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Creamy Fruit salad

This is the best creamy fruit salad! It's easy to make plus it's kid friendly! We love to use Greek yogurt to make it!
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Lunch, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword creamy fruit salad, fruit salad for kids, fruit with yogurt, fruits in cream
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings 5 people
Author April

Ingredients

  • 1 cup apples diced
  • 1 cup blueberries use fresh fruit only *see notes below
  • 1 cup strawberries
  • 1 cup seedless grapes cut into halves or kept whole if using small grapes
  • 1 cup mandarins tangerines can be used as well
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened Greek Yogurt add more if needed *see note below
  • 1/4 cup honey plus an additional 1-2tbsp (optional)
  • 1/4 tsp lime zest
  • 2 tsp lime juice

Instructions

  • Make the Greek yogurt dressing – to a small bowl add the unsweetened Greek yogurt, honey, lemon zest and freshly squeezed lime juice. Whisk until smooth and creamy. Set to the side.
  • Add your chopped bite-sized pieces to a bowl or serving dish. Squeeze a bit of lime juice over the apples. This will prevent them from turning brown.
  • Pour the dressing over the fruit and use a large serving spoon to mix everything around until all of the fruit is evenly coated and creamy. *See note below.

Notes

Tips to make creamy fruit salad 

  • Use fresh fruits only please. I've made this recipe a bunch of times. Once I used canned mandarins that was a flop! The mandarins came apart and they didn't taste good. I also used frozen strawberries. Don't use frozen fruits either. Your salad will become a hot soggy mess.
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  • Use about 5 cups of fruit. Use your favorite fruits. If you only have one type of fruit just make sure it's 5 cups. If you don't have 5 cups of fruits, you can still make it just make less fruit dressing. If you have only grapes then use them. I actually love a grape only fruit salad.
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  • Be aware of the high water content in some fruit. For example, mandarins and strawberries have a high water contents. So if you are making this fruit salad in advance, chop up them up when you are ready to serve the salad.  HERE is a list of fruit with high water content.
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  • I use unsweetened fruit yogurt because I like to adjust the flavors to my preference, plus I can use it in my other non snack/dessert recipes that calls for yogurt.
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  • Zest your limes first then juice them. If you juice your lime first then try to zest it, you're going to have a hard time zesting it.
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  • This fruit salad can be easily customized. As I mentioned earlier, if you like your salad a bit more creamier then add more yogurt. Less sweet, add less honey. Just remember, if you do add a lot more yogurt, you may need to add more honey.
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Tip so make fruit salad in advance

Some people just add everything to a bowl and refrigerate their fruit salad. That's fine and all, but if you are using a high water content fruit, (I linked a list of watery fruit in the main post) you'll lose all creamy factors.
Instead, you'll be left with a soggy fruit salad. Therefore, It's best to make this fruit salad and serve right away.
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If you really must make it in advance, here's what you do:

  • Make the fruit salad dressing. Put it into a container with a tight lid. Refrigerate for later.
  • Next, chop up the fruit and place each fruit in its own container with a tight fitted lid. Chill in the fridge. When you're ready to serve, combine the fruit with the fruit dressing.