Embrace the Vibrancy: Small Fruit Salad with Honey Citrus Vinaigrette

When it comes to crafting a salad that is both vibrant and refreshing, this Small Fruit Salad with Honey Citrus Vinaigrette takes the spotlight. Imagine a medley of fresh strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, and cranberries, all tossed together with a hint of mint and a sprinkle of pecans and feta. This dish is not just a feast for the taste buds but also a visual delight, perfect for any meal or occasion. The honey citrus vinaigrette ties everything together with its sweet and tangy notes, creating a harmony of flavors that is simply irresistible.

Small fruits like raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, and cranberries are incredibly versatile and pack a punch in terms of flavor and nutrition. These tiny fruits are bursting with antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals, making them a healthy addition to any diet. Whether you’re adding them to a salad, blending them into a smoothie, or simply enjoying them on their own, these fruits bring a natural sweetness and vibrant color to your dishes.

Raspberries, with their delicate tartness, pair beautifully with the juicy sweetness of strawberries and blueberries. Meanwhile, cranberries add a unique tangy note that balances the overall flavor profile of this salad. The inclusion of mint leaves introduces a refreshing element, while pecans provide a satisfying crunch and feta adds a creamy, salty contrast. Together, these ingredients create a salad that is not only delicious but also brimming with health benefits.

Incorporating small fruits into your meals is an excellent way to enhance both flavor and nutrition. They are versatile enough to be used in a variety of dishes, from breakfast parfaits to savory salads and even as a topping for desserts. By experimenting with different combinations and recipes, you can discover new ways to enjoy these delightful fruits and reap their numerous health benefits. This Small Fruit Salad with Honey Citrus Vinaigrette is a fantastic example of how these fruits can elevate a simple dish into something truly special.

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Small Fruit Salad with Honey Citrus Vinaigrette

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  • Author: The Kilted Chef
  • Yield: Serves 4


This salad offers a delightful combination of sweet and tart flavors, complemented by the refreshing honey citrus dressing. It’s perfect for a light and refreshing meal or as a colorful side dish for any occasion.


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  • 2 cups fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced
  • 1 cup fresh raspberries
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1 cup frozen cranberries, thawed
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh mint leaves
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta
  • Mixed salad greens (such as spinach, arugula, or spring mix), washed and dried

Honey Citrus Vinaigrette

  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon lime zest
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • Salt and pepper to taste









  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the extra virgin olive oil, apple cider vinegar, honey, fresh lime juice, lime zest, Dijon mustard, and a pinch of salt and pepper until well combined.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, and cranberries.
  3. Add the chopped mint leaves and dressing to the bowl and gently toss to combine.
  4. Arrange a bed of mixed salad greens on a serving platter or individual salad plates.
  5. Spoon the mixed fruit mixture over the bed of salad greens, distributing it evenly.
  6. Garnish the salad with additional fresh mint leaves, chopped pecans and crumbled feta.
  7. Serve immediately and enjoy the vibrant flavors of this unique fruit salad with honey citrus vinaigrette!
  • Category: salads, recipes