Fruit Salad with Yogurt

Creamy Fruit Salad with yogurt dressing is SO easy and guilt free delicious!

This Creamy Fruit Salad with Yogurt takes fruit salad to a whole new level of delicious! It is bursting with fresh fruit and dreamy, creamy key lime yogurt dressing.  It’s fresh, sweet, tangy and of course – creamy! with a satisfying granola crunch. You can customize the fruit with your favorite fruits or with whatever you have on hand.  This Fruit Salad with Yogurt literally comes together in minutes!  Just chop your fruit, add your yogurt and fruit salad is served!  You can also chop all your fruit and stir in the yogurt in advance for an easy, make ahead potluck side, snack, breakfast or lunch or dinner side.  No matter when you serve this Creamy Fruit Salad recipe, it will be a fresh, vibrant hit!

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I absolutely love this Fruit Salad with Yogurt!  It just says summer all over it with its rainbow of cheery chopped pineapple, strawberries, cantaloupe, blueberries and grapes – yum!  Of course you could also add in mangos, oranges, apples, kiwis – anything goes –  because its summer!   

The fruit is bright and refreshing alone and then stir in a small container of key lime yogurt and the salad becomes silky and slightly sweet with a key lime kick.

Top it all with some honey almond granola (I get mine at sprouts), and you have instantly elevated your fruit salad (in 30 SECONDS) into something sweet and citrusy with a satisfying granola almond crunch! 

So if you are going to any sort of BBQ/pool party/get together this summer and you are going to want to bring something easy, refreshing and delicious to share – something  that screams summer – this Creamy Fruit Salad with Yogurt is the answer!

Healthy Fruit Salad with Yogurt

What I love just as much as how DELICIOUS this fruit salad with yogurt is, is that it’s healthy!  NO cool whip, NO marshmallow cream, NO added sugar, NO cream cheese – just fresh fruit and yogurt dressing – and that’s all it needs!  The fruit and yogurt are both stand-alone-fabulous and together they are exponentially YUMMY!

fruit salad with yogurt in a glass bowl with pineapple, strawberries, grapes, blueberries

What’s in Fruit Salad with yogurt?

For this Creamy Fruit Salad recipe, you will need:

  • 1 16 oz. container Key Lime yogurt
  • 1 small pineapple, chopped
  • 1 cantaloupe, chopped
  • 2 cups green grapes
  • 1 cup strawberries, chopped
  • 1 cub blueberries
  • 1/2 cup honey almond granola – optional (I get mine in the bulk section at Sprouts)

I chose these fruits because of they’re juicy sweetness and shapes play beautifully together.  I also like to choose fruits that don’t turn brown such as bananas or apples when I’m not coating the salad in a citrus vinaigrette.  This allows you to assemble the Fruit Salad with Yogurt 100% ahead of time without worrying about them turning brown.  

Recipe Variations

That being said, you can also substitute any of the aforementioned fruit with your favorites below:

  • oranges
  • bananas
  • apples
  • mangos
  • kiwis
  • honeydew
  • pears

You will want to toss bananas, apples, pears or any fruit that oxidizes in some pineapple juice (my fav juice for fruit because it’s not tart) before adding to the fruit salad.

This Fruit Salad with Yogurt is also delectable with added nuts, coconut or craisins. 

the YOGURT DRESSING

The yogurt dressing for this Creamy Fruit Salad couldn’t be any easier – just purchase a container of Key Lime Yogurt – that’s it!  Key Lime yogurt is sweet, tangy and stand alone delicious but even more delicious with fruit!   Key Lime Yogurt pairs so beautifully with fruit, I’ve already made a fruit dip out of it, so I thought, why not just turn it into a dressing?! 

The yogurt dressing mingles with the juices from the pineapple to create the perfect silky, creamy consistency of sweet, tangy citrus delight.  It enlivens and enhances the fruit without overpowering it. 

showing how to make fruit salad with yogurt by adding pineapple, grapes, blueberries, strawberries to a bowl

how to make fruit salad with yogurt

This Fruit Salad with Yogurt couldn’t be any easier to make, especially because the dressings is already made! To make, simply add all of the fruit to a large bowl, add the d key lime yogurt and toss to evenly combined. Chill the fruit salad in the refrigerator until ready to serve then sprinkle granola over top.

