A colorful fruit salad of strawberry, kiwi, orange, raspberry, and blackberry that’s drizzled with a sweet, creamy dressing infused with limoncello!

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About Fruit Salad with Creamy Limoncello Dressing

For those of us trying to eat better in 2015, it can be hard to dress up all these good-for-you-foods. Not that there’s anything wrong with fish or fruit or veggies, but we’re only human – sometimes we like a little variety, and without it, we can get bored.

Boredom is where the trouble starts.

I eat cookies dipped in frosting when I’m bored.

I’ve said it before that I’m trying to eat better (not perfect, mind you, just better) and that means I’m trying to sprinkle in more of the good in with the bad. I’ve already tried two different fish recipes this year (both of which were awesome), but I knew I needed to find some new ways to curve my sweet tooth before I start baking up a storm again.

And don’t get me wrong, I still plan on baking quite a bit – because I’ve discovered while running this blog that I kinda sorta love it – but I just need to love it a little bit less. There has to be a way to curve a craving without all the calories, right?

So there I was, searching around for interesting recipes that included fruit, when I found this beauty.

And the pictures were gorgeous, sure, but what caught my attention was the cream sauce drizzled over it. What is that? Why do I already know it’s going to be good?

When I read the recipe, I wasn’t disappointed – that creamy sauce is a dressing laced with limoncello. For those that might not know, limoncello is a liquor that tastes just like a lemon drop candy.

My first thought when I read that?

This is a recipe for fruit drizzled with creamy, boozy candy.

Where do I sign up?

Fruit Salad with Creamy Limoncello Dressing! A colorful fruit salad of strawberry, kiwi, orange, raspberry, and blackberry that's drizzled with a sweet, creamy dressing infused with limoncello! | HomemadeHooplah.com

For the limoncello, you can either make your own (it takes up to a month, but so worth it) or you can just pick up some in the liquor section at your local grocery or ABC. I found mine sitting right next to the Midori. The bottle is bright yellow and pretty hard to miss.

As for the fruit, you can mix and match as you want. The original recipe calls for strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, orange slices, and kiwi. I could see grapes or honeydew or cantaloupe being a good addition to this recipe as well. If I were to make this again, I might skip the blackberries and add more melons. I love blackberries, I really do, but they tend to have a sharp taste when they’re not in season, which usually doesn’t come around until July here in the states.

But oh, blackberries make such a pretty picture, don’t they? I can almost forgive them for not being year round.

Fruit Salad with Creamy Limoncello Dressing! A colorful fruit salad of strawberry, kiwi, orange, raspberry, and blackberry that's drizzled with a sweet, creamy dressing infused with limoncello! | HomemadeHooplah.com

And even though there’s alcohol in this recipe, there wasn’t a sting to the taste – I could only taste the sweet lemon and yogurt in the dressing. I know this recipe is still cheating a little bit, but what can I say – it certainly cured my diet boredom!

Fruit Salad with Creamy Limoncello Dressing! A colorful fruit salad of strawberry, kiwi, orange, raspberry, and blackberry that's drizzled with a sweet, creamy dressing infused with limoncello! | HomemadeHooplah.comFruit Salad with Creamy Limoncello Dressing! A colorful fruit salad of strawberry, kiwi, orange, raspberry, and blackberry that's drizzled with a sweet, creamy dressing infused with limoncello! | HomemadeHooplah.com

Recipe Details

Fruit Salad with Creamy Limoncello Dressing! A colorful fruit salad of strawberry, kiwi, orange, raspberry, and blackberry that's drizzled with a sweet, creamy dressing infused with limoncello! | HomemadeHooplah.com
4 from 5 votes

Fruit Salad with Creamy Limoncello Dressing

15 mins prep
141 kcal
Yields: 5 servings
A colorful fruit salad of strawberry, kiwi, orange, raspberry, and blackberry that's drizzled with a sweet, creamy dressing infused with limoncello!

