Late Summer Fruit Salad with Pomegranate and Pistachio

A beautifully bright Saturday morning! If you are on a health kick, or as in my case, feel like you need to be, then this salad is the perfect prescription – my late Summer Fruit Salad with Pomegranate and Pistachio.

Late summer fruits are always the most delicious. They’ve had lots of time to soak up the sunshine. My nectarines and purple plums here were honey-sweet. So fresh, so pure, I ate two of them whole while I was chopping the rest. The raspberries, at this time of year, absent of any sharpness. Tiny pomegranate pearls capturing crimson essence. A little bit more crunch from finely chopped pistachio. A drizzle of plain yoghurt was a last minute thing, just because it was breakfast. Pretty violas, organic and edible, because I was just in that kind of mood.


Late Summer Fruit Salad with Pomegranate and Pistachio

Ren Behan


  • 2 ripe plums
  • 2 ripe nectrines or peaches
  • A handful of seasonal raspberries
  • A handful of pomegranate seeds
  • 1/4 cup or 25g shelled pistachio nuts finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup or 125ml plain natural yoghurt
  • A drizzle runny honey
  • 1 tablespoon milk


  • Slice the plums and the nectarines, removing the stones and scatter on a large plate.
  • Sprinkle over a handful of raspberries, the pomegranate seeds and the finely chopped pistachio nuts.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the natural yoghurt, runny honey and a tablespoon of milk to loosen. Drizzle over the fruit and decorate with edible violas. Serve immediately.


You can add any fruit of your choice, figs would work, fresh apricots, ripe pears etc. Substitute a flavoured yoghurt if you prefer.

Fuss Free Helen’s Breakfast Club is being hosted by Urvashi over the The Botanical Baker this month with a theme of fruit…do join in if fruit is your thing in the morning. And if it’s not, perhaps this salad will convince you to try.

Fuss free flavours breakfast club

This whole plate screams of Simple and in Season so I will be linking up to Katie at Feeding Boys and a Firefighter who is hosting for me this month.

I’m looking forward to seeing all the seasonal offerings around this month as well as all the fruitiness of Urvashi’s Breakfast Club.

If you’re lucky enough to find some fresh pomegranate fruit and want to know how to get the seeds out take a look at Sally’s beautiful Pomegranate Season post here.

Have a lovely weekend – and thank you for all your kind comments about my refreshed blog!



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  1. Oooh, that photo is just beautiful! Really love the printable recipe card too – wonderful blog.

  2. I love fresh fruit salad and always think it tastes better when someone else prepares it. That is why I think yours looks especially good. I just never seem to have lots of good fruits together at one time. I will be re-visiting my market stall this week and making the effort!

    1. Thanks Laura, as I said to Suan, the big white plate helps presentation and just chopped fruit rather than leaving all to soak in fruit juice and going mushy!

  3. This looks stunning Ren – so vivid and inviting. I’m on a post-holiday health kick too so this recipe is most welcome to my eyes for the pursuit of appealing food that won’t bust a gut! Thanks for linking up 🙂

    1. Sounds like a good plan, not hard to eat fruit when it’s this nice and juicy!

  4. so pretty Ren, as always such an inspiration for such a common dish, this is beautiful!

    1. Thanks Dom, common as muck, as they would say Up North, hopefully lifted a bit here 🙂

  5. Love the new-look blog, Ren! So fresh and clean, if you know what I mean (And not that it wasn’t gorgeous before, because it was!) My Victoria plum tree has surprised us this year despite my abject lack of pruning, so this recipe is very fortuitous. I’ll need to see if pomegranates have found us up here in Scotland yet though 😀 PS Thanks for your kind comment in Simple and In Season

    1. Adore Victoria Plums, I’ve just made a Poppy Seed and Victoria Plum cake and Victoria Plum and Almond Muffins – yum! Thank you for your lovely comments, too x

  6. That looks so appealing and the colours of the photographs are just stunning. Would love that as a breakfast. :-))

    1. Thank you Susan, I think the big white plate helps. x

  7. Thanks for the mention Ren. Alas, lovely soft ripe fruit is very lacking in Dubai right now but I did spy some good looking pomegranates. I’ll rack my brains for simple and season – a veg box being delivered on Tuesday so hopefully some inspiration.

    1. Thanks Sally, I’m sure your box will have some lovely things in it. It would make for an interesting post anyway! x

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