Welcome in the warmer temperatures with this beautiful and healthy Tropical Fruit Salad with Honey Yogurt Dressing recipe. Get adventurous by packing an ice chest and heading out on a tropical inspired picnic for a delicious day outdoors.
This Tropical Fruit Salad is beautiful as a snack board with the Honey Yogurt Dressing served on the side as a dip, layered in mason jars for individual serving, or simply chopped, sliced and tossed in a bowl. It’s super versatile and a lot lighter (in content and calories) than my usual 3 Ingredient Lemon Dip that uses cream cheese as its base.
Bonus: This one is only 3 ingredients as well!
Walking through my local Sprouts Farmers Market, with its vast selection of tropical fruit options, had me super excited for the warmer weather on the horizon. I like wandering through Sprouts because anytime there’s a lack of inspiration in your recipe rotation, you just head down their aisles where there’s always something to be found that isn’t available elsewhere. And this month their store is the equivalent of indulging in a taste of the tropics…without even leaving home.
Like the amazing Star Fruit starring in my fruit board. See what I did there? Starring? Ha.
To be honest, I’ve never even tried Star Fruit, nor seen it in any of the other grocery stores.
Star Fruit is a lightly sweetened fruit shaped in the form of a five point star, hence the name Star Fruit. High in fiber and Vitamin C, the skin on the fruit is edible, so once the seeds are removed, it’s a bit like biting into a crisp apple.
*While researching my newly found photographic star, I did discover, however, that those with kidney problems should avoid eating Star Fruit regularly as it may have reactions much like grapefruit has for those taking certain medications.
No worries if that’s the case though because the selection of Kiwis was also abundant! Did you know that the fuzzy skin on a kiwi is actually edible? It’s too texture-y for me and I’ve always been taught to peel a kiwi but it’s interesting that you can eat a kiwi as is in its rounded state.
Despite its small size, kiwi packs a ton of nutritional value full of nutrients like vitamin C, vitamin K, vitamin E, folate, and potassium. They also have a lot of antioxidants and are a good source of fiber, too.
Both the Star Fruit and the Kiwi enjoyed being bathed in the Honey Yogurt Dressing.
- 1 cup vanilla flavored Greek yogurt
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Whisk together the yogurt, honey and vanilla in a small bowl.
For a fruit salad, top cut fruit with the dressing. Enjoy immediately.
For a fruit board, serve alongside fresh fruit and use as a dip.
Made with only 3 ingredients, the dressing/dip is easy to whip together and its light texture makes it perfect for those warm weather months when needing something cool and healthy to eat.
Serve it with some homemade Baked Cinnamon Chips and you have the perfect afternoon snack. Serve both the Honey Yogurt Dip and the Cinnamon Chips alongside your fruit via the ever-popular snack board trend and you are sure to garner rave reviews when in total, you’ve spent about 30 minutes putting it all together.
Heading out for a summer picnic? Layer the sliced fruit in small glass jars, leaving it naked and dressing free until you reach your destination, and you’ve got yourself a grab and go treat!
Just be sure to toss in an ice pack into the ice chest to keep the dressing nice and cool and the fruit from browning too quickly.
These little glass jars filled with Tropical Fruit Salad would also be a great option for hosting brunch. Displaying the fruit salad in individual serving sizes and allowing guests to control the amount of dressing they prefer always makes for easy entertaining. And, it looks a bit fancier than a bowl of dressed salad that tends to look like, well, a yogurt-covered bowl of fruit.
However you choose to enjoy the Tropical Fruit Salad, Sprouts makes it easy to include something unique to your table.
This recipe for Tropical Fruit Salad with Honey Yogurt Dressing has been a sponsored conversation with Sprouts. All opinions are my own.