One thing we do not run shy on in our house is fruit, but sometimes all of us wonder around aimlessly looking in the pantry and fridge for a snack when there is mounds of fruit just sitting there looking at all of us! For whatever reason digging around only to find nothing that we really want and sitting down empty handed seems like a better option then grabbing an apple or a banana… I don’t get it!
Anyways, I love salads of any kind. Thankfully so does my husband and my kids, maybe because I am always throwing it at them, or maybe they just like it…either way they eat it!
Some mornings, I don’t really feel like standing in kitchen preparing this huge breakfast, because we are just not that hungry – So I dig into our fruit that we have laying around and make a salad. It is a great way to get your family eating some fruit and enjoying it. I also make this for an afternoon snack on nice hot days, it is an all around very refreshing healthy treat.
It is great for kids as well, let them pick their fruit of choice and have them help mix it up! When my oldest was younger, getting him to eat fruit was a bit challenging – but when I let him be the leader behind the dish he enjoyed it because it was his own creation!
It is so simple to whip up and prepare, it literally takes no time at all.
We almost always have oranges, apples, and bananas in our house no matter what. My baby Aydin, loves his fruit, so we always make sure we have a large supply for him. So those three fruits are most definitely added into my fruit salad. If I have any fresh berries – strawberrys’ raspberrys’ I will add those as well.
You could really add any of your favourite fruit that you have on hand. Watermelon, cantaloup, pears, peaches, kiwi, grapes, pineapple whichever combination you enjoy – the sky is the limit with this salad as most fruit goes well with others so whatever you are in the mood for!
I do not use frozen fruit for this as I find after they defrost they just don’t give the same effect as fresh stuff and get a bit squishy.
For the dressing is simple – it requires 3 ingredients – thats it! Yogurt, sugar and vanilla extract. We eat plain yogurt in our house however if you have a favourite flavour that you like you can use that as well. I mix a little bit of sugar to bring out the natural sugars in the fruit just a little bit more.
Here is how to make this quick, healthy salad.
Easy Fruit Salad
Total Time: 10 Minutes Serving: 2
- 3 cups fresh fruit – cut into bite size pieces
- 2 tablespoons plain yogurt – if you have a favourite flavoured yogurt, you can use that
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon sugar – this can be adjust based on your taste, I add a bit more because we use plain yogurt
What to do:
- Add cut fruit to serving bowl, add sugar and toss
- Combine yogurt and vanilla in a separate bowl
- Add dressing to fruit, toss until covered and serve