Strawberry Nectarine Fruit Salad

Simple delicious fruit salad with fresh strawberries, white nectarines, honey, and mint

Strawberry Nectarine Fruit Salad
Elise Bauer

Every summer gathering should include a fruit salad, don't you think? Nectarines and peaches are in season right now and when I saw some beautiful white nectarines at the market I couldn't resist. We used to have a white nectarine tree whose fruit you had to eat leaning over the sink they were so juicy. Grocery store-bought nectarines are much firmer than the ones we used to grow, but that firmness just helps them hold up better in a fruit salad like this.

My favorite way to make any fruit salad, including this nectarine strawberry version, is to toss the fruit with honey, a little lemon juice, and some thinly sliced fresh mint from the garden. The honey helps the fruit macerate and extract some of their juices, the lemon juice contributes a little tang, and the mint? The mint plays well with them all.

I made this salad a few days ago to cap a lunch I prepared for my friends Lisa and Jenny, who insisted that I put it on the blog. So here you go girls! The recipe is shown to serve four, but you could easily scale it up for a Labor Day gathering crowd.

Strawberry Nectarine Fruit Salad

Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Servings 4 servings

The proportions are flexible, depending on the sweetness of your fruit and what you have on hand. We used about a 2:1 ratio of nectarine chunks to strawberries.

The amounts given are for four servings. You can easily scale up this recipe to feed a crowd!


  • 2 to 3 large white nectarines, (3/4 to 1 pound), cut into edible-sized chunks, pit and stem removed

  • 8 to 10 large fresh strawberries, stems removed, quartered

  • 1 tablespoon honey

  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

  • 4 leaves fresh mint, thinly sliced


  1. Gently toss the chopped nectarines and strawberries together in a medium bowl with the honey and lemon juice. Let sit for 15-20 minutes, so that the fruit has a chance to macerate.

  2. Right before serving, gently toss with thinly sliced fresh mint.

  3. Taste for tartness. If too tart for your taste, sprinkle a little sugar over it. If cloyingly sweet, sprinkle with a little more lemon juice. The level of sweetness or tartness will depend on the specific fruit you are using, so you will need to make adjustments depending on your fruit.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)
82 Calories
1g Fat
20g Carbs
2g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 82
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 1mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 16g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 33mg 165%
Calcium 15mg 1%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 309mg 7%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. In cases where multiple ingredient alternatives are given, the first listed is calculated for nutrition. Garnishes and optional ingredients are not included.