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This has been the summer of fresh fruit for me. Every trip to the market finds my counter covered with seasonal produce. I have been craving juicy watermelons, sweet peaches, tangy pineapple, and tart berries. This recipe for Melon Fruit Salad with Honey Yogurt Dressing satisfies all of these things! The fruit? So fresh. The Chobani® Honey Greek Yogurt dressing? Too easy. Let’s do this!
Fruit Salad + Yogurt Dressing = DELISH!
If you are a fruit lover, you are going to adore this fun fruit salad recipe. I mean, come on, what’s not to love? Just take a spin around the seasonal produce section of your local Kroger and get to chopping.
For this recipe, we picked the freshest watermelon, cantaloupe, pineapple, peaches, black grapes, and blackberries. Look at all of the gorgeous colors.
And let’s talk about the EASY and healthy homemade honey yogurt dressing made with Chobani Greek Yogurt. You can find it in the dairy section of your local Kroger. The smooth, creamy yogurt is packed with protein and low in fat—which makes it the perfect base for our fruit salad dressing.
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Ingredients Needed for Melon Fruit Salad + Honey Yogurt Dressing:
- Chobani Vanilla Greek Yogurt (I used 0% fat.)
- Orange (juice and zest)
- Seedless grapes
- Fresh mint (optional)
One of the best things about this recipe is that I get to use a product that I know and love: Chobani Greek Yogurt. I have a special drawer in my fridge dedicated to the single-serve varieties in all my fave flavors. It is my grab-and-go for snacking. Plus, Chobani is made with only natural ingredients and nothing artificial. Learn more at Chobani.com.
TIP: Use the fruit that is in season in your area. This will give you the best results. Look for fruit that is ripe, but still firm.
How to Make Fruit Salad:
- In a small bowl, whisk together the Chobani Vanilla Greek Yogurt, honey, the zest of an orange, and the juice of half an orange. Keep chilled until ready to serve.
- Prepare the fruit by peeling, chopping, etc. as listed in the recipe at the bottom of this post.
- Layer the fruit in a serving dish.
- Just before serving, either toss the fruit with the prepared yogurt dressing, or spoon it over the top.
- Sprinkle with fresh, chopped mint.
You can use a tool to make the melon into traditional ball shapes, but I think it is faster and easier to cut them into small bite-sized cubes—don’t you?
I like to start with the watermelon first. Once I chop it, I place it in a colander to let it drain and dry. Same goes with any other fruit that is juicy or has been washed. You want it to be patted dry before you prepare the fruit salad.
TIP: To keep the peaches and pineapple from turning brown after you chop them, drizzle the remaining orange juice over the top and toss gently. The acid in the citrus fruit prevents the enzymes from oxidizing. Science.
There are several ways you can serve Melon Fruit Salad. The colors really pop if you layer them in a glass serving bowl. Or, hollow out the melon and the pineapple for fun serving dishes.
You can toss all of the fruit with the yogurt dressing right before serving. Or, arrange the fruit in rainbow order and serve the dressing on the side.
TIP: You can adjust the consistency of the yogurt dressing by using less orange juice.
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We used the Chobani Vanilla Greek Yogurt for this recipe, but you can your favorite blend. The yogurt dressing is light with just the right amount of vanilla, honey, and citrus that brings out the fresh fruit flavors.
Every bite is an adventure.
Tips + Tricks for the Best Results:
- If you don’t have an orange, a lemon or couple of limes will do. The yogurt dressing will have more “zing” to it. 🙂
- After washing the peaches, berries, and grapes, let them drain then pat them completely dry.
- Drain the melon cubes and pineapple cubes and pat them dry. The salad will stay fresher longer if it isn’t too soggy.
- Try a combination of kiwi fruit, green grapes, and honey dew in place of the peaches, black grapes, and cantaloupe for a fresh, green pop of color and flavor.
- You can prepare this recipe ahead of time, but do not add the yogurt dressing or blackberries until just before serving.
- Serve in fun fruit bowls for a healthy, no bake dessert that your friends will love.
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Melon Fruit Salad with Honey Yogurt Dressing
Use your favorite seasonal fresh fruits and our EASY homemade honey yogurt dressing to create a delicious, fresh and healthy dessert everyone will love.
- 5.3 oz Chobani ® Blended Greek Yogurt
- 3 tablespoons honey
- 1 orange zest and juice
- 8 cups seedless watermelon cubed (about half a medium melon), drained
- 3 cups cantaloupe cubed (about half a melon), drained
- 1 pineapple peeled, cored, chopped, drained
- 2 peaches pitted, chopped
- 1 cup grapes washed, dried
- 1 cup blackberries washed, dried
- 2 tablespoons mint finely chopped
In a small bowl, whisk together the Greek yogurt, honey, zest of one orange, and juice of HALF the orange. Chill until ready to use.
Prepare the fruit as noted in the ingredient list.
In a large serving bowl (or hollowed out melons and / or pineapples), arrange the fruit.
Before serving, toss with the yogurt dressing. Or, if desired, drizzle over the top.
Sprinkle with fresh chopped mint and serve. Keep chilled.
Before storing leftovers, drain any excess moisture from the fruit salad. Seal and refrigerate. Will keep for about 3 days.
If you prefer a thicker dressing, use half (or less) of the orange juice.