Mixed Berry and Banana Fruit Salad

Oh, say can you see, by the dawn’s early light… Happy Fourth of July! If you are thinking about ideas for something red, white, and blue to bring to a July 4th gathering, consider this simple mixed berry and banana salad. It’s light and easy, with strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, chopped apple, and bananas, tossed together with honey and lemon juice.

So, what are you making for Fourth of July? Grilling? Barbecuing? Please let us know in the comments, I’m always looking for ideas.

Have a safe and festive 4th!

Mixed Berry and Banana Fruit Salad Recipe

  • Prep time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 6-8.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups hulled, roughly chopped strawberries
  • A handful of raspberries
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 apple, peeled, cored, roughly chopped
  • 2 bananas, peeled and thickly sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon honey

Method

Prep the berries before the bananas and apples, and add them to a large bowl. As soon as you add the bananas and apples, sprinkle lemon juice over them to keep them from getting brown. Add the zest and the honey and gently toss to combine.

Serve immediately. Or cover and chill for up to 2 hours before serving.

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14 Comments

  1. forgotgingkoba

    This looks both yummy and festive. Everyone loves a patriotic banana. We shake up our 4th of July meals quite a lot. but every year, sure as shootin’, we watch the community fireworks while drinking Fresca through Red Vine straws. I’m not sure how this tradition got started but we couldn’t celebrate independence without it. Happy 4th!

  2. myfudo

    Perfect colors for July 4th. I love fruits during this time of the year. Refreshing and light and great for my diet. This is definitely a must try!

  3. Michelle

    This is in fact what I made for our 4th of July picnic but I didn’t think to add the lemon and honey and wish I had because our bananas did indeed turn brown. But the kids (and adults) loved a little Red, White, and Blue dessert (which I’ve also done as Red, White and Blue Fruit Kabobs btw!). Thanks for the tip Elise!

  4. Karen

    I made Pavlova with Rasberries, blackberries and kiwi, so it was red white blue and green! LOL also very light and delicious!

  5. Margaret

    Thank you for this recipe! It was a perfect addition to your buttermilk fried chicken recipe, with mashed potatoes, gravy, and green beans. My husband devoured the fruit, declaring it the best fruit salad he had ever had. He doesn’t say that lightly. The lemon and honey were a perfect addition to an already delicious fruit combo.

    So glad he liked it! ~Elise

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