Nectarine Fruit Salad with Lime Spice Dressing

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. + chilling


8 servings

Updated: Oct. 03, 2023
The lime spice dressing gives this fruit salad a little something extra. It's a crowd-pleaser as a side dish or as a light and healthy way to end an outdoor meal with friends. Mix and match fruit with what's in season. —Paula Hudson, Cary, North Carolina
Nectarine Fruit Salad with Lime Spice Dressing Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1-1/2 teaspoons grated lime zest
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 6 medium nectarines, cut into 1-inch pieces (about 4 cups)
  • 2 cups seedless red grapes
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh mint
  • 1/2 cup mascarpone cheese
  • 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons 2% milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup chopped pistachios
  • Fresh mint leaves


  1. In a small bowl, whisk the first 5 ingredients. Place nectarines, grapes and mint in a large bowl. Drizzle with honey mixture; stir gently. Refrigerate, covered, 1-2 hours. For topping, mix mascarpone, confectioners' sugar, milk and vanilla. Serve fruit salad with topping, pistachios and fresh mint leaves.

Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 254 calories, 16g fat (7g saturated fat), 35mg cholesterol, 44mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (22g sugars, 3g fiber), 4g protein.