This Creamy Fresh Fruit Salad recipe is filled with loads of fresh fruit in a light Greek yogurt dressing with a hint of honey and lime! Perfect for potlucks and parties!
We can’t get enough of this fresh fruit salad! It’s perfect for Summer with all the fresh berries readily available.
It’s one of those bright and colorful salads that you can bring to a party and everyone will devour it!
Rainbow Fruit Salad Ingredients
I’ve found that this is my favorite combination of fruits because it’s sweet, tart and juicy all at the same time!
That being said, you can easily customize the fruits to your liking. Here’s what you’ll need…
- Fresh Pineapple – I love this pineapple slicer
- Blackberries (or blueberries)
- Red Grapes
- Fresh Mandarin Oranges – you can also use canned, but I find that the fresh stay together better in the salad.
These particular fruit are all the colors of the rainbow, so this salad would be perfect for any rainbow-themed parties or St. Patrick’s Day.
Creamy Fresh Fruit Salad Dressing
I really wanted to create a luscious and creamy dressing without going the route of anything too heavy or too sweet. I wanted to make sure that the fruit really had a chance to shine.
After some testing, I opted for a plain Greek Yogurt (I used non-fat, but you can use full fat if desired) for the creamy base. I sweetened it with a little honey and gave it just enough zing with a little lime juice and lime zest.
It’s not a super thick dressing, just enough to give the fruit a little something special.
How Do You Keep Fruit Salad From Turning Brown?
I learned a neat trick when I was younger about preventing sliced fruits from turning brown.
For swim meets I would bring sliced apples with me to eat throughout the day’s events. I was always bothered by the fact that the apple slices would quickly turn brown, making them less appealing. One of my friends brought out a bag of apples that had a little bit of orange juice in it and their apples were still nice and fresh looking!
The acidity in citrus helps to prevent fruit from browning
In this recipe the lime juice, gives this fruit salad it’s acidity to help prevent the fruits from browning too quickly.
That being said, fresh fruit does have a shorter shelf life, so it’s best to eat this salad within a day or two after it’s been prepared.
Can You Make It Ahead Of Time?
Being able to prep this salad ahead of time is great for when you’re planning for a party. You can prep this fruit salad ahead of time, but there are a few things you should keep in mind.
- Keep the sliced fruits separate from each other until you’re ready to combine the whole salad.
- Prepare the dressing ahead of time and keep refrigerated in a closed container.
- Combine the salad just before serving for optimal freshness and flavor.
- As the fruit salad sits, it’ll become more juicy as the fruit breaks down (macerates) in the dressing.
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I hope you love this super simple and flavorful fruit salad recipe!
Creamy Fresh Fruit Salad Recipe
- 1 lb. strawberries, sliced
- ½ medium pineapples, chopped
- 6 oz. blackberries
- 2 cups red grapes, halved
- 4 kiwi, peeled and chopped
- 4 mandarin oranges, peeled and segmented
For The Dressing
- 1 cup plain Greek Yogurt
- ¼ cup honey
- 1 tbsp lime juice
- 1 tsp lime zest
- Wash all the fruits before slicing or chopping.
- Combine the strawberries, pineapple, blackberries, grapes, kiwi and oranges in a large bowl.
- Combine the dressing ingredients in a separate small bowl and whisk to combine. Pour dressing over fresh fruits and toss gently to coat.
- Serve immediately, or cover and keep refrigerated until ready to serve. Best if served within 24 hours.
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