This quick and easy Summer Mixed Berry Fruit Salad with Honey Citrus Dressing will be the perfect healthy side dish for your next barbecue or picnic!
If you're looking for the prefect light and refreshing summer side dish I have you covered. A mixture of strawberries, blueberries and raspberries combined with a cool sour cream dressing, makes it a crowd pleasing favorite.
It's always a hit at my summer get-togethers.
A Summer Mixed Berry Salad
Isn't she purdy all red, white and blue like that?
Psst - this would be PERFECT for 4th Of July also (see previous mention of red, white and blue) or any of the summer holidays.
But really, you can make this for any occasion including graduation parties, baby showers, wedding brunches, picnics or just because it's Tuesday.
And it's SUPER EASY to make also.
The hardest part of this mixed berry salad is making the dressing, because that involves using a measuring spoon (gasp). Just kidding, it's so SIMPLE.
Prepare Berries For Fruit Salad
Remove the hull from the strawberries and cut strawberries in half. If they are HUGE strawberries, feel free to cut them in half again.
In a large bowl combine 2 cups strawberries, 2 cups blueberries and 2 cups raspberries.
Gently mix your berries, being carful not to smash them.
Prepare The Honey Citrus Dressing For Fruit Salad
This dressing is so simple to make and so yummy!
Just whisk together the following ingredients.
- 1 Cup Sour Cream
- 2 Tablespoons Honey
- 2 Tablespoons Orange Juice
To serve, put the dressing in a small pitcher or bowl with ladle next to the bowl of berry fruit salad.
Guests can drizzle the dressing over their summer berries as desired.
How To Store Fruit Salad
Your salad will be best when eaten fresh, but the Berry Fruit Salad can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days in an air-tight container. Store the salad separately from the dressing.
Additional Fruits You Can Add To Your Berry Salad
If you want to try something new, you can add some other fruits to your berry salad.
- Mandarin Oranges
*the last two items do not stay fresh-looking for long, so only use if you are serving your salad within a few hours.
Berry Fruit Salad With Honey Citrus Dressing
- 2 cups strawberries cut in halves 1 - 1 lb container
- 2 cups raspberries 2 - 6 oz containers
- 2 cups blueberries 1 - 1 pint container
- 1 cup sour cream
- 2 Tablespoons honey
- 2 Tablespoons orange juice
- Remove hull from strawberries and cut strawberries in half.
- Add strawberries, blueberries and raspberries in large bowl and gently mix together.
- Prepare sour cream mixture by whisking the honey and orange juice into the sour cream.
- Put the sour cream honey dressing in a small bowl or pitcher next to your salad and allow your guests to drizzle it on their summer berries as desired.
- You may also make individual ramekins of the dressing for your guests to use as a dip if you prefer.
You can also make this as a mason jar salad with the dressing at the bottom and the berries layered on the top.
Just screw the lids on them and throw them in your cooler and they're good to travel to the beach or picnic area.
Super cute and you would look so stylish if you brought these to Aunt Martha's summer shindig.
Of course, if Aunt Martha is over the age of 60 she would probably think you are nuts for asking her to eat out of a canning jar.
Assuming Aunt Martha doesn't do Pinterest, of course.
Here's some other fun summer recipes I have cooked up for you. Please feel free to browse around:
5 Unique Potato Salads For Summer
Well that looks yummy! I'll have to try this for the family Memorial Day potluck with my hubby's family. He decided to take a smoked brisket this year so that leaves me in charge of a salad or dessert....I think this covers BOTH. Brilliant! Can I take a moment to add, encouraging the hubby to take the plunge and spend the money on a smoker/grill/cooker thingy, BEST IDEA EVER! He takes that job seriously and doesn't require any help with the cooking. He prefers me to steer clear while he works his magic. So, I'll create this wonderful berry salad you have graciously share today and read my Kindle, while he slaves away on the brisket. Thanks for sharing!
And THAT is why I love summer. My husband loves to grill out, so I just buy a buy of hamburger, chicken and a few steaks and he's more than happy to cook them 🙂 I have been eyeing a smoker for Father's Day though!
Jennifer @ Town and Country Living
Perfect timing! I have a party on Sunday and I'm going to make this dish to take with me. Thanks, Pam!
This is just beautiful! Perfect to take to a party or even for a summer pinic!!
This looks amazing Pam! I have to make it this summer 🙂
This looks wonderful! I'd like to have a big bowl to eat right now!
Looks so yummy I am headed to the store to make some for me.
Nichi - The Mandatory Mooch
Pam, Thank for contributing this recipe to my Craft & Food Roundups post. I have featured it in my latest post "17 Amazing Picnic Side Dishes". Come check it out and feel free to share with your friends!! Thanks, Nichi