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Fruit Salad with Yogurt "Dressing"


  • 1/2 cantaloupe cut into cubes
  • 1/2 Granny Smith apple
  • 1/2 sweet red apple
  • Lemon juice, lemon-lime pop, or orange juice
  • 1 can mandarin oranges well drained
  • 1 bunch purple grapes
  • Assorted other fruit to your liking. We love to add different kinds of melon - whatever we can find at the grocery store. Joe often adds bananas, but I don't like to because they don't hold up well with all of the other fruit. Strawberries or blueberries add some color. Kiwi and pineapple add a tartness. Peaches are wonderful when they'reseason. Are you getting the idea? You can add as much or as little as you like.
  • A couple handfuls of walnuts, almonds, or pecans
  • A couple handfuls of marshmallows
  • 2 cups vanilla-flavored yogurt
  • 1/2 cup Granola our favorite is Bear Naked Fit Vanilla Almond Crunch but youchoose whatever you like


  • 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.
  • Add the rest of the fruit, the nuts, and the marshmallows, one kind at a time, keeping it in even layers.
  • 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.
  • 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.


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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