Berries and Banana Fruit Salad

DessertFourth of JulyGluten-FreePaleo

Get out your red, white, and blue with this simple fruit salad of strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, apple, and bananas, tossed with honey and lemon juice.

Photography Credit: Elise Bauer

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!

Berries and Banana Fruit Salad Recipe

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  • 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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Elise Bauer

Elise Bauer is the Founder and President of Simply Recipes. A blogging pioneer, Elise launched Simply Recipes in 2003 as a way to keep track of her family's recipes, and along the way grew it into one of the most popular cooking websites in the world. In 2012 Elise was named "one of America's 50 Most Powerful People in Food" by The Daily Meal. Elise is dedicated to helping home cooks be successful in the kitchen. Elise is a graduate of Stanford University. She lives in Carmichael, California.

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  1. Sherry in Union, KY

    Thanks for the recipe! I love fruit all by itself, but the addition of the honey and the lemon zest was nice.

  2. 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

  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!

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