Mojito Fruit Salad (Non-Alcoholic)

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Mojito Fruit Salad is a refreshing, non-alcoholic fruit and berry salad that tastes just like an ice-cold mojito. The absolute best fruit salad to make all summer long!

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I’ve got the only fruit salad recipe you’ll need all summer – Mojito Fruit Salad!

Mojito Fruit Salad | iowagirleats.com

It is absolutely no secret that I am – hmmm what’s a word that’s stronger than obsessed? – infatuated with mojitos. The first time I ever drank one was during a spring break trip to Mexico a million years ago, at some all inclusive resort where the rum and mint runs free. The rest, as they say, is history.

Mojitos are great year round but the combination of mint and lime is especially refreshing in the heat and especially when it’s mixed with the ripest of summer fruit and berries, like in this salad.

Fresh chopped watermelon, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, and mint are tossed with a quick and easy, lightly-sweetened lime glaze before serving. So simple. So unbelievably luscious.

I made this fruit salad on a whim for a BBQ that Ben, Lincoln and I went to over Memorial Day weekend and it was a total hit. It’s got just a little somethin’ somethin’ over other fruit salads, on account of the mint and lime of course. I even gave some to Lincoln and he inhaled it!

Now, this salad is mojito-inspired, but there’s no rum. That being said, adding a splash or two would be a fun way to jazz up the recipe for an adults-only BBQ. Ooo oo, and even though there’s no booze in the recipe, take it from me, leftovers are fabulous when added to sparkling wine. The juicy fruit and berries create this wonderful, sweet syrup and it’s just heavenly when added to a fizzy glass. I like FlipFlop Wine’s Sparking Pinot Grigio the best for both price and flavor.

Alcohol aside, get on this salad ASAP!

Mojito Fruit Salad | iowagirleats.com

Like I said, this is the easiest fruit salad to make in the world. Simply add 4 cups fresh cut watermelon to a big serving bowl along with 6oz blueberries.

Mojito Fruit Salad | iowagirleats.com

Next add 6oz raspberries, and 1lb chopped strawberries. 

Mojito Fruit Salad | iowagirleats.com

Then add the mojito-iest part of the fruit salad – fresh chopped mint! I tell you what, nothing conjures up thoughts of summer quite like the smell of fresh mint. Ahhh.

Mojito Fruit Salad | iowagirleats.com

Finally mix up a fresh lime glaze including 1/4 cup fresh lime juice and 3 Tablespoons powdered sugar in a small bowl then drizzle over the fruit and berries and gently toss with a spatula to combine.

Mojito Fruit Salad | iowagirleats.com

Let the fruit salad sit in the refrigerator for 10-15 minutes to allow the natural juices in the fruit and berries to seep out, creating a luscious sweet syrup. Ladle into bowls then serve!

Mojito Fruit Salad | iowagirleats.com

Mojito Fruit Salad

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Serves a crowd

Ingredients:
4 cups chopped watermelon
1lb strawberries, chopped
6oz raspberries
6oz blueberries
1/4 cup packed mint, chopped (NOT 1/4 cup chopped mint)
1/4 cup fresh lime juice (about 3 limes)
3 Tablespoons powdered sugar

Directions: 

  1. Add watermelon, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, and mint in a large bowl. Stir together lime juice and powdered sugar in a small bowl then pour over fruit and berries. Gently toss with a spatula then let sit in the refrigerator for at least 15 minutes before serving to allow the natural juices in the fruit to start coming out.

Mojito Fruit Salad | iowagirleats.com

Like I said, only fruit salad recipe you’ll need all summer. Sweet and refreshing with that distinct hit of mint. So, so delicious. Enjoy!

Mojito Fruit Salad | iowagirleats.com

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Comments

  1. Brynn 06.04.2014

    Thank you for this! I am also a huge mojito fan and love this twist on fruit salad! I can’t wait to make this dish.

  2. OHHH this looks so refreshing! I also love mojitos so I cannot wait to dress up my next fruit salad with this recipe.

  3. Medeja 06.04.2014

    What a bright colored and yummy fruit salad!

  4. This is exactly the kind of dish I had in mind when I added mint to my herb garden this year. Can’t wait to make this!

  5. Brittany 06.04.2014

    This looks so ridiculously good. I am also a huge mojito fan!

  6. Chicago Jogger 06.04.2014

    This recipe sounds perfect for a hot summer day – I can’t wait to try it! Gorgeous photos too :)

  7. Sara 06.04.2014

    This looks wonderful! One of the chef’s I worked under made something similar to this but added a little black pepper and his was called “Fire and Ice”…yum.

    And I love the fork in your picture!

