Fruit Salad with Vanilla Dressing


fruit salad

Our son had another opportunity to get into the kitchen and create something for us. I suggested a fruit salad since I am doing my best to steer him away from desserts. This is a beautiful fresh salad that has a rather unique combination of fruit and a delicious yogurt based dressing. I think that in the future we will use vanilla bean yogurt to up the rich flavor of the mix. It is a good idea to go ahead and make the dressing before cutting up the fruit. The dressing will coat the fruit and help to keep it from browning. A really lovely fruit salad that is a healthy substitute for a sugary dessert.



  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 Granny Smith apple, cored and diced
  • 1 cup seedless grapes, halved
  • 1 pear, peeled, cored and diced
  • 10 to 12 medium size strawberries, halved
  • 1 mango, peeled and diced
  • 1 banana, sliced
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts, toasted


  1. In a small mixing bowl whisk together the yogurt, mayonnaise, lemon juice, honey, vanilla extract and salt. Season with pepper, to taste. Set aside.
  2. Place all of the fruit and the nuts into a large mixing bowl and toss to combine. Add the dressing, toss and serve.

~ from ~


About Worth Stopping By . . .

I am a blogger who would rather talk than write. I enjoy traveling, family time, friends and food/fine dining. I have made some real efforts in the kitchen lately, and I blog in order to document and motivate myself to: 1.) fully use all of the fresh ingredients in my kitchen and 2.) cook healthy, creative meals.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s