Tips for Creamy FRUIT SALAD with yogurt

This Fruit Salad with Yogurt is incredibly simple to make and can be assemble din 15 minutes!  All you have to do is peel, chop and stir!    Here are a couple tips and tricks:

  • Use ripe fruit.  If your fruit ins’t ripe then your salad will taste bitter instead of sweet and fruity, so make sure you plan accordingly.
  • Add honey.  If you’re fruit is ripe but not as sweet as you like, then you can add some honey or sprinkle in some sugar.  Make sure you start with a little, stir until completely incorporated before tasting and deciding whether or not you want more.
  • Add lime juice.  On the other end of the spectrum, if you would like a tangier creamy fruit salad, you can add a little lime juice to taste.  Make sure you only do this after you’ve stirred in the yogurt.
  • Chill your fruit.  You can chill your fruit whole or after it’s chopped, but make sure to chill it for at least least 2 hours. Chilled fruit is everything in a fruit salad – no one likes warm fruit salad!  Chilled fruit makes your entire creamy fruit salad taste bright, fresh and refreshing. 
  • Don’t mix granola with the salad until ready to serve. The granola become soggy quickly so only add it to the salad once you’re ready to sere. Also, don’t add the granola to the fruit salad if you expect leftovers; in that case, add the granola to individual servings.
showing how to make fruit salad with yogurt by pouring yogurt over fruit

How to Serve Fruit Salad with yogurt

I love servings this Creamy Fruit Salad with Yogurt for parties because it is make ahead, stress free and always a crowd pleaser.  In addition, I love making this fruit salad just to have in the refrigerator as a healthy snack or immediate side throughout the day.   You do the chopping work once and get days of refreshing satisfaction.  

showing how to make fruit salad with yogurt by tossing fruit with yogurt

HOW MANY PEOPLE DOES THIS CREAMY FRUIT SALAD SERVE?

This Creamy Fruit Salad with Yogurt makes approximately 13 cups.  If each person has a one cup serving, it will serve 13 people.  Of course, I could easily eat 3x that amount and a child will barely eat ½ a cup, so you need to take your audience into consideration as well as what else you are serving with it.

You can also double/triple this Creamy Fruit Salad recipe or halve it depending on the amount of people you want to serve. And, as you can see by the section below, I love leftovers of this fruit salad!

HOW LONG DOES FRUIT SALAD with yogurt KEEP?

This Creamy Fruit Salad stores well for 2-3 days in the refrigerator BUT the granola will soften.  Also be aware, that the longer it sits, the softer the strawberries will become. I recommend only adding granola to your serving if you know there will be leftovers.

showing how to make fruit salad with yogurt by adding granola

How to Use FRUIT SALAD with Yogurt LEFTOVERS

  • Yogurt.  Even though this Creamy Fruit Salad has yogurt in it, I still love adding it to vanilla yogurt so it is more yogurt with fruit instead of fruit with a yogurt dressing.
  • Granola.  Same with granola – I love adding this fruit salad to granola for even more crunch.
  • Smoothies.  You can freeze leftover fruit salad for smoothies.  Simply divide any leftovers into individual sandwich bags, seal and freeze for later.  Combine with vanilla yogurt, ice/or frozen banana, orange juice and sugar to taste.
  • Slushies.  You can also create an immediate slushy by adding your leftover creamy fruit salad to your blender along with ice and some honey or sugar.
  • Popsicle.  You can even make Popsicles! Puree the fruit salad, add honey/sugar if desired to taste and pour into Popsicle molds and freeze untit set. 

CAN I MAKE CREAMY FRUIT SALAD AHEAD OF TIME?

  • Yes, please do! This Creamy Fruit Salad is best if assembled and allowed to chill 2 hours in the refrigerator before serving (without granola). 
  • You can assemble and refrigerate the salad longer than two hours in advance but do not add the granola until ready to serve – we want it to stay nice and crunchy!
  • You can prep the fruit salad 24 hours in advance by chopping all of the fruit and storing them in separate airtight containers or baggies so  all you have to do is toss everything together.

