This Peach, Nectarine, and Strawberry Fruit Salad with Lime Honey Basil Syrup is delicious! A light summertime fruit salad with the pop of lime and basil, the sweetness of honey, and all those juicy summer fruits!
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I first made this salad for my sister-in-law, Maria’s baby shower in the summer of 2013, and I’ve been waiting for the stone fruit to be ripe ever since summer ended last year so that I could make it again.
Basil or Mint
Since that first time I made it, I’ve made a couple of changes, most notably, the addition of basil instead of mint to the syrup.
Both are awesome, but I like the little bit of grown-up savory flavor that basil adds. If you aren’t feeling adventurous, by all means, use mint instead of basil. But, I highly encourage you to try it; I think it’s amazing.
The way the flavors come together in this salad is just amazing. Peaches and nectarines all ripe with their sweet juicy essence of summer. Sweet strawberries, all mixed up with a tart citrusy lime syrup.
My husband and I went to a nice farmer’s market this past weekend, and there was a whole booth just dedicated to stone fruits (for those of you who don’t know, a stone fruit is a fruit with a big pit [or stone] in the middle, like a peach, plum, nectarine, or cherry). Well, I bought a whole bunch of fruit from them, and was so excited to bring it home and eat it all up.
Photo above: I cut the white peach in half, slipped my fingers inside the cut part, and peeled the two halves apart. See how clean the pit is, and how the other half of the peach comes off fairly easily with no mess.
One of the things I bought was a small container of pretty Rainer Cherries.
I’ve been sending them with Dan to snack on at work. He came home the other day telling me how much he liked them, and how great fruit is. It was so awesome! I’ve converted him to liking fruit! Well, maybe it’s not really my doing.
Maybe it was more that the fruit was so fresh and perfectly summery. But, I’m still going to take the credit.
In my Summer Salad recipe post I talked a little about peaches, giving tips and tricks. I wanted to share a picture of the freestone white peach. Freestone means that the pit easily detaches from the fruit, as opposed to cling, which means that the fruit clings to the pit or stone.
Make it vegan
Oh, and one other thing, if you’re vegan, sub the honey for a liquid sweetener of your choice, like simple syrup or maple syrup.
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Peach, Nectarine, and Strawberry Fruit Salad with Lime Honey Basil Syrup Recipe
Peach, Nectarine, and Strawberry Fruit Salad with Lime Honey Basil Syrup
- 1 lime
- 1 tablespoon mild flavored honey
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
- 3 white peaches
- 3 nectarines
- 6 large strawberries
- Zest the lime into a small bowl, and set aside for later use.
- Juice the lime into a second small bowl, and add the honey and chopped basil. Mix well, and set aside.
- Chop the peaches and nectarines into chunks. Quarter the strawberries. Lightly toss fruit in a large bowl. Drizzle syrup over fruit and mix gently to coat. Sprinkle lime zest over the top to garnish. Enjoy.
Nutritional information is based on third-party calculations, and should be considered estimates. Actual nutritional content will vary based on brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes, and more.
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WOW!! What a stunning combination of fruits, and that syrup sounds absolutely wonderful 🙂
Marinated or dressed fruit has become my go to dessert/snack. I love the lime, basil, honey dressing idea. Must try this. The fruit combo you chose is just gorgeous. Thanks Debi! Love your site! 🙂 Pinned.
What a stunning salad! I just wish we were able to get wonderful peaches and nectarines here in Florida. But I will keep looking as I really want to try your recipe soon. So simple, colorful and healthy…thank you for another AMAZING dish!
Absolutely GORGEOUS and I love the syrup idea!
Here’s a yummy fruit salad everyone would love. White peaches are my favorite!
This looks easy and delicious!
I’m drooling over this fruit salad, Debi! So fresh and I love that you added some basil!
This looks so fresh and amazing!!Thanks for sharing, will be making soon.
This looks beautiful! 🙂
Gorgeous photo! This recipe is simple but sounds refreshing and delightful! Thank you for sharing with us at the Motivational Monday Linkup Party! 🙂
Such a pretty salad. I love basil with fruit too.
Well this just screams Springtime, such fresh flavors and beautiful too.
lovely idea. I have used basil syrup with berries and lemon in the past. I am intrigued about combining it with peach. must be delicious – certainly looks it!
I love herbs in fruit salad, mint is another classic. So good!
What a healthy and delicious looking salad!
Such a beautiful fruit salad, Debi. The only problem is it has me dreaming of warm weather which I am pretty certain is NEVER coming to Boston this year! 🙂
That screams summer to me which I am so looking foward too, great fruit salad.
You had me at the syrup, but the fruit is super-beautiful! Mmmm!
Looks devine! Delish 🙂
This salad screams summer and I can’t wait!! So fresh and lovely 🙂