My family loves salads with colorful fresh fruit all summer long! I find a salad with fresh fruit calls for a sweeter dressing, one in stark contrast to my go to “Balsamic Vinaigrette” with the red onion and parsley. It is so simple to make and requires no slicing or dicing! A big plus when you are pressed for time. I love to marry the sweet flavors of this vinaigrette with the tangy yet salty flavors of the Cilantro lime marinade (use on shrimp or chicken:  please check out     

I typically make this salad with fresh strawberries, raspberries, and blackberries.  Choose any berry you like, or when peaches are at their peak I choose them instead. I always look forward to peach season!  Yum!  I also add dried cherries or cranberries and pecans.  Enjoy!

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Salad with Fruit in a Honey Vinaigrette

Refreshing Sweet Summer Salad with Fruit and Nuts!
Prep Time15 minutes
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Total Time15 minutes
Course: Main Course, Salad
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6


  • 12 Oz Lettuce of choice Butter lettuce preferred
  • 2 Cups Any type of berry or peaches
  • 1/2 Cup Dried Cherries or cranberries
  • 1/2 Cup pecans
  • And for the Honey Vinaigrette:
  • 1/2 Cup Olive oil
  • 3 tbsp White balsamic or white wine vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/8 tsp Black Pepper
  • Sprinkle of Garlic
  • 2+ tbsp Honey


  • Prep all ingredients for the salad in large bowl
  • To make the Honey vinaigrette:
  • Simply mix all ingredients together with a whisk.
  • Pour Honey Vinaigrette over the salad. Toss and enjoy on it's own or with Cilantro Lime Grilled Shrimp or Chicken