Stone Fruit Salad with Citrus Dressing

Stone Fruit Salad with Citrus Dressing

This wonderful, naturally sweet stone fruit salad is made from the bounty of late summer. Dashes of orange and lime juice combine in a simple citrus dressing. The dressing brings out the sweet flavor of the stone fruit while adding a tart zip that wakes up the taste buds.

Stone fruit bounty

I dreamed of this salad even before I brought home several varieties of stone fruit from the South Pearl Street Farmers Market In Denver. We look forward to the fabulous Colorado peaches and everything else was just a gift to go with them!

New to me were the shiro plums, described by the fruit stand as like sweet-tarts. Golden-yellow and a little larger than the cherries, they have a distinctive tartness and beautiful color. They were perfect in the fruit salad – even better than on their own!

peaches, plums and cherries for stone fruit salad with citrus dressing

What are good fruits for fruit salad?

The local organic fruits I chose were all from Ela Family Farms of Hotchkiss, Colorado, and all organically grown. This year was a good one for stone fruit and we knew it would be a race to eat as many as we could! And, this is not a sponsored post – we just love what they sell!

The fruits are all so good raw that rather than bake them into a dessert I want to enjoy them in a fruit salad. We make it as many times as the fruit supply holds out!

You could chop the fruit and mix it and serve without any dressing, of course. But I wanted something a little more than that, but also to keep it extra simple.

delicious stone fruit salad with citrus dressing

Sweetener isn’t needed, but you could drizzle on some maple syrup if your fruit is not as sweet as mine. We used maple syrup because we aren’t eating honey in anything right now until the baby is old enough. Honey would be delicious, especially if you enjoy a particular local brand.

pinterest collage 1 of stone fruit salad and the fruit in wire basked

You could use this light citrus dressing on any fruit salad or in a green salad that has fruit as one of the toppings. Yum!

If you make this recipe, please leave me a message in the comments so I know how it went!

Beth

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Stone Fruit Salad with Citrus Dressing

  • Author: Beth of A Meal In Mind
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Salad, fruit salad
  • Method: No-cook
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Here is a wonderful, naturally sweet stone fruit salad made from the harvest of late summer. Dashes of orange and lime juice combine in a simple citrus dressing. The dressing brings out the sweet flavor of the stone fruit while adding a tart zip that wakes up the taste buds.


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Ingredients

  • 4 cups of washed and chopped fruit
  • 1 tablespoon honey or maple syrup, optional if the fruit is sweet already
  • 1 teaspoon orange or lime zest, or a combination
  • 2 tablespoons fresh-squeezed orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • mint for garnish, optional but tasty

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to a small bowl, and whisk together until well-combined.
  2. Use immediately, or keep covered and refrigerated until ready to use. (Best used as soon as possible after being prepared for best flavor.)
  3. Stir into fruit salad. Allow to sit for about 10 minutes for the flavors to blend. More than that, and the fruit will start to lose moisture to the dressing.

Keywords: fruit salad, easy fruit salad, peaches, plums, cherries, citrus dressing, easy dressing, gluten-free, dairy-free

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4 thoughts on “Stone Fruit Salad with Citrus Dressing”

  • This looks amazingly delicious, Beth. I love salads – both veg and fruit and believe in not adding anything to flavor either. But the citrus dressing will probably keep it fresher longer, that is, if I do have leftover, I think. This stone fruit salad is a treat to the senses as well as palate! So delightful! There’s something about eating colorful natural food that’s so satisfying! Thank you for the lovely visual treat!

    • Vidya, thank you so much for this wonderful comment! I think you are right about the citrus keeping the other fruits fresher longer. The touch of orange was surprisingly delicious too, we thought, and didn’t take away from the other flavors. And yes, I’m there with you about colorful food enhancing the eating experience!

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