Every Sunday that we host family dinner (and even some Sundays we don’t) I whip up some of this fresh fruit salad. It is a GREAT summer recipe and a great side dish for any meal. It requires absolutely no skill whatsoever. You just get a big salad bowl and buy whatever quantity of fruits fits into your budget or match your tastebuds for the week. I usually go with about 5 apples, and then sprinkle red and green grapes with 1lb of sliced strawberries. I basically fill the bowl with a different variation of these fruits every week. You can even mix and match other fruits as you see fit – like blackberries, kiwi, pineapple. I add blueberries AFTER I add the dressing, which is the key, because I don’t want to squish the blueberries as I stir in the dressing. The key? Is the dressing (photographed above).
DRESSING: About a 1 1/2 Cups of Vanilla yogurt and about 1/8 Cup Agave Nectar.
And you may increase or decrease either ingredient based on your preference. Agave Nectar is quite sweet, this may mean you want more or less, depending on your own taste buds. You may also like more dressing in your fruit salad, although I feel like this is quite a bit. It’s a great dish to tinker with because you really can’t go wrong.
This has staying power as well as Wes, E and I eat on it for several days AFTER Sunday dinner. I even add granola to it for breakfast. It stores well for several days and is a great healthy and sweet treat for the summer. Here is the final product which I eat in LARGE QUANTITIES.