Citrus Poppyseed Fruit Salad [Immersion Blender]

Even if your fruit is slightly under-ripe, adding a combination of coconut water, lime, and honey helps to add some sweetness — and the poppy seeds add a nice crunch. This salad works great as a traveling snack or for a picnic.

fruit salad


  • ½ cup (120 ml) coconut water
  • 1 lime, zest and flesh only
  • 3 Tablespoons (45 ml) honey
  • 2 Tablespoons (18 g) poppy seeds
  • 3 pounds (1.3 kg) diced apples [or pineapple, blackberry, kiwi, blueberry, or fruit of choice]


  1. Place the coconut water, lime, and honey into the Vitamix Immersion Blending Jar or appropriately sized container.
  2. Submerge the immersion blender below the surface of the liquid, or as close to the ingredients as possible.
  3. Start the blender on its lowest speed, then quickly increase to its highest speed. Move the immersion blender around, including up and down, to blend the ingredients for approximately 60 seconds or until desired consistency is achieved.  Add the poppy seeds to the container and stir to incorporate. Let sit for 15 – 20 minutes to allow the poppy seeds to hydrate. Then, toss gently with the fruit to coat. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Chef's Notes

  • Whole limes always provide the freshest citrus flavor — the zest carries essential oils that help to flavor the salad, bringing a nice "zing" to it. Adding a simple dressing like this one can breathe life into everyday fruits, encouraging even the pickiest of eaters to try something new.
  • Store-bought poppy seed dressings are oil-based.  Using coconut water instead lends a light fresh taste without the unnecessary fat.  It's a great addition to any summery fruit salad.