Salads are not just for summer time! This fall fruit salad is full of fresh flavors and a perfect way to incorporate fruit into your daily diet. 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 may forget about eating fruits because they seem like a perfect snack when it is hot outside. This salad includes a variety of seasonal fruits like Fuyu persimmons, red pears, and apples. I hope you enjoy!
Fruit Salad with Greek Yogurt Dressing
- 2 red pears cored and cubed
- 2 pink lady apples cored and cubed
- 1 red delicious apple cored and cubed
- 1 cup red grapes halved
- 2 Fuyu persimmons diced
- 1/2 cup pomegranate arils
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans unsalted
For the Greek yogurt dressing
- 1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 1 tsp. lemon zest
- 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
- 2 Tbsp. honey
- dash of cinnamon and nutmeg
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
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!