Fresh Honey Lemon Basil Summer Berry Salad

2-3 Servings
5 min

Who doesn't love summer time? The sun, the adventures, the weather...and the produce! One of my favorite things to have during summer is fresh berries...and I'm always looking for new ways to serve them! This quick and easy berry salad includes a few twists: honey, lemon, and basil! The honey and lemon add some delightful sweetness to pair with your berries, while the basil adds a surprising and satisfying savory note...

Make sure to wash and dry your berries before adding them - I like to roll my red berries dry using a clean red dishtowel!

Serve directly from the dish or place into smaller, individual bowls...adding edible flowers is a fun way to garnish!

Fresh Honey Lemon Basil Summer Berry Salad
Recipe details
  • 2-3  Servings
  • Prep time: 5 Minutes Cook time: 0 Minutes Total time: 5 min
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  • 1 1/2 cups sliced strawberries
  • 3/4 cups blueberries
  • 3/4 cups raspberries
  • 1 1/3 Tbsps lemon juice
  • 2/3 tbsps honey
  • Fresh chopped basil (to taste; 6-7 leaves)
Wash and dry your fruit - I like to use a red dish towel for this (see pics), but you could use paper towels too!
Cut tops off of your strawberries and then slice them.
Place all fruit in medium bowl.
Stir honey and lemon juice together (I do this is a glass measuring cup so I can measure then mix in one dish).
Drizzle your lemon honey mixture onto your fruit. Gently toss to coat.
Wash your basil leaves and pat dry. Slice them into strips.
Sprinkle with basil before serving (a fun option is to garnish with edible flowers - chamomile and strawberry blossoms are edible, but make sure you source them safely - local farmers markets are great places for this)!
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  • Try adding edible fruit to your berry dishes for added beauty and fun! Check a local farmers market (that way, you can make sure the flowers haven't been sprayed with pesticides and are safe for consumption).
Jessica | Better with Buttermilk
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  • Karen Karen on Jun 26, 2022

    Looks great... I will try but I think you meant to say try adding edible flowers in stead of fruit! Thank you for sharing.

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    • You can add edible flowers in addition to the fruit 🙂…if adding, I have some recommendations:

      1. Add them at the end - simply place your edible flowers on top for a fun garnish! (If you mix them in, you don’t see the beautiful blooms as easily.)
      2. Make sure you like the flavor profile of the flowers you add! For example, I love how nasturtiums look, but they add a very peppery flavor, so I think they tend to work better for vegetable based salads…
      3. Have fun!

  • Eth22189368 Eth22189368 on Jun 26, 2022

    I would love to add blackberries into the mixture also

    • Yes! My boyfriend loves blackberries too!!!! They add such beautiful color and texture…this salad is fun because you can mix it up according to your preferences…I’d also like to try peaches in it! If you make it, let me know how it goes!