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Hello! I’m Anjali. I’m a board certified health coach, author, wife, mom and food lover from the SF Bay area (now living in Seattle, WA!); with a passion for delicious food and a desire to make healthy eating easy, tasty and fun! Learn more about me here and stay for a while!

Healthy, Easy Fruit Salad Recipe

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This easy fruit salad is so simple to make, and you can use any fruits you like (or that are in season!) It’s super versatile: perfect for a brunch side-dish, on-the-go snack, or healthy dessert. Ready in less than 15 minutes and kid-friendly too!

easy fruit salad with berries, oranges, grapes in a bowl against a wood background

I’m celebrating the end of summer with this gorgeous fruit salad today.

It’s drizzled with a light honey-orange sauce, which makes it completely irresistible. Thanks to the natural sweetness of the fruit, this healthy treat tastes like dessert but has only 2g added sugar (and only 100 calories) per serving! It’s simple to make, and you can use any fruits you like: apples, pears, berries, grapes, melons – the works!

How To Make This Healthy and Easy Fruit Salad – Step By Step 

  • Combine your fruit, honey and orange juice in a bowl and let sit for 1 hour in the fridge.
  • Top each bowl with 1 tbsp yogurt (or more!) before serving.

Why Add Greek Yogurt? Here are the Health Benefits of Greek Yogurt

This delicious and easy fruit salad is topped with Greek yogurt. Greek yogurt is an excellent source of calcium, which can help improve bone health. It also contains probiotics, which support a healthy bacterial balance in the gut.

Greek yogurt is protein-rich, so it may help people feel fuller for longer. Research suggests that people may eat less throughout the day after a meal that is high in protein.

How to make a kid-friendly fruit salad

Luckily, fruit salad is already a pretty kid-friendly treat. But if you have an especially picky child, here are some tips to making this recipe even more kid friendly:

  • Cut the pieces of fruit to be really small and bite sized – perfect for small hands
  • Use your child’s favorite fruits! If you’re trying to introduce something new, add one new fruit among the ones they already know and love
  • Be sure to let the fruit marinate in the honey + orange juice for at least an hour (but longer is better!) to let the natural sweetness of the fruit become even more enhanced.
  • Serve it in a dish they love – like these super cute owl plates which have the added benefit of being eco-friendly too!

How to adapt this easy fruit salad recipe for any season!

Thanks to the versatility of this salad, you can enjoy it throughout the seasons! Here are the fruits I’d recommend using depending on which season you’re making this recipe:

  • Winter: Grapefruit, Oranges, Tangerines
  • Spring: Apricots, Avocado, Mango, Pineapple, Strawberries
  • Summer: Blackberries, Blueberries, Nectarines, Peaches, Plums, Raspberries, Kiwi
  • Fall: Apples, Cranberries, Figs, Grapes, Pears, Pomegranate

Top Tips For This Easy Fruit Salad

  • Use the freshest/best quality fruit available to you, ideally fruit that’s in season
  • Let the mixed fruit sit in the fridge for an hour, to allow the natural sweetness to emerge and for it to chill.
  • Top with Greek yogurt – at least 1 tbsp per serving for creaminess, but to make this an even more filling snack, you can use up to 1/2 cup plain, unsweetened, low-fat Greek yogurt to pair with this fruit salad.

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Healthy, Easy Fruit Salad

This easy fruit salad is so simple to make, and you can use any fruits you like (or that are in season!) A versatile dish, perfect for a brunch side-dish, on-the-go snack, or healthy dessert. Ready in less than 15 minutes and kid-friendly too!
Prep Time15 mins
Rest1 hr
Total Time15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 109.6kcal
Author: Anjali Shah

Ingredients

  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 4 mandarin oranges peeled and sliced
  • 1 cup sliced strawberries
  • 1/2 cup green grapes
  • 1/4 cup lowfat plain greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 2 tbsp orange juice

Instructions

  • Combine your fruit, honey and orange juice in a bowl and let sit for 1 hour in the fridge.
  • Top each bowl with 1 tbsp yogurt before serving.

Notes

Top Tips For This Easy Fruit Salad
  • Use the freshest/best quality fruit available to you, ideally fruit that’s in season
  • Let the mixed fruit sit in the fridge for an hour, to allow the natural sweetness to emerge and for it to chill.
  • Top with Greek yogurt – at least 1 tbsp per serving for creaminess, but to make this an even more filling snack, you can use up to 1/2 cup plain, unsweetened, low-fat Greek yogurt to pair with this fruit salad.

Nutrition

Calories: 109.6kcal | Carbohydrates: 25.1g | Protein: 3.1g | Fat: 0.5g | Sodium: 9.7mg | Fiber: 4.1g | Sugar: 20g

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18 responses to “Healthy, Easy Fruit Salad Recipe”

  1. I love your recipes – I’ve been reading your blog for a long time and your recipes are great! I like simple and tasty recipes that are low calorie, with tons of fruits and veggies so yours are so helpful. Thanks!

    • Thanks Anne Marie!! This recipe really is great for these summer days – light and refreshing – absolutely perfect!

  2. I have a friend who is vegetarian and gluten-free that I’m hanging out with this weekend — this is a perfect dish for me to bring to her house for brunch! Can’t wait to try the honey orange sauce. Thanks, Anjali!

  3. oooh, great overhead photo shot. This looks light but filling – I’m on a healthy eating kick right now and it’s perfect

    • Thanks Shari! It’s one of my favorites — and so easy to make! I’m sure you will love this when you try it!

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