Tropical Fruit Salad with Vanilla Yogurt
Cutting into a fresh pineapple is always a welcome task around our house. The sweet aroma fills the kitchen with tropical ambiance. Add a little papaya and strawberry to the mix and you’ve got a snack fit for a luau. Our Tropical Fruit Salad with Vanilla Yogurt isn’t purely morning fare. Serve this healthy, kid-friendly dish for breakfast or in the afternoon when the kiddos get home from school. It’s a light healthy alternative to that store-bought fruit snacks loaded with artificial sweeteners and colors.
Got a summer event to attend? With a dollop of creamy vanilla yogurt on top a colorful array of delicious tropical fruit, this dish is a delightful sight at any potluck or summer BBQ. Top it all off with crunchy almonds and you’ll have them coming back for more.
Tropical Fruit Salad with Vanilla Yogurt Sauce
- 2 cups nonfat plain yogurt
- 1 Tbsp raw honey
- ½ tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1 medium pineapple
- 1 medium papaya peeled, cut into 1-inch cubes
- 1 cup fresh blueberries
- 1 cup quartered strawberries
- ¼ cup slivered raw almonds (1 oz.)
Combine yogurt, honey, and extract in a medium bowl; mix well. Refrigerate, covered, until time to serve.
Stand pineapple upright; vertically cut about a third from one side, leaving the leaves attached. Remove fruit from large half, leaving a ½-inch thick shell. Discard outer peel from the smaller section. Cut fruit into ½–inch cubes.
Combine pineapple, papaya, blueberries, and strawberries in a medium bowl; toss gently to blend.
Serve fruit salad evenly topped with yogurt sauce and almonds.
Nutritional Information (per serving):
Total Fat: 2 g
Saturated Fat: 0 g
Cholesterol: 1 mg
Sodium: 13 mg
Carbohydrates: 14 g
Fiber: 2 g
Sugars: 11 g
Protein: 4 g
1 Single Serving Snack
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Photo by Rebecca Swanner.