Pineapple Fruit Salad

by Erin @ Food Doodles on February 11, 2020

This easy pineapple fruit salad is mixed with an easy lime and honey syrup. So simple, refreshing and delicious! 

I know that fruit salad is not something you usually need a recipe for. You can just throw any and all different kinds of fruit in a bowl and call it a fruit salad. 

Pineapple Fruit Salad

Fruit is so naturally sweet and flavorful that it doesn’t need anything else. This was just one of those times I wanted to do something a little more special!

We had guests coming and we also had 5 pineapples because they were 99 cents. And how can you not buy at least 5 pineapples when they’re at that price?!

My husband was actually a little confused by why I was messing with a simple fruit salad. Once you taste it, I think you’ll understand why!

Pineapple Fruit Salad

A little honey, lime juice and lime zest goes a long way. It only takes 2 minutes to make the syrup but it does amazing things.

This pineapple fruit salad is paleo and dairy-free but not vegan. I always try to offer a vegan option but I don’t think there’s a good sub for honey in this recipe.

Usually I’d use maple syrup as a honey sub but lime + maple just doesn’t strike me as so fitting. You could just add some granulated sugar but adding granulated sugar to a fruit salad also doesn’t sound right to me.

If you do try out a vegan version, I’d love to hear what you used and how it went.

For some more pineapple sweets, try my Mango Pineapple Smoothie, Honey Pineapple Greek Froyo or Pineapple and Coconut Cream Chia Seed Pudding.

Pineapple Fruit Salad
Prep Time
15 mins
Total Time
15 mins
  • 1/2 large fresh pineapple (peeled, cored and cut into bite-sized pieces)
  • 2 cups fresh blueberries
  • Zest of 1 lime
  • Juice of 1/2 lime
  • 1-2 tablespoons (20-40 grams) honey
  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the lime zest, lime juice and honey.
  2. In a larger bowl combine the pineapple and blueberries.
  3. Pour the honey mixture over top and stir to combine.
  4. Serve immediately or store in the fridge for up to 2 days until ready to serve.

Photos updated 2/2020. Here’s an old one:

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1 D March 8, 2021 at 16:58

I think agave nectar is that vegan honey substitute you’ve been looking for!


2 Erin @ Food Doodles March 9, 2021 at 10:44

True! I bet that’d be great in this salad. 🙂


3 Jennifer Fisher February 21, 2020 at 06:25

I’ve made a similar dressing with a sugar-free honey substitute to keep it vegan! Love the pineapple blueberry pair up!


4 Donny February 20, 2020 at 15:03

I love adding lime zest/juice to fruit salads! Really perks it up. This combo sounds great!


5 Stacey Crawford February 19, 2020 at 11:00

I love pineapple in a fruit salad! So refreshing and sweet 🙂


6 Jean Choi February 18, 2020 at 18:41

Such a perfect salad for brunch! I love the combo of these 2 fruits.


7 Kelly February 18, 2020 at 16:15

This is the perfect breakfast or snack!


8 ChihYu February 18, 2020 at 14:14

Such a delicious treat!


9 Raia Todd February 18, 2020 at 12:39

Love easy recipes like this! Fruit salad is always a hit with my kids. 🙂


10 Joni Gomes February 17, 2020 at 09:34

I am all about a fruit salad for the weekend breakfast! Love the addition of the lime zest and juice


11 Charlotte Moore February 11, 2020 at 15:15

I love pineapple. I have never cared for blueberries. I would love strawberries and bananas with pineapple.


12 Karla March 25, 2014 at 15:44

This salad is great!! I’m super picky about my fruit salads. I don’t care for heavy syrup-like dressings and it has to be fresh. This has a nice dressing, is a power house nutritionally, and has a great combo of flavors! I love that it can be made in advance. Thank you~


13 Riley June 26, 2012 at 19:43

Looks very light and refreshing! Yum.


14 Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies June 25, 2012 at 18:32

Fruit salad is the perfect light side dish for summertime! I’m always looking for new ones to try, so I’m going to have to remember this one. 🙂


15 Joanne June 25, 2012 at 10:40

This sounds like the perfect breakfast or midday snack! Especially since pineapple is one of my favorite fruits!


16 Heather June 25, 2012 at 09:06

So Pretty Heidi!
Fruit salad never lasts long in our house, so perfect for summer 🙂


17 Maryea {Happy Healthy Mama} June 23, 2012 at 09:04

I love adding lime to fruits. Such a delicious way to brighten up the flavors!


18 Kathryn June 23, 2012 at 06:53

Love the combination of pineapple and blueberry.


19 The Café Sucré Farine June 22, 2012 at 17:43

Don’t feel bad, this looks fantastic, sometimes the simplest recipes are the best, especially with wonderful seasonal ingredients!


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