Berries are my jam. They’re antioxidant superstars and are low in sugar while totally hitting the spot when I get a sweet tooth. If you’re a berry lover too then this berry salad is for you.

Take a bunch of fresh seasonal berries, top them with some naturally sweet n’ tangy plants and finish them off with a little crunch. Voilá! You’ve got a rawkstar breakfast berry fruit salad to share (or not!).

white bowl full of breakfast berry salad and a silver spoon.

I love bringing fresh fruit to the brunch, party or dinner. This berry salad elevates the fresh fruit offering to a gorgeously yummy dish. It’s super simple to make, so grab those berries and let’s get started!

Table of Contents
  1. Breakfast Fruit Salad Recipe
  2. Easy Ingredient Swaps
  3. Berry Salad FAQs
  4. More Breakfast Recipes
  5. Berry Salad Recipe

Breakfast Fruit Salad Recipe

ingredients for berry fruit salad including blackberries, grapefruit, blueberries, raspberries, mint, and sliced almonds.

Make sure to wash and dry all the fruit before adding it to your bowl. You can either keep all the berries whole or slice the strawberries, your choice. Add a pink or yellow grapefruit that’s been peeled and segmented, again keeping the slices whole or chopping them in half.

After you drizzle the orange juice and maple syrup over the fruit, very gently mix it all together. You don’t want to smash the berries yet you do want to distribute the ‘dressing’ evenly.

I love the addition of mint yet if it’s not your favorite flavor then omit it. Sprinkle the sliced almonds and your gorgeous berry salad is ready to enjoy.

Antioxidant Feast

If you aren’t already convinced that berries are great superfood to add to your daily routine then read on:

  • The antioxidants in berries help protect your cells from free radicals.
  • Though berries are known for their sweetness, they are typically low in sugar and can help control blood sugar.
  • Berries are especially high in fiber, which many Americans are lacking.
  • Benefit from all the anti-inflammatory properties when you include these bright fruits in your diet.

Enjoy the deliciousness that comes from berries along with incredible health benefits designed to help you live your best life.

3 white bowls with blueberries in them as well as a bowl of almonds and some orange juice.

Easy Ingredient Swaps

I chose berries that are all fresh at the same time in Central Florida. Feel free to swap out any of these with berries that are local and seasonal for you.

If nut-free is what you need, then swap out the almonds with hemp hearts to keep the nutty flavor and crunch. Coconut flakes also pair well with this fruity concoction in place of almonds.

Honey can replace maple syrup, or omit altogether to keep this lower in natural sugar.

Berry Salad FAQs

How long will this berry salad stay fresh?

Try to make it and eat it the same day so all the fruit is fresh. If you wash and dry the berries well before mixing together, this salad can be made in the morning, then refrigerated until ready to enjoy.

What fruits pair well with berries?

I added grapefruit and fresh-squeezed orange juice to my bowl of berries to balance out the sweetness and add a bit more color.

Which berries are best for a berry fruit salad?

Honestly, choose local, seasonally fresh berries for your salad. These might change depending on your location and that’s fine! I follow EWG’s Dirty Dozen when choosing which organic produce to buy.

More Breakfast Recipes

If you’re looking for an entire breakfast spread made with mostly plants, then I’ve got some great recipes for you to add to your menu:

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4.83 from 181 votes

Berry Salad

This is the perfect dish to bring to Sunday brunch. I try to enjoy all the fresh berries I possibly can while they're here, and this salad brings them alive.
Prep: 5 mins
Total: 5 mins
Author: Jen Hansard
Course: Breakfast, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: Plant-Based, Vegan
Serves: 2

Ingredients  

  • ½ cup strawberries
  • ½ cup blueberries
  • ½ cup blackberries
  • ½ cup raspberries
  • 1 grapefruit peeled and segmented
  • 3 tbsp orange juiced
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • ¼ cup mint fresh
  • ¼ cup sliced almonds

Instructions 

  • In a serving bowl, combine the berries and grapefruit.
  • Drizzle the orange juice and maple syrup on top.
  • Sprinkle with the mint and almonds.

Notes

  • If this won’t be served right away, squeeze fresh lemon juice over top and store in the fridge with an air-tight lid.
  • Swap grapefruit with an orange.
  • Swap maple syrup with honey (turns this vegan dish into a vegetarian one).
  • To make this nut-free, swap almonds with hemp hearts or sunflower seeds.

Nutrition

Calories: 262kcal, Carbohydrates: 43g, Protein: 7g, Fat: 10g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g, Monounsaturated Fat: 6g, Trans Fat: 1g, Sodium: 4mg, Potassium: 581mg, Fiber: 11g, Sugar: 26g, Vitamin A: 1872IU, Vitamin C: 94mg, Calcium: 135mg, Iron: 2mg
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About the Author

Jen Hansard

I went from exhausted mama to running across the Grand Canyon, riding & hiking to the top of the tallest waterfall in North America with my kids. How? I fell in love with the smoothies and plant-based meals you can find on my blog.

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  1. 5 stars
    I was on the run this day so I put everything in the Vitamix and made a smoothie it was so good!!!
    I wanted more but alas my Vitamix doesn’t plug into the lighter in the car (hahaha).
    Berries with mint and citrus..Homerun!

  2. 5 stars
    Loved this salad. However, fresh berries were so expensive that I used fresh strawberries and frozen raspberries, blueberries and blackberries. I served it with a side of dairy free coconut yogurt.

  3. 5 stars
    What a fun take on fruit salad! I loved the berries with the grapefruit, mint and orange juice. Gorgeous to look at and eat.

  4. 5 stars
    This was so very delicious! I omitted the maple syrup because it was already enough for me. As someone recently taught me, the key is to cut the grapefruit iut of the membrane.

    1. 5 stars
      Refreshing and delicious
      Made enough for the whole family and all enjoyed it

  5. 5 stars
    While doing the salad challenge, I’m sorry to say that I couldn’t get fresh mint this week in my area. However, the salad was delicious without the mint. I know the mint will add a lovely pop of extra flavor, so I fully intend to make this again when I can get fresh mint! I loved the mix of berries and the dressing. Though simple, the dressing complemented the berry mix perfectly. I WILL be making this again!!!

  6. 5 stars
    It was so fresh and summery, made me forget for a moment that it was frigid outside. I loved all the flavors mixing together

  7. 5 stars
    This was very tasty but the mint leaves brought it all together. That fresh mint taste.

  8. 5 stars
    Very refreshing salad, feels more like a breakfast salad, but would also sooth on a hot day.
    This would also make for nice a light dessert.

  9. 5 stars
    Delightful salad breakfast this morning! I couldn’t make it last night as planned so had it for breakfast this morning. The mint and almonds were the perfect pairing for the citrus & loved the maple syrup dressing.

  10. 5 stars
    I make fresh fruit salads frequently but have not put grapefruit with berries before. I loved it. The dressing was a nice addition (without the mint as I don’t like mint). This is a versatile salad which can be served at breakfast or as a dessert.

  11. 5 stars
    Love this one, but then knew we would since we have it at least twice a week at dinner. Fresh fruit is always a go to in our house. However, was the first time to add the grapefruit and add this dressing. Both got thumbs up. No need to say we will make again.