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Fruit Salad with Yogurt “Dressing”

Fruit salad. Yummy, yummy!

If you’re the parent of a toddler, you probably get the fruit salad reference.

If you’re not the parent of a toddler, you should be glad you don’t get the reference. It’s from a song by The Wiggles. Some days, Grace wants that song on repeat the whole way to school.

I’m always glad it’s a short drive to school, but on those days, I’m especially thankful.


In my quest to get 5 servings of fruits and vegetables per day, I’ve been eating a lot of crudites with balsamic vinegar dressing for dipping. So delicious.

We’ve also been making a lot of fruit salads. I have a beautiful glass trifle bowl, and we cut the fruit up and layer it in the bowl for a nice presentation.

The recipe for this fruit salad is almost a non-recipe, but here it goes:

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Fruit Salad with Yogurt "Dressing"
  1. Core and chop the apple. Toss the chopped apple in a tablespoon or two of lemon juice or lemon-lime pop. If you're in a pinch, orange juice will work, too.
  2. Add the rest of the fruit, the nuts, and the marshmallows, one kind at a time, keeping it in even layers.
  3. When you get to the top, spoon yogurt over the whole thing. It will fall down into the crannies and crevices, and it will be beautiful.
  4. To serve, put the granola in a bowl next to the fruit salad and let everyone add granola to their liking. I personally like a lot of crunch, but Joe likes just a little bit. Plus, if you add the granola too soon, it will get soggy.
Recipe Notes

If you don't have a trifle bowl (or a similar tall glass bowl), you could just mix everything together. It tastes the same, but it's not as pretty. Still serve the granola in a separate container so that it stays crunchy.

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12 thoughts on “Fruit Salad with Yogurt “Dressing””

  1. I am really enjoying my homemade (crockpot) granola mixed in my fruit salad too. I hadn't thought about adding yogurt, I'll have to try that too!

    LB has been asking for granola & yogurt as a snack lately. Does this Mama's heart good to see that.

  2. Are you kidding me? POP! You are feeding your kids pop to get them to eat fruit? No thanks! I will pass.

  3. Are you kidding me? POP! You are feeding your kids pop to get them to eat fruit? No thanks! I will pass.

    • Did you actually read the recipe? You use one or two tablespoons of lemon juice or lemon lime pop to prevent your apples, pears, and bananas from oxidizing and turning brown.
      It doesn’t have anything to do with getting kids to eat fruit.
      Personally, I use lemon juice. However, I wanted my readers to know that any acidic drink – pop included – would have the same effect on the fruit. Thanks for giving me an opportunity to explain it a little better.

  4. Okay….as soon as I read your title I joined in the song. After having not listened to it(my son is now 8) for a while, it came right back to me. We loved the Wiggles. I feel your pain. My son was the same way with certain songs. This sounds like a wonderful recipe to try. I’m sure it’s “yummy yummy”.

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