Salads are not just for summer time!
fall fruit salad is full of fresh flavors and a perfect way to incorporate fruit into your daily diet. It is also gluten free!
I like this salad because since it is made with a
Greek yogurt dressing you are getting a good source of protein and calcium in as well.
I added the pecans for an additional crunch but also because they contain a trace mineral – Copper – which is used by the body for energy and nervous system function.
Often times when the weather gets cooler, we easily forget about eating fruits because they seem like a perfect snack when it is hot outside.
This salad helps us sneak in those
seasonal fruits during the Fall & Winter months!
This salad is totally customizable but I included a variety of seasonal fruits like pears, Granny Smith apples, blood oranges and pomegranate arils!
Ingredients needed for Fall Fruit Salad: Apples: I recommend Granny smith, Honey Crisp, Pink Lady, Fuji, Gala, Northern Spy Pomegranate arils: Pro tip: Buy the pomegranate seeds so you don’t have to deal with the hassle of getting the seeds out yourself! Pears: Green Anjou, Bartlett, Comice, Concorde, Forelle, or seckel. Oranges: Blood oranges are a great seasonal citrus to use. Or you can use mandarine oranges, naval oranges, or tangerines. Kiwi: a great source of potassium and vitamin C. Pecans: Optional but adds a nice crunch! For the dressing: Greek yogurt Lemon Juice and Zest Honey Vanilla Extract Cinnamon & Nutmeg How to make a fall fruit salad First make the dressing: Combine yogurt, honey, lemon zest, lemon juice, vanilla, honey and spices in a small bowl and set side.
In a large bowl, gently toss together the cut up fruit slices.
preparing salad ahead of time, be sure to squeeze a little extra lemon juice on the fruit so it does not turn brown.
Also – top with dressing only right before serving fruit salad. Sprinkle with extra cinnamon and pecans before serving.
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3 red or green pears, sliced 4 Pink Lady or Honey Crisp apples, diced 4 Granny Smith apples, diced 4 blood oranges or naval oranges 4 kiwi, quartered 1 cup pomegranate arils 1/2 cup chopped pecans, chopped (optional) For the Greek yogurt dressing 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt 1 tsp. lemon zest 3 Tbsp. lemon juice 2 Tbsp. honey 1 tsp. vanilla extract dash of cinnamon and nutmeg
Combine yogurt, honey, lemon zest, lemon juice, vanilla, honey and spices in a small bowl and set side.
In a large bowl, gently toss together the cut up fruit slices. If preparing salad ahead of time, be sure to squeeze a little extra lemon juice on the fruit so it does not turn brown. Also – top with dressing only right before serving fruit salad. Sprinkle with extra cinnamon and pecans before serving too! YUM! Enjoy! May use mandarin oranges in place of blood orange or naval orange.
Other fruit ideas to add or sub into this salad: persimmons, dried cranberries, bananas, and grapes. Serving: 1 cup | Calories: 223 kcal