Minted Kefir Fruit Salad

fruit salad

This cool, creamy fruit salad is an excellent addition to a meal. It is best served slightly cool, but it is also delicious at room temperature.  It also has many easy variations based on what fruit you have available.

Serve this with brunch alongside the usual eggs and bacon. Or, turn it into dessert after a rich or spicy meal. The cooling effect works well with spicy dishes such as curries and spicy Mexican food.

Mix up the fruit to serve whatever is in season. Berries and stone fruits would be an excellent combination for summer.


  • 1 ripe cantaloupe
  • 2 bananas
  • 2 apples
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1-1/2 cups plain full-fat kefir
  • Tiny pinch of salt
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons dried spearmint (or other mint, or 1-1/2 tablespoon fresh chopped mint)


  1. Peel, seed, and dice cantaloupe into bite-size chunks. Peel bananas and halve lengthwise. Dice into chunks. Cut apples around the core and dice into bite-size chunks.
  2. Combine all fruit with kefir in a large bowl. Sprinkle lemon juice, salt, and mint over the mixture. Mix well.

Chill and serve cold, or serve immediately at room temperature.


Shannon is a mama to four small children, homesteader, freelance writer, and picture-taker. She lives with her husband on their off-grid homestead where they make and eat kefir, kombucha, sourdough, and fermented vegetables.

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