  8. So easy and healthy!! Love the bright colors and totally will be made a bunch this summer! :)

  9. Jackie 06.04.2014

    Wow, this is a total game changer!

  10. Pam 06.04.2014

    I have used about 1/4 cup of triple sec in my fruit salad with just a bit of sugar and it’s had the same response…going to try this! FYI, the best mojito I’ve ever had was at the Chicago Speakeasy Restaurant! It was in a tall glass was delicious!

  11. Amanda 06.04.2014

    Your food photography is absolutely amazing. I need to take notes, and lessons.

  12. this looks so good. but can we talk about how unfortunate it is that limes are so GD expensive right now?? because all i want are lime-flavored things, and yet paying out the nose for a tiny little citrus fruit seems so wrong!

    • Kristin 06.04.2014

      YES. However, I bought a big bag of 8 or 9 of them at Trader Joe’s for $2.50 – I was ecstatic! Granted they’re smaller than regular limes, though not key lime size, but still. Such a steal right now!

      • DENA 06.05.2014

        Last night at my Giant Eagle in NE Ohio, lime’s were $99 EACH and they were the size of golf balls. I was NOT happy. I bought 2 lemons instead for $.79 each (at least they were twice the size though!) Pout.

        • DENA 06.05.2014

          Haha…$.99 (guess there is a big difference between $99 and $.99) Gosh, now the limes sound cheap. Baahaaa.

  13. Sarita 06.04.2014

    4th of July!!

  14. Rachel 06.04.2014

    Is this something I can make the night before to take to work in the morning? Or should i just have all the fruit cut and glaze made and just combine at work?

    • Kristin 06.04.2014

      I would wait until you get to work to combine, or just combine before you leave. Either or!

  15. This includes all 4 of my favorite fruits! – AMAZING!

  16. Looks so fresh and perfect for summer! Love a good mojito too :)

  17. I’m drooling! Pinning this to make for Father’s Day weekend BBQ.

  18. Just looking at this is cooling me off! I especially like the idea to add the leftovers to sparkling wine. Don’t mind if I do…

  19. Brilliant idea! Your pics are gorgeous, as usual. Thanks for the recipe – I can’t wait to try it.

  20. Ooo never thought of adding a syrup kinda thing to fruit salad…wouldn’t say no to a bit of rum in there too ;)

  21. Nicki 06.04.2014

    On board with everything except the watermelon…I’m the only person in the WORLD who doesn’t like it, I know! How do you think it would taste with a nice cantaloupe or honeydew instead?

    • Kristin 06.05.2014

      Definitely! Mango would be great too!

      • Nicki 06.05.2014

        Mmmm…mango…*drooooollll*…Thanks!

    • Cynthia 07.04.2014

      My daughter hates Watermelon also. She would rather have extra strawberries or pineapple or apple.

  22. This fruit salad is spot on! So fresh and vibrant looking. I am dying to add some rum to it ;) Pinned!

  23. Egle 06.05.2014

    wow, i like this so much :) pictures are amazing :)

  24. I like how there’s no alcohol;, I can serve this to Grandma guilt free.

    Ate 3 watermelons myself this week! Big ones too.

  25. Peggy Parker 06.05.2014

    Sounds delicious! I might try it this weekend but use raw honey instead of powdered sugar.

  26. A fruit salad that tastes like Mojito? Yesssss please!!!! I would loveee having a BIG bowl of these every day for snacking // lunch! Pinning!

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  28. Tre 06.07.2014

    All I can say is Yum, Yum, Yum!

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  30. Betsy Derr 06.10.2014

    I am eating my second bowl as I type of this amazing deliciousness!!! YUMRIFIC!!! Shared on Facebook. Thanks!

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  32. Andrea 06.14.2014

    This looks gorgeous and sounds absolutely delicious. I pinned this one and will definitely give it a try.

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  37. Sarah Grace 06.22.2014

    Would it be okay if I substituted frozen blueberries and raspberries (once I’ve defrosted them of course) instead of fresh ones for this salad. I live in a pretty rural area, so I always keep those two fruits on hand in the freezer because fresh – even in season – is just to cost prohibitive. Fortunately, we have strawberry and watermelon farms galore in the area !

    • Kristin 06.23.2014

      That would be just fine! You could also use whatever fresh fruit you can get your hands on. The combination is very customizable. :)

  38. This sounds delicious and perfect for the upcoming 4th of July picnics. There’s no time like summer for fresh fruit! Adding lime and mint is just a bonus!!

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  40. Sachiko 06.28.2014

    This is AMAZING!!!!! It looks SO delicious!!

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  44. katie 07.03.2014

    I made this last night and it was awesome. We just couldn’t stop eating it!!! Thanks for such a great recipe:)

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