Melon Ball Berry Salad with Lime Raspberry Dressing

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This Melon Ball Berry Salad with Lime Raspberry Dressing is the perfect summer treat. The dressing is fruity, sweet and a little bit tangy! 

This Melon Ball Berry Salad with Lime Raspberry Dressing is the perfect summer treat. The dressing is fruity, sweet and a little bit tangy!

Summer is one of my very favorite seasons. Living in Southern California there is always sunshine and this month brings my favorite fruits. I am what you would call a fruit-aholic. In my dream world, fruit would be carb free and I would have an endless supply. Stella shares in my love of fruit too. She has been a little more finicky on the vegetable side of things so we have been making her big smoothies full of kale, spinach, and carrots all masked by the glorious flavor of fruit. She inhales them! To all the mama’s out there, if you are struggling to get your babies to eat their veggies make them a smoothie. They are magic.

This Melon Ball Berry Salad with Lime Raspberry Dressing is the perfect summer treat. The dressing is fruity, sweet and a little bit tangy!

You know what else is magic? Fruit salad. Mainly melon berry fruit salad with lime raspberry dressing. Who wouldn’t love a big, gorgeous fruit salad anytime of year…but in the summer the berries are a little sweeter and eating watermelon by the bowl full just feels right.

This Melon Ball Berry Salad with Lime Raspberry Dressing is the perfect summer treat. The dressing is fruity, sweet and a little bit tangy!

This salad is really easy to customize to your own taste. I used a combination of strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, grapes, cantaloupe, watermelon and kiwi. You can use whatever is in season. I used a melon baller to get those pretty round shaped watermelon and cantaloupe pieces. Melon ballers are really easy to use but they do take a little bit of practice. To get a perfectly rounded shape, cut your melon in half and then press the baller firmly into the flesh making sure that the melon touches the back of the scoop to avoid getting a flat surface. If you don’t have a melon baller, try using a rounded measuring spoon.

This Melon Ball Berry Salad with Lime Raspberry Dressing is the perfect summer treat. The dressing is fruity, sweet and a little bit tangy!

The dressing adds the perfect extra touch to the salad without overpowering the natural sweetness of the fruit. It is simple, a little lime juice, raspberry puree and honey.

I want this salad on repeat all summer long. And if someone has some carb-free fruit then I want that too. 😉

5.0 from 2 reviews
Melon Ball Berry Salad with Lime Raspberry Dressing
 
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Ingredients
  • 2 Cups Strawberries, hulled and halved
  • 1 Pint Fresh Raspberries
  • 1 Pint Fresh Blueberries
  • 1 Pint Fresh Blackberries
  • 2 Cups Watermelon Balls
  • 2 Cups Cantaloupe Balls
  • 2 Kiwis, peeled and sliced
  • 1 Cup Green Grapes
  • Raspberry Lime Dressing:
  • ¼ Cup Honey
  • ¼ Cup Fresh Raspberries, pureed
  • Juice of Two Limes
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl combine all the fruit and toss. In a blender or food processor, combine the honey, raspberry puree and lime juice. Blend for 30 seconds. Pour the dressing over the fruit salad, tossing lightly to coat. Refrigerate for 30 minutes before serving.

 

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  1. says

    I am obsessed with fruit as well. I generally eat all the fruit in the house and then am forced to eat the veggies when I don’t have fruit as an option anymore 😉 This salad looks amazing – I love the sound of that dressing!

    • Mariah Mercurio says

      I need to buy more veggies because after all the sweets are gone I just move right along to popcorn! MORE CARBS! lol

  2. says

    Melon ballers really must do magical things to melon because I swear they taste better that way! Plus uhh the prettiness? You can’t beat it. 😉 This salad is seriously beyond gorgeous, Mariah! Lovin’ that pretty-pink dressing! Pinned.

  3. says

    I can’t get enough fruit this time of year too. We bought a huge watermelon and we both polished it off in like 4 days! This salad looks so delicious and and that dressing sounds amazing!

  4. says

    That dressing looks absolutely divine! Limes and raspberry go together like peas and carrots! In all honesty, I prefer fruit salads to regular lettuce salads. Salads with only lettuce and dressing disgust me 😉 Where’s the flavor? On my blog, in the salads tab, I don’t have any lettuce salads because what’s the fun in that? I’m lovin’ all of those delicious fruits in there! I’ll have to serve this as an appetizer at our next family “get together” Thanks for sharing!

    • Mariah Mercurio says

      I LOVE fruit salads too! They are so much prettier than just plain ol lettuce salads! Thanks for the kind words!

  5. says

    Love this salad and dressing, looks gorgeous! Wanted to make something like this for tomorrow’s barbecue, Thanks for sharing Mariah!

  6. Karen Mercurio says

    Hi Mariah, I will be making this tomorrow for a bbq we are going to. I will let you know how it works out. By the way, I love the last name.

    • Mariah Mercurio says

      Hi Karen! I hope you loved the fruit salad! And I always love hearing from a fellow Mercurio 😉

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