Honey Poppy Seed Fruit Salad

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 10 min.


8 servings

Updated: Dec. 17, 2022
This colorful fruit salad with poppy seed dressing pairs well with any morning entree and takes just 10 minutes to prepare. The subtle honey sauce in this salad steals the show. —Dorothy Dinnean, Harrison, Arkansas
Honey Poppy Seed Fruit Salad Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2 medium firm bananas, chopped
  • 2 cups fresh blueberries
  • 2 cups fresh raspberries
  • 2 cups sliced fresh strawberries
  • 5 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 3/4 teaspoon poppy seeds


  1. In a large bowl, combine the bananas and berries. In a small bowl, combine the honey, lemon juice and poppy seeds. Pour over fruit and toss to coat.

Tips for Fruit Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing

How do you keep fruit salad from getting soggy?

Fruit will naturally oxidize and release more juice over time, which can make your fruit salad soggy. But the good news is that the lemon juice in this recipe will help slow that process down. If you’re making this fruit salad ahead of time, wait to add the bananas until right before you serve it so that they’re nice and fresh. Make sure to cover any leftover fruit salad tightly and store it in the refrigerator.

Does lemon juice keep fruit salad fresh?

Yes, lemon juice will typically help prevent cut fruit from turning brown quickly.

What are other healthy fruit salad recipes?

When it comes to enjoying healthier fruit salads, look for fruit salad recipes that don’t have a lot of added sugar or cream.

Research contributed by Sarah Fischer, Taste of Home Culinary Assistant

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 117 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 2mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (23g sugars, 5g fiber), 1g protein.

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