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A refreshing, juicy and sweet fruit salad makes a perfect summer snack or dessert that doesn’t require a lot of effort to make. You can prepare this dish in less than 10 minutes and use any fruits you might find in your fridge.

To be honest, it feels strange to write a recipe for a salad. Not just a salad, but a fruit salad – which is basically chop some fruits and finish it with a flavoursome dressing. However, the simplest things can often be forgotten and because of this, treat this post not as a recipe but as a reminder to eat as many fruits and berries as possible this time of the year.

I think I mentioned before that when it comes to fruit or veggie shopping, I’m that weirdo who smells them before I buy them. I cannot stand plasticky, crunchy and hard produce. It just doesn’t make any sense for me to spend my money on products that don’t have juicy sweetness and freshness.

Easy Fruit Salad with Poppy Seeds and Honey Dressing

It’s crazy to think that back in Lithuania I could go to the garden and pick up a juicy, sweet cherry from a tree and I never thought that was a big deal. It felt so normal, and I didn’t think there was any other way things worked! All the produce from the family garden had amazing flavour, so rich and deep. I used to wait for the summer months because I knew that this was the only time of the year when I’d be able to eat strawberries, blueberries, cherries, plums, tomatoes, cucumbers… You name it. It was my summer fruit affair.

Even though here in London, you can’t pick cherries from a tree, flavour wise it’s still much better to eat them now, rather in November. If possible, try to select produce from your own country and lastly… when you are shopping, don’t forget to inhale the berries’ aroma – there is nothing better than this. Trust me.

Easy Fruit Salad with Poppy Seeds and Honey Dressing


½ melon
2 kiwis
1 orange
100g strawberries
1 grapefruit

½ lemon juice
½ lime juice
2 tablespoons of honey
1 teaspoon of poppy seeds

  1. Slice all the fruit into any shapes you want.
  2. Mix all the dressing ingredients (except poppy seeds).
  3. Pour the dressing onto your fruits and sprinkle some poppy seeds on top.
  4. Serve it with Greek yogurt and granola or eat it “as is”!
Easy Fruit Salad with Poppy Seeds and Honey Dressing