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top view of creamy fruit salad with yogurt before tossing

Creamy Fruit Salad with Key Lime Yogurt Dressing

This Creamy Fruit Salad with Yogurt takes fruit salad to a whole new level of delicious! It is bursting with fresh fruit and dreamy, creamy key lime yogurt dressing. It’s fresh, sweet, tangy and of course – creamy! with a satisfying granola crunch. You can customize the fruit with your favorite fruits or with whatever you have on hand. This Creamy Fruit Salad with yogurt literally comes together in minutes! Just chop your fruit, add your yogurt and fruit salad is served! You can also chop all your fruit and stir in the yogurt in advance for an easy, make ahead potluck side, snack, breakfast or lunch or dinner side. No matter when you serve this Creamy Fruit Salad recipe, it will be a fresh, vibrant hit!
Servings: 13 cups
Prep Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 16 oz. container Key Lime yogurt
  • 1 small pineapple, chopped
  • 1 cantaloupe, chopped
  • 2 cups green grapes
  • 1 cup strawberries, chopped
  • 1 cub blueberries
  • 1/2 cup honey almond granola (I get mine in the bulk section at Sprouts)

Instructions

  • Add fruit to a large bowl then add key lime yogurt. Toss until evenly combined.
  • Chill salad until ready to serve then sprinkle granola over top OR if serving immediately, sprinkle granola over top and serve.
  • Don’t mix granola with the salad unless you are going to eat the entire salad right away or the granola will get soggy.

Notes

* Feel free to get creative with your fruit – add/substitute oranges, apples, mangos, kiwis, etc
* For a pretty presentation, you can layer your fruit then top with layer of key lime yogurt followed by sprinkling of granola.

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20 Comments

  1. Cia says

    OMG! This is going down as my new favorite blog. That looks absolutely delicious-and so healthy! I am going to make this today.

    • Jen says

      Wow, Cia, thank you SO MUCH!!! That is such an compliment! Thanks for making my day!

  2. Kungphoo says

    mmm that looks really good!! I am a big fan of granola on everything.. well almost everything.

    • Jen says

      Me too! I love the hearty flavorful crunch! I am such a texture person!

  3. Paula Parker says

    Yummy, yummy, yummy. I got fruit salad in my tummy! Two groovy thumbs up on this healthy and delicious fruit salad.

    • Jen says

      LOL! Thanks Paula! I love that I even got a “groovy” 2 thumbs up!

  4. Laura (Another Cent Saved) says

    No fair! I forgot breakfast and lunch and now need to run out and get the rest of the ingredients. This looks amazing. Your images are just beautiful. Thank you for sharing. I am also sharing it everywhere lol 🙂

    • Jen says

      Thank you Laura for all your kind words and for sharing! It is much appreciated!

  5. Meredith Elizabeth says

    The clarity is awesome in your photos. I love granola. I get “Love Crunch” which is organic. I used to make granola homemade when I was in my 20s. I’d enjoy eating this all day long. We just don’t buy much fruit these days. Have you made homemade yogurt or granola before?

    • Jen says

      Hi Meredith, thanks for your compliments on my photography! I have never made homemade granola or yogurt before but homemade granola is definitely on my list to try! I’m sure it will make it on the blog eventually 🙂

  6. Holli says

    Oh my gosh, yummy! I am so hungry right now but don’t have the ingredients to make this. Do I settle for peanut butter toast or head out to the store?!

    • Jen says

      LOL! Tough decision! I’m the wrong person to ask because I would say go to the store! 🙂

  7. Dawn @ Pin-n-Tell says

    I’ve never had a fruit salad quite like this! Awesome recipe 🙂 I know what I’m making for Saturday morning breakfast… so pinning this!

    • Jen says

      I’m excited for you to make this! it is a great, easy breakfast that makes you feel pampered at the same time!

  8. Healing Tomato says

    This is too good to be real! 🙂 I am so glad to have a great recipe for granola. I like eating it as a late night snack. This will be perfect for the 3am cravings. 🙂

    • Jen says

      You are too kind Rini! I am so happy to have helped you with a snack for late night/early morning cravings! I must admit though, you are a better woman than I for eating fruit salad at 3am 🙂

  9. Lisa says

    I made this for our 4th of July celebration and it was a HUGE hit!!!!! Everyone loved it so much they asked me to make more for our FHE this Sunday! 🙂

    • Jen says

      That’s awesome Lisa! I am so thrilled everyone loved it so much they are demanding an encore :)! That makes me so happy! I hope you had a fabulous 4th of July!