Strawberry Nectarine Fruit Salad

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!

  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 2 to 3 large white nectarines (3/4 pound to a pound), cut into edible sized chunks, pit and stem removed
  • About 8 to 10 fresh strawberries, stems removed, quartered
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 4 leaves fresh mint, thinly sliced

Method

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.

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

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.

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Comments

  • Paula Francese

    Perfect timing. I have guests coming for dinner tonight and I had bought fresh peaches and strawberries for a low calorie dessert to go along with peach pound cake (the not-so-low-calorie part of the dessert course). Hadn’t thought of adding honey, lemon juice and mint however. I’m sure my guests will be ecstatic. Because I adore nectarines I’ll look for a few of those to add to the mix. It’s always the saddest time of year for me when nectarine season is over. Because I live in NH I can only dream of having a nectarine tree in my yard :-)

    Paula

  • Carol at Wild Goose Tea

    The nectarines are perfect this time of year. In fact I just had one for breakfast mere minutes ago. I love fruit salad. I never considered adding a bit of mint. Great idea. I have it growing in my garden.

  • Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar

    Loving this simple salad! I’m all about fruit for dessert in summer :)

  • aleehco

    I love fruit salads like this one, but I do add a little rum in the honey-lemon dressing and some toasted walnuts before serving. :)

  • Marta @ What should I eat for breakfast today

    Fruit salad is a classic, always good for friends and for a party. I add honey and lemon juice as well :)