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This Summer Fruit Salad with Coconut Lemon Poppyseed Dressing is the perfect refreshing healthy snack! It’s easy to put together, and has a zesty creamy coconut dressing that you will swoon over. Enjoy for breakfast, brunch or on your next picnic!

Is there anything more summery than a fruit salad? We loaded this one with watermelon, cantaloupes, strawberries, honeydew melon, bananas, and blackberries. You can truly flex this recipe to be the fruit you love most! But the real treat is the tangy citrus dressing. Drizzle on top and enjoy this next level way to eat fresh fruit.

How To Make Fruit Salad

  1. Make the Lemon Poppyseed Dressing!
  2. Cut all the fresh fruit. I used a melon baller to make different shapes! Add fruit into a large bowl or hollow out a melon such as a watermelon for an added touch.
  3. Drizzle with dressing. Stir to combine and enjoy!
This fruit salad, like all fruit salad, is at it’s best eaten the same day it’s made. Prep it in the morning for a day at the beach or a picnic and keep it cool until you enjoy it.

Summer Fruit Recipes

I love the fresh fruit that summer brings. I’ve rounded up some of my favourite recipes here to help you make fruit the star of your next dish!

  • Peach, Chèvre & Honey Crostini
  • Cherry Amaretto Smoothie
  • Watermelon Ceviche
  • Strawberry Watermelon Creamsicles
  • Raspberry Lemon Loaf
  • Double Apple Muffins

Also these Okanagan Cheery Ice Cream Sandwiches on Jilly’s blog are AMAZING!!

Summer Fruit Salad with Coconut Lemon Poppyseed Dressing

 Course Breakfast, Salad, Snack
 Keyword Fruit, Lemon, melon, Watermelon
 Prep Time 15 minutes
 Total Time 5 minutes
 Servings 6
 Author Fraiche


For the Dressing

  • 1/2 cup canned coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup Greek yogurt (plain or vanilla)
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup (or taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon poppy seeds

For the Salad*

    • 2 cups watermelon, cubed or balled
    • 2 cups honeydew, cubed or balled
    • 2 cups cantaloupe, cubed or balled
    • 2 cups strawberries, sliced
    • 1 cup blackberries, whole
    • 1 cup banana slices
  1. Prepare all fruit and combine in a large bowl. Whisk together all dressing ingredients and drizzle on top of salad when ready to serve. Best enjoyed cold!

Recipe Notes

*Adjust amounts and fruit to suit your preferences!