This Apple Fruit Salad with Greek vanilla yogurt dressing is filled with apples, grapes, oranges and mixed with a creamy, cinnamon sauce.
APPLE FRUIT SALAD
I think this is a perfect fall fruit salad. It has all those flavors of fall with apples and cinnamon. Of course, any time of year is a good time of year for fruit salad. The Greek yogurt dressing isn't too heavy and adds just the right amount of sweetness to this fruit salad (without being too sweet.) Feel free to substitute the brown sugar with honey.
HOW DO I KEEP APPLES FROM TURNING BROWN?
I'm using a (16 oz.) package of apples that are already sliced. These pre-packaged apples already have vitamin C added to keep them from turning brown quickly. I just chopped them up into thirds to make them more bite-sized. If you are using freshly chopped apples, you will want to add lemon juice or crush up some Vitamin C and sprinkle it onto your apples to keep them from turning brown.
WHY USE GREEK YOGURT? WHAT OTHER FRUITS CAN I USE?
I like to use the Greek Yogurt because it is thicker. It keeps the dressing from being too "soupy." This dressing can go with any fruits you might enjoy. So feel free to add whatever fruits you have on hand; blueberries, strawberries, etc. Just make sure if you use any canned fruit that you don't get the kind that is packed in heavy syrup or it will be far too sweet. You want to look for fruits that are packed in 100% juice.
INGREDIENTS NEEDED: (FULL RECIPE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE POST)
- seedless grapes
- mandarin oranges
- Greek vanilla yogurt
- brown sugar
- ground cinnamon
HOW TO MAKE APPLE FRUIT SALAD:
In a large bowl, add all the salad ingredients.
Next, whisk together all the dressing ingredients in a bowl until thoroughly combined.
Pour the dressing over the salad ingredients. And stir gently until combined. Serve and refrigerate any leftovers.
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APPLE FRUIT SALAD
For the dressing:
- 1 cup Greek vanilla yogurt
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 3 tablespoon mayonnaise
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 2 teaspoon lemon juice
For the salad:
- 4 cups chopped apples
- 2 cups seedless grapes, halved
- 1 (11 oz) can mandarin oranges (drained really well)
- 1 cup walnuts
- ⅓ cup raisins
- Whisk together all the dressing ingredients in a bowl until thoroughly combined.
- In a large bowl, add all the salad ingredients.
- Pour the dressing over the salad ingredients.
- And stir gently until combined.
- Serve and refrigerate any leftovers.
Originally published: June 2012
Updated & republished June 2019