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Summer Fruit Salad | Magnolia Days

Summer Fruit Salad with Ginger-Lime Dressing

Summer Fruit Salad is a delightful combination of blueberries, melon, and peaches tossed with ginger-lime dressing. Make it to celebrate the season.
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Author Renee Dobbs


For the ginger-lime syrup:

  • 4 ounces ginger root about 8-inch piece
  • 2 limes
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup water

For the fruit salad:

  • 2 cups fresh blueberries
  • 2 cups bite-sized chunks honeydew melon
  • 2 cups bite-sized chunks peaches about 2 medium-sized peaches


For the ginger-lime syrup:

  1. Scrub and rinse ginger and cut into 1/4-inch rounds. Use a vegetable peeler to remove zest from limes.
  2. Combine sugar and water in a small or medium saucepan. Cook until sugar dissolves, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add ginger and lime zest. Bring to a simmer then remove from heat. Set aside for 1 hour.
  4. Strain syrup into a container. Discard ginger and lime zest.
  5. Store syrup in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 3 months.

For the fruit salad:

  1. Place blueberries, melon, and peaches in a large bowl. Pour 1/3 cup ginger-lime syrup over fruit. Toss gently to combine.
  2. Taste and add more syrup if desired.

Recipe Notes

Time stated does not include time for cooling syrup.