Creamy Fruit Salad with Yogurt

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This creamy fruit salad recipe is the perfect side dish for any meal. Grab your favorite fresh fruit, dice it up and mix it with this creamy Greek yogurt dressing. It's refreshing and delicious!

A bowl of creamy fruit salad with mixed berries and mint.
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Creamy Fruit Salad Recipe

Fresh strawberries, juicy apples, tasty grapes and plump blueberries are mixed with lime juice, honey and Greek yogurt to create the creamiest fruit combination. This delicious creamy fruit salad is something entire family will love.

I love to bring fruit salads to family gatherings and get togethers because it always seems like we need a few more healthy options. Plus, once we hit summer month when the fruit is ripe and sweet, I just can't pass up making an easy fruit salad.

This easy creamy fruit salad is honestly like the healthy version of a dessert salad. It's just as sweet and creamy as those recipes that use things like cool whip or cream cheese, but doesn't have all the sugar.

So if you're looking for a swap for ambrosia salad to serve to big crowds, or just to make for a simple weeknight meal, then this recipe fits the bill! You're going to love creamy fruit salad with yogurt.

Creamy fruit salad with blueberries and strawberries.

Why You'll Love this Recipe

This has become a favorite fruit salad recipe of mine. It's just sweet enough without being overpowering and the prep time is super minimal. A great recipe for so many reasons:

  • This recipe is elegant enough that it would be great to serve at baby showers or bridal shower brunches. Truly the perfect recipe for any and all special occasions.
  • While fresh berries are better in summertime and apples are better in the fall, you can make this fruit salad any time of the year. The sweet fruit combined with honey and yogurt will always be tasty!
  • You can easily adapt and adjust this recipe to include any fruit. Use loads of fresh fruit and make it anything that you want it to be.
Assorted ingredients for creamy fruit salad.

Ingredients

This easy creamy fruit salad has wonderful healthy ingredients. You can grab everything you need at your local grocery store. Here's what to add to your shopping list:

  • honey crisp apple
  • diced strawberries
  • blueberries
  • grapes
  • plain Greek yogurt
  • honey
  • lime juice
  • lime zest

Substitutions and Variations

You can use any type of fruit in creamy fruit salad with yogurt. A few great swaps or additions would be:

  • fresh pineapple chunks
  • cherries
  • raspberries
  • blackberries
  • diced pears
  • diced peaches
  • mandarin oranges

If you want to change up the flavor a bit, then use a flavored Greek yogurt. Vanilla Greek yogurt, strawberry and blueberry would all be tasty. You can also make this recipe dairy free by using a dairy-free yogurt option.

Feel free to swap the honey for maple syrup, agave syrup or another healthier sweetener option.

A bowl of fruit, yogurt, and other ingredients.

Traditional fruit salad often include maraschino cherries, but I left them out of this recipe because of their sugar content. Feel free to add them if you'd like, just keep in mind that the sugar content will be significantly higher.

Don't have limes to make lime juice? Then use lemon juice and lemon zest in its place.

How to Make Creamy Fruit Salad with Yogurt

Follow these simple instructions and then in no time you will have the best creamy fruit salad with yogurt:

Prepare the fruit by washing all of it very well, then coring the apples and slicing or dicing the other fruit.

A bowl of fruit, yogurt and honey.

Add the fruit to a large mixing bowl and then add the Greek yogurt, a little honey, some lime juice and lime zest.

A bowl full of fruit and yogurt with lime zest.

Mix the creamy fruit salad dressing ingredients together with the fruit. Taste the salad and add more honey if desired.

A bowl filled with fruit topped with yogurt and lime zest.

Make sure the fruit is fully coated in the simple Greek yogurt dressing.

Add additional berries to the top for a nice garnish, as well as some fresh mint leaves. Serve and enjoy!

Creamy fruit salad in a white bowl.

How to Store Leftover Creamy Fruit Salad

Transfer leftovers into an airtight container and store in the fridge for 2-3 days. I do not recommend freezing leftovers. Keep in mind that the longer this is stored, the more liquidy it will get. So, I recommend just making it fresh if you'd like it have the perfect texture!

What to Serve with Creamy Fruit Salad

During summer months when the fresh berries are in season, we're always grilling too because the weather is perfect for it. So that makes the salad a wonderful side for your grilling favorites like grilled chicken drumsticks and homemade hamburgers.

If you are using this recipe to replace the ambrosia salad at the holidays, it pairs great with a honey ham, some cheesy potatoes, and green beans.

This dish also goes great with simple weeknight meals like creamy lemon chicken or marinated pork tenderloin.

Tips for Success

Check out these few simple tips so that you can have the best creamy fruit salad ever:

  • Avoid including fruit that has a high water content because it will make the fruit salad soggy. If you plan to use canned fruit, then make sure that you thoroughly drain the juices or water before mixing it into the salad.
  • If you like your fruit salad cold, make sure all of the fruit is chilled before cutting. You can also just refrigerate the final product for a few hours before serving!
  • Make sure to dice all of the fruit into bite sized chunks that are even in size. That way, every bite is the same and the fruit isn't too big to chew!
A bowl of creamy fruit salad with mint garnish.

FAQ

Why is my fruit salad mushy?

If you end up with mushy fruit salad, you may have prepared it too early or you also could have used overripe fruit. Make sure that your fruit is ripe so that it is sweet, but not mushy because that will make the texture weird.

Why do I need to put lime juice in fruit salad?

Specifically for this recipe, the lime juice will keep the apples from turning brown. However, lime juice also provides a tangy flavor that pairs wonderfully with the fruit and cuts through the creamy Greek yogurt.

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A bowl of creamy fruit salad with mixed berries and mint.

Creamy Fruit Salad with Yogurt

This creamy fruit salad has the most amazing flavor. Made without sugar, you can eat as much as you want of this sweet treat with none of the guilt!
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup honey crisp apple cut into ½ inch pieces
  • ½ cup strawberries diced
  • ½ cup blueberries
  • ½ cup grapes quartered
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • Juice from 1 lime
  • Zest of 1 lime

Instructions

  • Prepare fruit by washing thoroughly, then coring, slicing or dicing fruit.
  • Place the prepared fruit into a large mixing bowl.
  • Add the Greek yogurt, honey, juice from lime and lime zest on top of the bowl of fruit.
  • Mix together until thoroughly incorporated. Taste and add more honey if desired.
  • Add additional berries on top with fresh mint for garnish, if desired.

Notes

  • Vanilla yogurt can be substituted but should still be unsweetened.
  • Swap out various fruits and experiment!
  • Can be stored in the fridge for one week. Remix before serving from fridge.

Nutrition

Calories: 61kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 0.3g | Saturated Fat: 0.1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.03g | Trans Fat: 0.002g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 13mg | Potassium: 123mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 29IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 0.2mg
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