Summer Fruit Salad with Maple-Roasted Cashews

Healthy and easy-to-make, this fruit salad pairs fresh summer fruit with crunchy maple-roasted cashews. Have it for breakfast for a healthy start of the day, or serve it with a scoop of ice cream for a light dessert.

Summer Fruit Salad with Maple-Roasted Cashews


Nutrition per serving
Net Carbs19.2 g7%
of which Sugars15.4 g17.1%
Fibers3.5 g12.5%
Fats4.8 g7.5%
of which Saturates0.8 g4.1%
of which Omega 30.1 g4.8%
Proteins3.3 g7.1%
Calcium31 mg3.1%
Vitamin A10 mcg1.5%
Vitamin C56 mg74%
Iron1.2 mg8%
Potassium392 mg11.2%
Sodium3 mg0.1%
Cholesterol0 mg0%
Kcal134 6.7%
Macro split
  • net carbs 62%
  • sugars 50%
  • fats 16%
  • saturates 3%
  • proteins 11%
  • fibers 11%
*RDA based on a 2000 kcal diet;
**Nutritional data sources: USDA, food labels.
134 per serving

Preparing a colourful fruit salad is a great way to enjoy the bounty of seasonal harvests. And with summer approaching, we decided to make a delicious salad bowl with berries, kiwi, and peaches, all topped with maple-roasted cashews. Yummy!

All you have to do for this recipe is grab the ripest summer fruits you can find, chop them, and toss them with a drizzle of lemon juice. And if you're not in a hurry, we recommend taking 20 minutes of your time to caramelise the nuts with maple syrup in the oven until crunchy and golden. Trust us: it will be worth it!

Summer is one of the best seasons for fruit as you can find a wide variety of juicy fruits. For this recipe, we picked fresh strawberries, cherries, kiwi fruits, and peaches. They're easy to find and pair wonderfully together. But you can also opt for other berries like blackberries and raspberries or swap peaches with apricots and melon.

Fresh fruit works best for salads as it's easy to chop, and it will stay plump and juicy. However, you can also use frozen fruit and let it thaw until it's no longer hard but still cool to the touch. Then, chop it carefully as not to smash it. Canned fruits are also a great option for fruit salad, but make sure they don't have added sugar, or if they do, rinse them thoroughly.

Sweet and colourful, this summer fruit salad is already delicious on its own, but caramelised cashews will bring it to the next level! In a previous recipe, we roasted the nuts with honey, turmeric, ginger, and cardamom — they were simply irresistible. In this fruit salad, we used maple syrup to keep the recipe vegan and didn't add any spice not to overpower the delicate flavours of summer fruits. But, if you're curious about it, you can find the recipe here and give it a try!

You can enjoy this fruit salad for breakfast, paired with yogurt and sugar-free granola for a filling and healthy meal. It's also great as a refreshing dessert served alongside a scoop of gelato. We recommend our vegan lavender ice cream as its delicate floral notes suit this fruit salad perfectly.


Measuring System
Strawberries200 g
Cherries200 g
Kiwi Fruit2
Cashew Nuts60 g
Maple Syrup1 tbsp
Juiced Lemon1/2

Step 1

Rinse the strawberries, peaches, cherries, and peel the kiwi.

Slice the strawberries and peaches; dice the kiwi; and pit the cherries.

chopped summer fruit in a bowl

Step 2

In a bowl, toss the cashews with maple syrup until coated.

Then spread the nuts flat on a baking tray lined with parchment paper and roast them for 20-25 minutes at 150°C (300°F).

maple-roasted cashew nuts

Step 3

Finally, toss the prepared fruit with lemon juice in a serving bowl and top the salad with the caramelised cashews.

You can serve this summer fruit salad with a big scoop of homemade lavender ice cream for a lovely dessert.

summer fruit salad bowl with caramelised cashews


You can spice up the nuts with ground cinnamon or try our turmeric spice mix for roasted nuts.