This easy fruit salad is the perfect snack for summer or any time of the year! It’s the best gluten-free and sugar free healthy dessert recipe!

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Easy Fruit Salad with Cinnamon Honey Dressing

Looking for a fantastic dessert to get ready for summer? This easy Fruit Salad with Cinnamon Honey Dressing will hit the spot!

I recently started a gluten-free, dairy free diet and that meant I didn’t get to make my favorite chocolate pie recipe this year for Easter, but that didn’t stop me from making an amazing dessert!

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Easy Fruit Salad with Cinnamon Honey Dressing

How do you make simple fruit salad?

A fruit salad can be made with pretty much any of your favorite fruits. For this particular recipe, I used some of our family favorites.

  • Pears
  • Strawberries
  • Grapes (you can use red or green)
  • Pomegranate seeds

Other fruits you could add to this delicious recipe…

  • Fresh cherries with the pits removed. 
  • Blueberries
  • Cantaloupe Melon
  • Blackberries
  • Red Apples

Cinnamon Honey Dressing

The next thing you want to have for this amazing fruit salad is the dressing. Making cinnamon honey dressing only takes about a minute to make!

All you need is fresh squeezed orange juice, honey, cinnamon and a dash of vanilla extract. Mix it all together and you have a delicious fruit salad dressing!

Cinnamon Honey Dressing fruit salad ingredients

Tips for Making a Fruit Salad

Here are a few tips to help you make the perfect fruit salad.

  1. Use fruit that is in season. You’ll get the freshest ingredients this way. I love to use organic fruit as well.
  2. Mix colors of fruit. A variety of colors make a gorgeous salad! It’s also fun to do all one color of fruit when you have a theme going on. I love to use green fruits for our Grinch Party.
  3. Think about fruit textures. Strawberries and pears tend to get softer when mixed with dressing, while grapes and pomegranate seeds will stay crispy. A little of both textures is what you want.
Easy Fruit Salad with Cinnamon Honey Dressing

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Easy Fruit Salad with Cinnamon Honey Dressing

This easy fruit salad is the perfect snack for summer or any time of the year! It’s the best gluten-free healthy dessert recipe! No added sugars.
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Yield: 6
Author: Amy Locurto

Ingredients

Fruit

  • 2 pears chopped
  • 2 cups strawberries hulled and sliced
  • 1 cup red grapes
  • ½ cup pomegranate seeds
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts

Cinnamon Honey Dressing

  • ¾ cup orange juice fresh squeezed
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • teaspoon vanilla extract
  • teaspoon ground cinnamon

Instructions

  • Place the pears, strawberries, grapes pomegranate seeds and walnuts in a large bowl.
  • In a small bowl, add orange juice, honey, vanilla and cinnamon. Whisk until honey is dissolved.
  • Pour dressing mixture over the fruit and toss.
  • Refrigerate for 30 minutes or longer.
  • Toss again before serving and enjoy!
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Recipe Video

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dessert, easy recipe, fruit, gluten-free, Healthy, honey, low carb, no bake, pear, salad, strawberry
Calories: 221kcal

Nutrition

Calories: 221kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 351mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 92IU | Vitamin C: 45mg | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 1mg

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9 Comments

  1. This fruit salad is amazing! i made it yesterday and it was so delicious, fresh and crisp on a humid day!

    I appreciate the nutrition info for the recipes but can you tell me what the serving size is? The dressing was perfect, just the right blend of flavors!

  2. This is such a tasty way to round out a meal! The dressing is absolutely delicious!!!

  3. I can’t wait to try this “easy” fruit salad recipe. I’m dying of curiosity so I’m going to ask this question. Have you been diagnosed with Celiac Disease or are you going gluten-free for other reasons. Pardon me if this was too personal of a question. I have celiac and would love to have you on board with G-F recipes.

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