Looking for a low carb fruit salad that is still absolutely delicious? Loaded with watermelon, berries, starfruit, this low carb fruit salad will keep carbs in check but without sacrificing flavor!
If you’re following a low carb way of living but still want to enjoy a refreshing fruit salad, you’re in luck! There are many fruits that are naturally lower in carbohydrates. I have a list to get you started below, and I love to include many of these in my low carb fruit salad recipe.
Find the full recipe for my Low Carb Fruit Salad at the end of the post! It’s perfect for year-round gatherings, but especially summer parties and holidays. I love to make it for Memorial Day, July 4th, etc. It’s a winner with everyone, even those not eating low carb or keto.
Low Carb Fruits
The basis of any fruit salad is of course, delicious fruits! Which fruits should you focus on if you’re eating low carb or watching your carb count? Below is a handy list!
- Berries: Strawberries, Blackberries, Raspberries, Blueberries
Fresh berries are the basis for my low carb fruit salad because everyone loves them, they’re easy to find at most grocery stores and available year-round! I love strawberries, blackberries and raspberries in this salad. They pair so well with the lime juice and fresh mint garnish.
Dressing for Low Carb Fruit Salad
Now, this fruit salad really doesn’t have a lot of dressing as it lets the fruits bring all their own natural flavor. I do, however, lime to add lime juice and a bit of liquid stevia to bring out the sweetness of the fruit without adding carbs. Feel free to adjust the sweetness to your desired liking!
You can also add a garnish of heavy whipping cream or whipped cream cheese if you want a creamy texture. The great thing about this easy fruit salad is that it’s totally customizable to your favorite flavors.
Customize Your Low Carb/Keto Fruit Salad
- Change up the Fruits: Visit the handy low carb fruit list at the top of the post for more fruits to swap in and out for a completely different take on this fruit salad recipe.
- Add Protein: Add a sliced protein like chicken breast or turkey for a heartier salad. You can also mix it up with creamy greek yogurt too.
- Change up the dressing by using lemon juice or fresh orange juice instead of lime juice. You can even add a drop of vanilla extract too.
- Garnish with different herbs like basil instead of mint. Or add both!
- Add crunch! Feel free to top your salad with sunflower seeds, diced almonds, or other nuts or seeds.
How to make Low Carb Fruit Salad
This salad recipe is about as easy as they come! Just cut up your fruits into small pieces. You can leave some fruits whole, like small berries. Everything else, I cut up. Then drizzle on your lime juice and stevia, if using. Garnish with herbs like fresh mint. Ta-da, done!
Storing Low Carb Fruit Salad
Feel free to make this salad in advance, just store it in the refrigerator in an airtight container! I think it tastes even better the next day when the flavors have marinated together.
Serving this Easy Fruit Salad Recipe
I love to serve it in a large serving bowl OR if I’m feeling extra fancy, in individual mini stemmed glasses or bowls with extra mint garnish and a lime wedge!
The next time you have a party or get-together, try out this fruit salad, it’s a really delicious low carb option for any sweet tooth! Serve up this easy recipe as a dessert option or a side salad too!
More Salad Recipes to Try!
Low Carb Fruit Salad
- 2 starfruit sliced and seeds removed
- 1 cup raspberries
- 1 cup blackberries
- 2 cups strawberries hulled and sliced into quarters
- 2 cups watermelon cubed
- 2 ounce lime juice (juice of 2 limes)
- 2 tbsp mint diced
- 1/4 tsp liquid stevia for sweetness (optional)
- This salad only takes a few minutes to make. Simply add all the fruits in a large mixing bowl. Drizzle with lime juice and liquid stevia. Garnish with fresh mint and serve!