A fresh fruit salad is a healthy treat most often enjoyed during the hot summer months, but this recipe can be enjoyed any time of the year. This fresh fruit salad helps you to get more fruits into your diet while offering the sweetness and texture that you crave. The yogurt dip that accompanies this fruit salad recipe is served on the side and adds a special touch to the finished dish.
Fruit salad is a healthy option that you can keep ready in the fridge for anytime your family needs a snack. It's also a healthy dessert option to be enjoyed on a regular basis. This fruit salad also travels well, making it a good choice to bring along to a potluck or summer picnic. You can even scoop out a portion to pack in your work or school lunch.
The best time to make this fruit salad is when most of the fruits are fresh and in season. However, if you cannot find any of the fruits in this recipe in the fresh produce department of your grocery store, you can use frozen fruit. The frozen fruits will still have a good texture and be at their peak level of flavor once they are thawed and added to your fruit salad. Avoid using canned fruits because the canning process dulls their flavors and causes a mushy texture.
Fresh Fruit Salad with Yogurt Dip
Ingredients for Fruit Salad:
4 cups fresh pineapple, cut into chunks
1 qt. strawberries, hulled and quartered
1 cup seedless green grapes
1 cup seedless red grapes
1 cup blueberries
2 mangoes, peeled and sliced into 1-inch cubes
8 oz. fresh raspberries
Ingredients for Yogurt Dip:
2 cups Greek yogurt
1 tbsp light brown sugar
1 tbsp honey
Wash all fruits before cutting. Toss all the fruits into a large glass truffle bowl or mixing bowl. Gently mix to evenly distribute each fruit throughout the bowl.
In a separate small mixing bowl, add the Greek yogurt, brown sugar and honey. Mix thoroughly.
Chill the fruit salad and the yogurt dip for at least two hours. Serve the fruit salad with yogurt dip on the side, and refrigerate any leftovers.
With this easy fresh fruit salad recipe, you can add other favorite fruits as you desire. Some additions to consider include fresh blackberries, golden raspberries, or peeled and sliced kiwi. The fruits in this recipe all maintain their color and will not brown.
This fruit salad recipe can be prepared up to one day in advance if you are taking it to share at a party or for a picnic. If you do have any leftovers, you can incorporate them into a smoothie for a healthy treat.