Ingredients 

  • 1 lb strawberries (standard box size in the produce section)
  • 6 oz raspberries (standard box size in the produce section)
  • 6 oz blackberries (standard box size in the produce section)
  • 1 cup mandarin orange slices (6-8 oz) drained
  • 2-3 kiwis
  • 3 tbsp limoncello
  • 1/2 cup greek yogurt plain
  • 1 tbsp honey can use other types of sweeteners if desired, like powdered sugar

Instructions

  • Prepare the fruit: rinse all fruit with warm water (except for oranges), hull and half the strawberries, and peel and cut the kiwis.
  • Place all of the fruit in a large bowl. Add 1 tablespoon of the limoncello and gently toss to coat. Set aside.
  • In a small bowl, add remaining 2 tablespoons of limoncello, greek yogurt, lemon juice, and honey (or sweetener of your choice). Whisk together until dressing is smooth.
  • Serve fruit salad in individual bowls and drizzle limoncello dressing on top.

Notes

Recipe from A Dash of Soul

Nutrition

Calories: 141kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 3g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 10mg | Potassium: 387mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 125IU | Vitamin C: 104.3mg | Calcium: 67mg | Iron: 0.9mg

I do my best to provide nutrition information, but please keep in mind that I'm not a certified nutritionist. Any nutritional information discussed or disclosed in this post should only be seen as my best amateur estimates of the correct values.

Author: Chrisy

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23 comments

    • Stephanie

    The limoncello dressing is our favorite part. I can’t wait to try it on grapes & melons too! Thx for the suggestion.
    Btw, where did you find your bowl? It makes the fruit salad look so pretty.

    • Nellie Tracy
    • 5 stars

    This fruit salad is so good, that dressing takes it to the next level!

    • Brandi
    • 5 stars

    We like to make this salad at BBQ parties. So refreshing !

    • Abby

    I just made this gorgeous fruit salad for a party last night. It was delicious!!! The limoncello dressing is fantastic. I’ll definitely be making this again!

    • I’m so glad to hear that Abby! Thanks so much for writing in – comments like yours make my day 😀

    • Kat Johnson

    Made this with frozen blueberries and cherries (just what I had in freezer for smoothies). It was great! Thanks for the idea.

    • Joanie @ ZagLeft

    You had me at limoncello! My an old friend of mine makes it and I can’t wait to try some in this dressing, it sounds wonderful!

    • Leia @ Eat It & Say Yum

    Such beautiful pictures! I’d love a bowl of that today. Pinned.

    • Elizabeth

    OOoh this does sound rather lovely! Perfectly good for you too 🙂

    • Lauren

    Love this! Nothing better than a gorgeous bowl of fruit!

    • Amber | Caleighs Kitchen

    This sounds so light and refreshing! SO great for summer!

    • I know right? I need to make friends with people who garden to get fresh fruit.

    • Alida

    Look at that gorgeous bowl of fruit! Made even more delicious with the tasty limoncello dressing. This will be a great recipe for spring/summer parties!

    • Thanks Alida! I keep trying to brainstorm more uses for the dressing, but it went so well with the fruit – why mess with perfection?

    • Florian @ContentednessCooking

    What a vibrant vitamine booster! Perfect for summer! Especially the dressing is a winner! Love it!

    • The dressing definitely makes it 😀 Thanks!

    • Stephanie Stuart

    I love fruit salads that are so light like this, thank you!

    • You’re welcome Stephanie! Hope you like it if you try it 😀

    • Jen and Emily @ Layers of Happiness

    OH my gosh, I’m obsessed with this… and I totally feel the same way. I started blogging loving to cook and the more I started learning how to actually bake (and not from a box) I learned I love love love baking. Food blogger problems… 😉

      • Chrisy

      Ha, I know, right? Too true. Baking seems more relaxing I guess. And maybe more rewarding with all the sweets 🙂

    • Thalia @ butter and brioche

    I love a good fruit salad but never have I thought to add a limoncello dressing ontop before – nice touch!

      • Chrisy

      I thought so, too! My thanks go to Lauren! Hoping to come up with more ways to use the limoncello – it’s so good.