Fruit Salad with Mint and Honey


If anything screams summer/spring, it’s fruit salad. My good friend taught me a twist that adds some zest and freshness. What I love about this recipe is that you use what you have. Add some lemon juice (fresh is always better) so that the fruit doesn’t turn brown and then mint and honey to taste. You will not believe how this takes a simple fruit salad to the next level. And…this is a recipe from my friend who doesn’t love cooking.


There are some spices and herbs I am very familiar with and comfortable using–basil, for example. How could I not be coming from an Italian family? But mint? I have to admit I have to not explored what this simple herb can do and what flavors it pairs best with it. I was happy to step out of my comfort zone…Now if only the Chicago weather would decide that it is Spring. But I don’t have control of the weather like I do with a recipe.IMG_0685Since much of this is to taste, of course, start conservatively. As my art teacher used to say, a little dab will do you. I hope you enjoy this simple, fresh fruit salad this season!

Fruit Salad with Mint and Honey.


  • Any fruit you have on hand
  • Consider berries, melon, etc.
  • Lemon Juice (preferably from an actual lemon)
  • Mint, finely chopped
  • Honey


  1. Cut fruit into a size that is easily eaten with a fork
  2. Squeeze lemon over the salad (use your hand to catch the seeds!)
  3. Mix the salad thoroughly so that none of the fruit turns brown before your event
  4. Add the finely chopped mint and honey to taste

Happy Summer!

Nina from Flowers in my Hair

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Nina grew up speaking and eating Italian in the Chicagoland area. She moved to San Francisco for two years and, knowing she was always meant to be a writer, finally decided to share some of that writing with the world through blogging. There you will find her chronicling her adventures and misadventures (and isn't there such loveliness in mistakes and learning and growing?). If you ever go shopping with her, you will often hear her say, "We could totally make that!" Now, she is back in Chicago, with a real kitchen to cook authentic Italian food and other creations and space to do-it-herself. She finds it best to do all these things–writing, cooking, crafting, reading, adventuring–while laughing which is her favorite thing to do.

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