Well, it’s that time of year again: warmer weather, backyard parties, and fruity treats! Mmm… Fruit salad. There’s nothing quite like the sweet smell of ripe fruit, is there? That fresh-from-the-garden scent can be so calming after a long day; and if you throw a great yogurt dip into the mix, well, that just takes it to the next level. Kids and adults alike will go wild for this healthy fruit salad recipe!
Dive In To A Weight Watcher Friendly Fruit Salad with a Maple-Walnut Greek Yogurt Dip
Fruit Salad Recipe – Healthy, Tried and True Tips
- Change up the fruit: You can switch up the fruit in this healthy fruit salad recipe to keep things fresh. Mango, pineapple, kiwi, cantaloupe, papaya, and melon all make great additions, as well as fresh berries in season.
- Add nuts: Nuts add protein, vitamins, and minerals to this healthy fruit salad recipe, so add them to suit your taste.
- Fruit salad is a great healthy snack on its own or as a base for parfaits or desserts.
- For your fruit salad, combine the grapes, pineapple, and mango in a large glass bowl.
- Pour in the pineapple juice then add lime zest and any residual fresh pineapple juice with the mint to bowl and toss it together.
- Allow this to sit in the fridge for at least one hour before serving. Add in the strawberries and kiwis just before serving with the yogurt dip for best presentation. (Strawberries will turn the pineapples pink and the kiwis won't keep their bright green color.)
What Ingredients Do I Need?
- Plain, non-fat Greek yogurt
- Walden Farms maple-walnut syrup
- Ground Cinnamon
- Seedless cotton candy Grapes (or regular green grapes if these aren't available)
- Fresh pineapple
- Fresh mint
What Are Cotton Candy Grapes?
While any type of grapes can be delicious in a fruit salad, the most delicious variety is one that I discovered earlier this year from our local produce co-op called Cotton Candy® grapes. True to its name, it's a sweeter variety of grape that invokes similar flavors to cotton candy. For those of you concerned about non-GMO foods, Cotton Candy grapes are not a genetically modified food. Through selective cross-breeding over many years, this type of grape naturally developed.
Can I Use Dried Fruit in a Fruit Salad?
Dried fruits are perfect for healthy fruit salad recipes, as they add If fresh fruit is not available, you can add some dried fruit for extra flavor. You can use dates, figs, raisins, and apricots for a chewy texture element. Pitted cherries give an extra sweet kick. Some other variations to try would be chopped dates or even freeze-dried apples, strawberries or pears.
What spices can I use in a Fruit Salad?
I love to use cinnamon in my fruit salad recipes, but you can also use nutmeg, a pumpkin pie spice blend or a bit of fresh basil or mint. If you’re looking for more spice, you can also try a pinch of cayenne pepper, tajin or paprika.
You Have To Try This Recipe!
This healthy fruit salad recipe is so delicious, it will be a hit at your next family barbecue or get-together. It’s easy to make and simple to customize, so be sure to add whatever fruit you have on hand and create your own perfect mix. This healthy fruit salad recipe is perfect for summer entertaining and is sure to delight your friends and family.
How Many Points Are In This Recipe?
With the new Weight Watchers Plan, points can vary for diabetics. Points can also vary with different brands. Please use your recipe maker to determine your exact points.
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- 1 cup plain, non-fat Greek yogurt
- 2 Tbsp Walden Farms Maple Walnut Syrup
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 cup seedless green grapes or cotton candy grapes, washed and halved
- 1 cup fresh pineapple, cut into chunks
- 1 large ripe mango, peeled and cut into chunks
- ¼ cup fresh pineapple juice
- Zest of 1 organic lime
- 2 Tbsp fresh lime juice
- 2 Tbsp fresh mint, finely chopped
- 1 cup fresh strawberries, hulled and cut into chunks
- 2 large fresh kiwi, peeled, halved, and sliced
- Simply combine the yogurt, maple walnut syrup and cinnamon in a serving dish.
- Add the sliced fruit to a large mixing bowl,
- Pour in the juice, lime zest, and mint, then stir gently to combine.
- Serve fruit in a large bowl with the yogurt dip on the side.
If you like a little more texture in your dip, a few crushed walnuts would be an excellent addition!
Nutrition InformationYield 6 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 198Total Fat 2gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 2mgSodium 50mgCarbohydrates 43gFiber 4gSugar 32gProtein 6g
*This is an automatic calculation by a third party app*
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