Fruit Salad With Yogurt
Last Updated on May 31, 2023 by Rachel
This fruit salad with yogurt is a yummy twist on traditional fruit salad. Strawberries, blueberries, grapes, and blackberries are mixed with a creamy yogurt dressing to create a refreshing and delicious treat that is also healthy for you. Perfect for all your summer BBQs.
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Nothing says summer quite like a refreshing fruit salad. Perfect for any BBQ or summer event, this creamy yogurt fruit salad is as simple to make as it is delightful to eat. It’s packed with vibrant, juicy fruits – strawberries, blueberries, grapes, and blackberries – each adding their own burst of flavor.
The addition of Greek yogurt provides a creamy, tangy counterpoint to the natural sweetness of the fruit. A little powdered Swerve gives a touch of extra sweetness without the calories, while a hint of vanilla and a dollop of whipped cream cheese add a luxurious note. And don’t forget the freshly squeezed orange juice – it’s like a burst of sunshine in every bite. This fruit salad recipe with yogurt is more than just a side dish; it’s a celebration of summer in a bowl.
What You’ll Love About This Recipe
Rachel’s Nutrition Tip: This fruit salad offers a satisfyingly large portion size without packing in excessive calories. The high water content of the fruits makes it filling and satisfying, helping you to stay full longer.
Fruit Salad With Yogurt For Weight Loss
Fruit salad with yogurt can be an excellent choice if you are on a weight loss journey, given its nutrient profile and satiating properties. Here’s why:
- High in Protein: Greek yogurt, in particular, is high in protein, which can help to keep you feeling full and satisfied. This can reduce your overall calorie intake and assist with weight loss.
- Low in Calories: Fruits are low in calories but high in fiber and water, which can also help you feel full and satisfied without a lot of calories.
- Rich in Nutrients: Both yogurt and fruits are packed with essential vitamins and minerals. These nutrients are crucial for your body’s overall health and can aid in weight loss by helping to keep your body functioning optimally.
- Versatile and Delicious: Yogurt with fruit can be enjoyed in many ways, from a quick breakfast to a dessert substitute, making it easier to stick to your weight loss diet.
You’ll need the following ingredients to make this Fruit Salad With Yogurt:
- Plain Greek Yogurt
- Powdered Swerve
- Vanilla Extract
- Orange – juiced
- Whipped Cream Cheese
Greek Yogurt – For the greek yogurt I like using Fage 0% but feel free to experiment with your favorite yogurt. Siggi’s is great also. If you use a yogurt that is already sweetened then you cut back or eliminate the added sweetener.
How to make Fruit Salad With Yogurt: Step by Step
Here are quick visual instructions. Be sure to check out the full instructions with exact ingredients in the printable recipe card below.
Step 1: Chop strawberries (and grapes if you have littles!) into bite size pieces and add all fruit to a large bowl.
Step 2: Make the greek yogurt dressing by whisking together the greek yogurt, powdered swerve, vanilla extract, whipped cream cheese, and the juice of half an orange.
Step 3: Add dressing to the bowl of fruit, mix well, and enjoy!
Recipe Tips and Tricks
- Mix Gently: When combining your fruits with the yogurt, mix gently to avoid crushing the fruit, especially the berries. This helps to maintain the individual textures of each fruit.
- Prepare Close to Serving Time: While you can prepare the fruit ahead of time, it’s best to mix the salad with the dressing close to serving time to keep the fruit from releasing too much juice and making the salad watery.
- Get Fancy: If you want to be fancy, consider serving the fruit salad in individual dessert dishes or wine glasses topped with a dollop of whipped cream.
- Double or triple this recipe for large gatherings.
- Avoid combining the dressing with the fruit salad in advance. Preparing the Greek yogurt dressing beforehand is perfectly fine, just be sure to store it in a separate container. Mixing the dressing and fruit too early will result in a more liquid, soup-like consistency after a day or so.
- Should you plan to enjoy this fruit salad recipe solo, stretching it out over the course of the week, it’s best to keep the dressing stored separately. When you’re ready for a serving, mix in the dressing with the fruit just before you eat. This ensures each portion stays as fresh and crisp as possible
Additions and Substitutions
Fruit – This recipe is so versatile. You can use any mixture of fruit that you like. I like sticking with the red and blue colored fruits for a patriotic dish on 4th of July and Memorial Day.
Swerve – Swerve can be substituted with your favorite sweetener. Honey, monk fruit, and maple syrup are all great options to keep this refined sugar free.
Granola: A sprinkle of granola on top of the salad not only adds a satisfying crunch, but also a touch of heartiness that can make the salad feel more like a complete meal, especially if you’re enjoying it for breakfast.
Sweet Toppings: A drizzle of honey or agave syrup, a sprinkle of coconut flakes, or even a handful of mini dark chocolate chips could add a fun and indulgent touch.
Citrus Zest: Lemon, lime, or additional orange zest could add a lovely aroma and a pop of fresh citrus flavor to the salad.
Frequently Asked Questions
Fruit salad with yogurt can last in the refrigerator for about 3-5 days. However, the salad is best when eaten within the first day or two. Over time, the fruit will begin to release its juices, and the salad can become a bit watery. Also, the fruits will start to lose their crispness.
It’s also important to note that if you’re planning to make the salad in advance or enjoy leftovers, it’s best to store the fruit and yogurt dressing separately and combine just before eating. This will help maintain the best texture and flavor.
Absolutely. Greek yogurt is used for its thickness and tangy flavor, but regular yogurt can be used as well. Keep in mind that regular yogurt is thinner, so the consistency of your salad will be a bit different.
You can certainly prep the fruit in advance, but it’s best to mix in the dressing just before serving. This will help to keep the fruit from becoming too mushy or watery.
Definitely! Enjoying yogurt with fruit can be a great choice if you’re watching your weight. Why? Well, Greek yogurt is full of protein which keeps you feeling full, while fruits are low in calories but high in fiber and essential nutrients. This combo can help you manage your hunger while nourishing your body. Plus, it’s a flexible and tasty option to keep things interesting in your diet!
Fruit Salad with Yogurt
- 1 Cup of Strawberries
- 1 Cup of Blueberries
- 1 Cup of Grapes
- 1 Cup of Blackberries
- 1 Cup of Greek Yogurt
- 2 Tablespoons Powdered Swerve
- 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- 4 Tablespoons Whipped Cream Cheese
- 1/2 of an Orange – juiced
- Chop fruit into bite size pieces and add all fruit to a large bowl.
- Make the greek yogurt dressing by whisking together the greek yogurt, powdered swerve, vanilla extract, whipped cream cheese, and the juice of half an orange.
- Add dressing to the bowl of fruit, mix well, and enjoy!
- Do not mix the dressing with the fruit salad ahead of time. If you are preparing ahead of time then store the dressing in a separate container until just before serving.
- When combining your fruits with the yogurt, mix gently to avoid crushing the fruit, especially the berries. This helps to maintain the individual textures of each fruit.
- Double or triple this recipe for large gatherings.