Basil Fruit Salad

This Basil Fruit Salad is an easy, healthy, and absolutely delicious dessert you can try all year round. Have you ever experimented with serving fruits drizzled with honey and topped with a sprinkle of basil? I recently tried it for the first time, and I was pleasantly surprised. I had no idea that basil could elevate the flavors of the fruits so wonderfully. Its addition turns a simple fruit salad into a unique and revitalizing dessert experience.

In making this Basil Fruit Salad, I’ve opted for seasonal fruits such as nectarines, apricots, and cherries. However, basil complements virtually any fruit selection. Simply pick your favorites and replace traditional sugar-based syrups with a drizzle of honey and a touch of fresh basil. This combination isn’t limited to mixed fruits either; it pairs beautifully with single fruits like strawberries as well. Not only is it a healthy choice, but it also delivers a divine flavor experience.

I fell in love with this combination and I think it will be my go-to method for preparing fruit salads from now on. It’s effortless and incredibly delicious.

How to make basil fruit salad

Begin by slicing the banana, apricot, and nectarine into very thin slices. Arrange them on a serving platter, then add cherries and red berries on top. Drizzle honey over the salad and sprinkle with basil for added flavor.

You can serve the fruit salad immediately for a refreshing treat, or refrigerate it to chill until ready to serve. Just remember not to refrigerate for more than a couple of hours to ensure the fruit stays fresh and flavorful.

Hope you will try this refreshing basil fruit salad.  If you do, make sure to share the photos with me on Instagram. Enjoy!

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Basil Fruit Salad

Basil Fruit Salad

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Have you ever tried salad fruits with honey and a bit of basil on top? Basil's addition turns a simple fruit salad into a unique and revitalizing dessert experience. This seasonal Basil Fruit Salad is healthy and simply divine.
Servings 2 servings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • 1 nectarine
  • 1 apricot
  • 1 banana
  • 3 fresh basil leaves , sliced very thin
  • 1/4 cup cherries , pitted
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp red berries


  • Slice very thin the banana, apricot and nectarine.Basil_Fruit_Salad_step1
  • Place on serving platter, add cherries and red berries on top. Drizzle honey over the salad and add basil.
  • Serve immediately or refrigerate to chill until ready to serve, no more than a couple of hours.


Serving: 1 serving out of 2Calories: 159kcalCarbohydrates: 39.9gProtein: 1.7gFat: 0.3gSugar: 22.9g
Calories: 159kcal
Course: Dessert, Salad, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: basil, basil fruit salad, fruit, fruit salad, healthy, honey, recipe, salad

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  1. Liz Author says:

    What a gorgeous salad!!! I need to try this combination for a twist on my usual fruit salad 🙂

  2. Rosa Author says:

    Pretty and delightful!



  3. Lindsey @ American Heritage Cooking Author says:

    I’ve never tried basil with such an array of fruits before!!! What a great idea! So easy and a wonderful way to celebrate the season’s best produce!

  4. Nami | Just One Cookbook Author says:

    I haven’t tried that before! We have a jar of very good honey and I found your recipe at the right timing! Can’t wait to taste fruits with this combo~!

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