Grand Marnier Berry Salad: raspberries, blackberries, blueberries and sliced strawberries come together beautifully with fresh mint and a light, tangy and sweet lime Grand Marnier dressing.
Spring is the perfect time for trying new recipes and keeping the menu pretty and light. It’s springtime here, though it hasn’t felt like it weather-wise. But today the sky is azure blue and the sun is warmly shining. I’ll take it. Because in just a few days it’ll be April 1st, otherwise known as April Fool’s Day. And there is 5-10″ of snow forecasted. Ouch. I thought it was April showers that bring May flowers. Not April blizzards.
For now, I’m going to forget all the weather predictions. Because, hey, forecasters have been wrong before. So let’s talk fruit salad.
This Grand Marnier Berry Salad is so refreshing, perfect for upcoming picnics and barbecues. Have you noticed we gravitate toward bright colors? Especially after a long, cold winter. Humming birds do too.
Love the bright colors and fresh flavor of the berries in this salad, especially the blackberries and raspberries. I got these ones at my grocery store, and hopefully you can find some good ones too the store or farmer’s market even now. Fresh squeezed lime juice gives this salad a little tang, and the aromatic fresh chopped mint complements the berries beautifully.
Fresh squeezed lime juice, honey and a splash of Grand Marnier coats the berries with tangy and sweet. Fresh chopped mint is so aromatic, it really gives this gorgeous berry salad zing.
Another thing I like about this salad is that it’s so quick to make, but it always go really fast. Just rinse the berries well in a colander, then slice the strawberries and chop the mint. Whisk the light dressing ingredients together and pour over the fruit.
Garnish with fresh mint springs! This berry salad is so pretty, it’s the perfect addition to the menu for your next spring shower or brunch.
Grand Marnier Berry Salad
- 6 ounces blackberries rinsed and drained
- 6 ounces raspberries rinsed and drained
- 1 pint blueberries rinsed and drained
- 1 quart strawberries rinsed, drained and sliced
- 2 tablespoons fresh chopped mint or more
- 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 splash Grand Marnier liqueur about 1 1/2 teaspoons
- Optional: mint sprig and lime wedge for garnish
- Place all rinsed and drained berries and chopped mint in a serving bowl.
- Separately, whisk together fresh lime juice, honey and Grand Marnier liqueur.
- Pour evenly over fruit and stir gently to coat.
- Garnish with mint sprig and lime wedge if desired.
- Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate.
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Carina Spring says
Berries… Yum!!!! I will definitely be trying this one. By the way, the photographs for your recipes are so beautiful!!
Sylvie | Gourmande in the Kitchen says
Perfect for a summer picnic or bbq!
Kim (Feed Me, Seymour) says
I loooooooove berry salads so much! If only for the colors. But this one has that Grand Marnier twist, which is amazing!
Kristen @ A Mind Full Mom says
I love fresh berries with mint, but have never thought to add a splash of grand marnier–wow! This is sure to be good!
Aunt Pinkie says
So pretty – looks luscious!
This looks like the perfect salad for the weekend. So much flavor. I always love adding mint to my fruit salads!
Linda Jenkins says
I now have the perfect salad for Memorial Day! Thanks, Allie.
Boy is everyone going to be jealous but I had some of this last night and my oh my, yummy!
Susie Mandel says
Mmmm, doesn’t just sound good–it’s just as beautiful. 🙂
Barbara Child says
Great any time!
yummy! Can’t wait to make this!!
Dear Allie, this beautiful salad is calling to me too! I bet it is wonderful. Such a wonderful summer treat to enjoy in the evening…perhaps with a little whipped cream evening! xo, Catherine
Michelle @ A Dish of Daily Life says
This looks fabulous…I love berry salads and the Grand Marnier twist…sold! Can’t wait to try it!
Jocelyn @BruCrew Life says
What an absolutely delicious looking fruit salad! Love that twist to the “dressing”!!!
Jeff the Chef says
When I think of all the fruit salads I’ve wasted by not adding liquor … what was I thinking? 😉
This looks so fresh! Perfect for summer parties!
Christina @ Christina's Cucina says
Oh Grand Marnier is one of my favorite liqueurs to use in the kitchen! This is a wonderful dessert to have, especially in the summertime. Love how fresh and colorful it is, too!
I can think of SO MANY uses for this “salad”…. !!
Alexis @ Upside Down Pear says
This sounds like a fruit salad that I can get behind! I usually just soak cherries in Grand Marnier, but this fruit salad looks so fresh and fun. I can’t wait to try it this summer 😀
Michelle @ A Dish of Daily Life says
This looks absolutely fantastic Allie! I could definitely go for this! Can’t wait to try it!
Liz @ Floating Kitchen says
I love love love this. I mean, let’s put booze in all of our salads. And I’m so happy to have found your blog, since I’m also New England based. Always fun to connect with another local blogger! Cheers!
Manila Spoon says
This is indeed a refreshing and delicious summer salad that takes advantage of the fruits in season and I bet the splash of grand marnier adds another layer of flavor to this gorgeous dish!
Megan Marlowe says
How delicious and light this is. Perfect summer salad. I just so happen to have a bottle of Grand Marnier too!
Sharon @ What The Fork Food Blog says
Booze in the fruit salad – I like it! I’ll have some with every meal 😉
[email protected] says
I love adding Grand Marnier to fruit, especially berries. I’m also a huge fan of adding Grand Marnier to chocolate mousse:)
Kelsie | the itsy-bitsy kitchen says
This is such a perfect salad for this time of year, whether snow is in the forecast or not! It’s gorgeous! And oooohhhh, Allie, I love the addition of grand marnier!
Yay! Loved this re-post! Excellent reminder that it’s the season again for this AMAZING salad (hopefully the snow forecast is completely mistaken!) Thanks, Allie. Have a great weekend. Xo
Thanks Carina – the snow forecast was unfortunately true and we woke up to a foot of snow on Saturday. But it was very beautiful and we enjoyed it just the same, even though I can’t believe it arrived in April. I hope you’re getting some semblance of spring in Winnipeg. Spring just suits you, Carina Spring! XO
Anu - My Ginger Garlic Kitchen says
I am obsessed with all the berries and that means this pretty berrlicious salad is calling my name, Allie. Springtime is best for enjoying fresh food. Absolutely loving the idea of adding booze to the salad. Now I am craving for the tangy and sweet flavors this salad has to offer. Wishing you a great weekend my friend.
This recipe sounds so refreshing Allie. Loved the idea of adding all the berries together. Thanks for sharing. 🙂
Nisha @ Honey What's Cooking says
This looks so incredibly delicious. I love a berry salad, but Grand Marnier on top just seals the deal. So yummy! Perfect for summer. Love!
What a yummy sounding dressing for a beautiful berry salad! Berries are my favorite!! Looking forward to trying it. Allie your pictures are just gorgeous!