint is versatile and pairs well with many types of fruit.
Berries are particularly great with mint which is why we’ve included them in this fruit salad with mint. Melon and citrus fruits like oranges also pair wonderfully with mint.
Why Put Lime Juice On Fruit?
You know when you slice an apple and quickly it begins to turn a little brown? Here’s why that’s happening and how to keep fruit fresh.
When fruit is cut, it is exposed to oxygen in the air, causing it to turn brown. This is called enzymatic browning. While the browning isn’t harmful, it doesn’t look as appetizing.
A simple trick to reduce the browning is to top the fruit with a squeeze of lemon or lime juice. The ascorbic acid, or vitamin C, in lemon and lime prevents oxidation, keeping your fruit looking fresh for longer.
Does Lemon Juice Keep Fruit Salad Fresh?
Yes! For the same reason that lime works to prevent oxidation, lemon juice is a great alternative. If you don’t have lime juice for this recipe, a little squeeze of lemon juice would also work to preserve color and freshness.
How To Serve Fruit Salad With Mint
Of course this fruit salad is delicious as a side at breakfast, but it can be a great addition to lunch and dinner too.
On the Mediterranean diet we focus on adding plenty of fruits and vegetables with all your meals. If a green side salad at dinner isn’t working for your family, try preparing a bowl of this fruit salad as a side dish. The fruit salad provides many of the same vitamins, minerals and fiber as vegetables and can be a fun way to mix up your usual dinner routine.
It’s all about adding nutrient-dense foods, like fruit, to meals instead of feeling like you’re on a restrictive diet. We’re all about sharing realistic recipes and tips that can work for your family long-term.
Try serving the fruit salad:
- Over Greek yogurt as a parfait
- In a side compartment of your bento box lunch
- As a side dish at dinner for extra nutrition
What You Need To Make Mediterranean Fruit Salad
- Lime zest
- Lime juice
- Fresh mint
How To Make Fruit Salad Recipe With Mint
Combine all your sliced fruit in a bowl. Whisk together the lime and honey dressing in a small bowl. Drizzle the dressing over the fruit and toss to coat it evenly.
Get creative by mixing in any other fruit you have on hand!
Mediterranean Fruit Salad with Mint
- 1 cup strawberries sliced
- 1 cup blueberries
- 1 cup raspberries
- 1 cup cantaloupe cubed
- 1 cup grapes sliced
- ½ teaspoon lime zest
- Juice from one lime
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 2 teaspoons fresh mint
- In a medium bowl, place all of the fruit.
- In a small bowl, whisk together the mint dressing.
- Drizzle the dressing over the fruit and toss to coat.
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