Black Pepper Honey Fruit Salad

Fresh fruit, lemon, fine black pepper and honey star in this summer must make salad, Black Pepper Honey Fruit Salad.

Summer salads just make good summer sense.  Chilled summer salads made with seasonal fruits and vegetables make both a treat for the eye and the taste buds.

Black Pepper Honey Fruit Salad

Chicken salad is a summertime house favorite.  The summer cold front we have experiencing was all the incentive I needed to get out the big blue pot for a chicken and sausage gumbo.  I borrowed two of the trinity seasoned chicken breast and whipped up a quick chicken salad for lunch.

In my daily hunt and gather sessions of late I ran across a version recipe and immediately bookmarked for “I want to try this” recipe development.

Adding cantaloupe, blueberries, petite table grapes and ripe yellow and white peaches proved to enhance the fruit salad part of the recipe more to my liking.

Adjusting the ingredients of the dressing by using fresh lemon juice instead of lime to justify the fact I didn’t have any lime worked out might tasty.


Fresh, home grown tomatoes from our next door neighbor’s garden provide a slight taste of savory that pairs deliciously with the sweetness of the cantaloupe.

Pinches of Kosher salt and dashes of black pepper wake up the seasons and the summer salad season.

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Black Pepper Honey Fruit Salad


1  cantaloupe, peeled and diced

1 pint blueberries

4 peaches, peeled and diced

1 cup petite table grapes

1½  tablespoon lemon juice

2-3 tablespoons good honey

generous pinch of kosher salt

½ teaspoon fine black pepper


Place prepared fruit in a large mixing bowl.  In separate mixing bowl, whisk together the lemon juice, honey, kosher salt and pepper.

Drizzle the black pepper honey dressing over fruit and gently toss to coat fruit and incorporate flavors.



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