Fruit and Walnut Salad with Honey-Lemon Dressing

This summery fruit salad gets a boost from delicious and nutrient-dense walnuts!

This summery fruit salad gets a boost from delicious and nutrient-dense walnuts!

By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by the California Walnut Commission and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.

Walnuts are incredible. In just one ounce of walnuts, you get 4 grams of protein, 2.5 grams of omega-3 alpha-linolenic acid, and 2 grams of fiber. They’re great for your brain and your heart, and are a rich source of antioxidants. And they’re yummy, too!

Plus, they’re versatile: walnuts are wonderful on their own, but they also make a great addition to trail mixes and granola, and are an easy, crunchy topper for salads, yogurt, oatmeal, and desserts.

With all of their health benefits, and with all of the ways to use them, there are so many reasons to incorporate more walnuts into your diet.

This summery fruit salad gets a boost from delicious and nutrient-dense walnuts!

Fruit and Walnut Salad with Honey-Lemon Dressing

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: easy
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This fresh, summery fruit salad is topped with crunchy walnuts and drizzled with sweet, tangy honey-lemon dressing.

For the salad:


  • 1 apple, sliced
  • 1 orange, segmented and chopped
  • ½ cup grapes, sliced
  • ½ cup strawberries, sliced
  • ½ cup walnuts, chopped
  • 2-4 tablespoons raisins

For the dressing:


  • 2 tablespoons honey*
  • 2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon Greek yogurt*
  • powdered ginger to taste (optional)


  1. In a medium bowl, toss the sliced fruit together with the chopped walnuts and raisins. Set aside.
  2. Whisk the lemon juice, honey, yogurt, and optional ginger together until combined.
  3. Drizzle the dressing over the salad and serve immediately.

*For a vegan alternative, substitute with pure maple syrup and a vegan-friendly yogurt.

This summery fruit salad gets a boost from delicious and nutrient-dense walnuts!


Be sure to check out more delicious ways to use walnuts from other Recipe ReDux members!

Shared at Meatless Monday with Deborah and Sarah; Meatless Monday with Running on Happy and the Fit Foodie Mama; Tips & Tricks Link Party; Wow Us Wednesdays; What’s Cookin’ Wednesday; Thoughts of Home on Thursday; Weekend Potluck; Healthy Vegan Fridays; Peace, Love, Link Up. For a complete list of where I share, click here.

107 thoughts on “Fruit and Walnut Salad with Honey-Lemon Dressing

  1. YUM! This is my kind of salad (I actually almost posted one like this instead of the one I posted which is also similar). Thank you for sharing and linking up with us for Meatless Monday!


  2. Wow Courtney this looks amazing! I’ve been on a salad craze lately, I just linked up 2 Thai recipes on Create Link Inspire! But this one is something I really must try 🙂


  3. Walnuts are definitely my favorite nut and this looks like a great little salad for breakfast or brunch! Love the honey lime dressing – my favorite way to top a fruit salad 🙂


  4. Yummy! Fruit salad is one of the best parts of summer and when you add walnuts we are smiling. I’m going to make this!

    Thank you for joining us at Thoughts of Home on Thursday. Pinning. 🙂


  5. Here from Thinking of Home…your salad looks great..we love walnuts and always add them to our fruit salads..since I don’t come back after leaving a comment, I hope you will come to see me. 🙂


  6. I don’t think of making fruit salads often for some reason but anytime I have them I love them. Yours looks especially good with addition of walnuts. 🙂

    Thanks so much for linking up with us for #HealthyVeganFridays! I’m Pinning and sharing!


  7. HI Courtney,
    This recipe sounds delicious, nutritious and easy to make. Looks so healthy and tasty! What a great lunch or dinner this would make for the summertime heat. Thanks for sharing on Real Food Friday! Pinned & tweeted!


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