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Peach Berry Fruit Salad (Paleo or Vegan!)

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Let’s make Peach Berry Fruit Salad! This delicious summer fruit salad made from fresh peaches and berries with a bright, tangy dressing. It’s a beautiful side dish everyone loves! (Paleo or Vegan)

Peach Berry Fruit Salad from One Lovely Life

Summer produce season is THE BEST EVER. Can I get an amen? Watermelon, corn, berries, peaches, peppers, and so much more. It’s all AMAZING. I find myself pulling together as many fresh recipes as possible to make the most of it, and one of my favorites is a good fruit salad.

I think that fruit salad can be a deceptively tricky thing to put together. For one, there are so many different textures and flavors of fruit and I don’t feel like they all naturally go together.

But when they’re done right—with complementary textures & flavors and tied together with a yummy dressing—I think fruit salad can make one of the most delicious side dishes out there. Especially in summer.

This peach berry fruit salad is a perfect example. Fresh, ripe peaches (or nectarines) and juicy berries combine with a bright, happy dressing to make a fresh fruit salad you’ll be eating all summer long on repeat.

My peach fruit salad is easy to pull together. Here’s all you need to get started…

Peach Berry Fruit Salad from One Lovely Life
Peach Berry Fruit Salad from One Lovely Life

Simple Ingredients To Start

The best part of this peach fruit salad recipe (other than the flavor!) is how simple and straightforward the ingredient list is. Let’s take a look:

  • STRAWBERRIES. Gorgeous red strawberries make the base of this fruit salad. They’re usually pretty easy to find on sale this time of year and they add so much color!
  • BLACKBERRIES. Blackberries are kind of an unsung hero here. Their natural sweet-tart balance is SO GOOD with the other flavors in the salad. And, their texture holds up better in fruit salad than raspberries, which have a tendency to be more delicate.
  • BLUEBERRIES. Then, to round out the berries, I love adding blueberries. Their blue pop of color is so pretty here, and I think the flavor is perfect.
  • FRESH PEACHES (OR NECTARINES). Now, the star of the show: peaches! You can use fresh summer peaches or nectarines for this peach berry fruit salad. I recommend something ripe but not overly soft, so the peaches can hold up a little better in the salad.
  • MINT (OPTIONAL). I used to think I hated mint in my food until I learned I’d been using it wrong! A tiny bit of fresh mint doesn’t overpower this fruit salad. Instead, it wakes up all the other flavors and adds a subtle, refreshing note I love. (Don’t have it? Don’t like it? Feel free to skip it!)
  • MY FRESH LIME DRESSING. I’ve used variations on this dressing for most of my fruit salad recipes—mostly because it’s SO GOOD and makes everything taste better. You’ll need honey or agave + fresh lime juice to make the dressing. It’s just sweet enough and the citrus ties all the other flavors together.
Peach Berry Fruit Salad from One Lovely Life

How To Make Peach Berry Fruit Salad, Step By Step

As always, you can find the full recipe with ingredient amounts, detailed instructions, and tips in the recipe card below!

  1. Combine. Add peaches, strawberries, blackberries, and blueberries to a large bowl. Sprinkle with fresh mint. 
  2. Make The Dressing. In a small bowl, whisk together lime juice and honey/agave until smooth and dissolved. 
  3. Drizzle The Dressing over the fruit salad. Gently stir (so you don’t crush the peaches).
  4. Serve & Store. Enjoy right away or store in an airtight container in the fridge 1-2 days. The fruit is delicate and will start to soften right away, so we recommend eating this within 1-2 hours of making, for best results. 
Peach Berry Fruit Salad from One Lovely Life

More Than A Salad: Other Ways To Serve This Recipe

  • SPOONED OVER YOGURT WITH GRANOLA. Leftover fruit salad is DYNAMITE spooned over yogurt with a little granola. Peach berry fruit salad softens a bit overnight and the mixture tastes fabulous with creamy yogurt and a granola crunch!
  • SCOOPED OVER ICE CREAM. Yes, I’m totally advocating putting fruit salad on ice cream. Hear me out—the dressing makes this peach berry fruit salad a little saucy, and it tastes fantastic over a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
  • WITH A DOLLOP OF WHIPPED CREAM. If ice cream seems like too much, you could also simply serve this with a dollop of whipped cream (or whipped coconut cream) as an effortless, unfussy dessert.
  • SERVED WITH A SIMPLE SLICE OF CAKE. Or, you could spoon this mixture over angel food cake or my gluten-free lemon cake for a fabulous dessert!
  • PURÉED INTO A SMOOTHIE. If I have leftovers, I love to purée them in a blender the next morning for breakfast. The taste is tough to beat!
Peach Berry Fruit Salad from One Lovely Life

FAQ + Tips For The Best Peach Berry Fruit Salad

CAN I MAKE THIS IN ADVANCE? Not too far in advance. Since berries and peaches are both more delicate, I recommend making this within about an hour of eating it for the best results.

CAN I USE NECTARINES INSTEAD? Sure! Nectarines are a great option if they’re in better shape or easier to find than peaches. The flavor is so similar, it’ll be a perfect 1:1 substitute. Mangoes are also delicious!

A TRICK FOR PEELING PEACHES. A ripe peach tends to peel pretty easily with a good sharp knife, but if you’d like another option blanching peaches like this in boiling water for a few seconds helps the skins come right off.

WANT MORE LIME? Add a bit of lime zest! A little goes a long way but really adds a bright citrusy punch. (The peel holds the essential oils which have more concentrated flavor.)

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Peach Berry Fruit Salad from One Lovely Life

Peach Berry Fruit Salad (Paleo or Vegan!)


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  • Author: Emily Dixon, One Lovely Life
  • Total Time: About 15 minutes
  • Yield: About 6 Cups Fruit Salad 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

Peach Berry Fruit Salad – This summer fruit salad uses the BEST combination of fresh peaches and berries with a bright, tangy dressing to make a beautiful side dish everyone will love! (Paleo or Vegan) 


Ingredients

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  • 2 Peaches or Nectarines, sliced or diced (About 2 cups slices)
  • 2 cups strawberries, halved or sliced
  • 1 cup blackberries
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh mint, finely sliced or minced
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh lime juice (about 1 lime)
  • 1 tsp. honey or agave

Instructions

  1. Combine. Add peaches, strawberries, blackberries, and blueberries to a large bowl. Sprinkle with fresh mint. 
  2. Make The Dressing. In a small bowl, whisk together lime juice and honey/agave until smooth and dissolved. 
  3. Drizzle The Dressing over the fruit salad. Gently stir (so you don’t crush the peaches).
  4. Serve & Store. Enjoy right away or store in an airtight container in the fridge 1-2 days. The fruit is delicate and will start to soften right away, so we recommend eating this within 1-2 hours of making, for best results. 

Notes

  • A TRICK FOR PEELING PEACHES. A ripe peach tends to peel pretty easily with a good sharp knife, but if you’d like another option blanching peaches in boiling water for a few seconds helps the skins come right off.
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: No-Cook
  • Cuisine: American

Originally posted June 2020. Updated July 2022.

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