Summer Salad Recipes: Poppy Seed Fruit Salad

by McKenna Gordon on March 2, 2012

This is one of my favorite summer salad recipes. It’s a unique spin on your typical fruit salad. Of course it’s refreshing and delicious to chop up any array of fruit and toss them together in a bowl, plain and naked. But this one adds a refreshing sauce, without added sugar or whipped cream. You’ll love the variation!


2 cups cantaloupe, chopped
1 cup strawberries, chopped
1 cup blueberries, chopped
2 kiwis, chopped
1 banana, sliced
1 cup honeydew melon
1 lime, juiced
1 tablespoon honey
1-2 teaspoons poppy seeds
dash of cinnamon (optional)


Combine cantaloupe, strawberries, blueberries, kiwis and banana in a medium sized serving bowl. Add the honeydew, lime juice and honey to your blender and pulse or purée until smooth. Add poppy seeds and cinnamon and lightly pulse until combined. Toss dressing with fruit. Chill for 2 hours before serving.

You probably won’t have leftovers, but if you do…

Save them in the fridge for the next morning, and make a fabulous green smoothie! Add a cup of this salad to your blender, along with 2 cups of spinach and 1/2 cup cauliflower (optional). Add 8 oz. water and a few ice cubes. Push the smoothie button and enjoy!

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Paige Hatley April 22, 2012 at 4:03 pm

This looks delicious, can’t wait to try it!! How much will it make if I follow the amounts above? Just trying to decide if I should double it for 5 people.




McKenna Gordon April 22, 2012 at 7:01 pm

This makes about 7 cups, Paige… so it should serve your 5, with leftovers!


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