Tangy Fruit Salad

These really capture the color and vibrancy of fruit. Dress juicy berries and citrus with tangy syrup is drizzled with orange, lime juice, and lime zest for a bright salad the whole family will love.

By Vickypee  I  Updated on April 29, 2024

Jump To RecipeTangy Fruit Salad

It's that good, slightly citrusy, nice sweet, with a little hint of lime zest. And it’s perfect for side dish or just any meal that calls for a beautiful bowl of color.

For a delightful fruit salad, this refreshing dessert, use a variety, such as kiwi fruit, berries, apple, and citrus, and top with orange lime syrup-try this and brighten up your next fruit salad.

Peel and slice fruits place in a small bowl.
 Prep Fruits

Hull an halve strawberries, peel and slice kiwi fruits, and oranges, cut apples into1 inch thick.

Combine syrup ingredients and orange zest in a sauce pan.
 Make Syrup

Combine the sugar, water, orange zest, orange juice, and lime juice to a small saucepan, bring to a boil over medium-high heat, then reduce the heat to low and simmer the syrup for 10 to 15 minutes. Set aside to cool.

Add dressing to fruit slices and gently toss to combine.
 Dress Salad

Add apples, strawberries, kiwi fruits, and orange to the bowl with syrup and gently toss to combine.

I have also include here a few tips that great to achieve the ideal fruit salad.

Choose the fruit: The colorful of this recipe is that you can use nearly any fruit. Berries, grapes, apples, stone fruit and tropical fruits like mango, pineapple all work well.

Keep fruit salad from getting soggy: Most fruit salads are best eaten on the day they are made to avoid sogginess. However, if you plan on keeping your fruit salad longer than a day, use airtight container store your fruit salad to slow down the loss of water down keep the fruit fresh.

Dry your salad: ensure that your fruits are dry before storing them. You can pat down with paper towels to remove excess moisture.

Dressing at the last minute: if you’re using a dressing or syrup, add it just before serving to prevent the fruits from becoming soggy.

Stay fresh: Fresh fruit salads really last 1 to 2 days in the fridge, covered. It’s better to consume it within this time frame to enjoy the freshest taste and texture. It’s best eaten sooner rather than later. If you want to prep this fruit salad ahead of time, make the dressing in advance and assemble on the day that you’re serving it.


Tangy Fruit Salad

Makes 6 Servings


  • 200g strawberries, hulled and halved
  • 2 kiwi fruits, peeled and sliced
  • 2 apples, chopped
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup water
  • 2 tablespoon lime juice
  • Juice and zest of 1 orange


  1. Add the sugar and water to a small saucepan.
  2. Then zest the orange and add the zest to the pan.
  3. Add orange juice, lime juice in to the pan.
  4. Stir it around and bring the mixture to a boil over medium high heat, then reduce the heat to low and simmer the syrup for 10 to 15 minutes, until it’s thickened a bit.
  5. Chill the syrup in the fridge until you need it.
  6. Pile all the prepared fruit into a large bowl.
  7. Pour the half the cold syrup over the top.
  8. Then toss the fruit gently to coat it before drizzling in the rest.
  9. Serve immediately or chill in the refrigerator before serving.


Make the syrup the night before you need it and chill it in the fridge and assemble on the day that you are serving it.

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