The perfect fruit salad for any breakfast, brunch or tea, oh heck even for dinner. This recipe for Tropical Mango Berry Salad is the bomb! Try it for Easter, Mother’s Day, a summer barbecue, potluck or any occasion you want a light and fresh fruit salad.
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A tropical delight, bursting with flavor and colors with a zesty lemony zing, lightly sweetened with honey and the natural sweetness of the mangos and berries.
Mangoes |Ripeness & Slicing
Start with beautifully ripe mangoes. The mango should not be hard, but should yield gently to a little pressure, like an avocado.
Some people are intimidated by cutting a mango, it’s easier than you think, let’s give it a go. After washing your mangoes, stand it up on end with the stem facing you, mangoes are slightly wider where the flesh is, slice straight down, turn the mango and do the same thing on the other side.
If the seed isn’t too big, slice “around” the seed to get a smidge more mango. Here’s the seed, big buggers aren’t they!?
Next, slice your “halves” into slices. And slip your knife just below the skin and the flesh and then chop your slices into bite size pieces. Place in bowl, wash blueberries, drain and pour into bowl.
Juice your lemon into the zest.
Add honey to your slurry mixture…
Next add your orange juice to your slurry and stir; you can certainly do fresh squeezed, but I did use bottled here! Pour over your mangoes and berries.
Gently stir to mix, allow to sit for an hour or two for the flavors to mesh. If making ahead for more than an hour, refrigerate until ready to serve.
If desired, add additional berries and some fresh mint. Delish by itself or with additional berries. As always, make it your own!
I’m telling you this is one amazing tasting fruit salad, different and more zesty, lightly sweetened and vibrant than any I’ve ever had!!Print
A fresh, vibrant fruit salad bursting with sweet tart flavors of mangoes, blueberries, and other berries should you choose!
- 3 ripe mangoes
- 2 pints blueberries (or if using other berries, reduce by a pint)
- 2–3 Tablespoons honey (as desired)
- 1 lemon, including zest and juice from half
- ½ cup orange juice
- 1 pint blackberries (optional)
- 1 pint strawberries, sliced (optional)
- Place cut mangoes, berries in a bowl.
- Grate zest from lemon into small bowl.
- Squeeze ½ of the lemon and add to zest.
- Add honey, to taste, sometimes if mangos and berries aren’t too sweet you’ll need a bit more
- Add ½ cup orange juice to zest.
- Pour all over the mangoes and berries.
- Stir gently and refrigerate for a couple hours if possible.
Keywords: Tropical Fruit Salad, Mango Salad, Blueberries, Strawberries, Berry Fruit Salad, Mother's Day, Easter