Red White and Blue Salad (Video)
Truthfully a holiday party salad with American flag colors doesn’t get much easier than this Red White and Blue Salad made with fruit! And this colorful salad is perfect for holiday parties all summer long, and I’d consider this a healthy treat for a special occasion.
This Red White and Blue Salad with strawberries, bananas, and blueberries is such a perfectly colored salad for a patriotic holiday. And the Fourth of July is just around the corner, so today I’m reminding you of this favorite salad for my Friday Favorites pick, and this is an idea for your holiday menu that’s extra easy to make!
You may be surprised to see a fruit salad on my blog, and it’s true fruit has much more sugar than vegetables so this is one of those recipes that I consider a healthy treat that you’d eat for a special occasion. But lately I’ve been hearing a lot about the health benefits of berries, and luckily they’re some of my favorite fruits.
This is probably too high in carbs for most of my readers to make often, but it’s a wonderful treat for a holiday meal.
What ingredients do you need?
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- fresh blueberries
- fresh strawberries
- low-carb vanilla yogurt (or plain Greek yogurt, agave, and vanilla if you prefer that option)
How did I make a carb-conscious Red White and Blue Salad?
For this salad I used lot of blueberries and strawberries and not much banana (since bananas are much higher in sugar.) I also use low-carb vanilla yogurt for the dressing, or if you don’t want artificial sweetener, you can make your own dressing with plain Greek yogurt with a touch of vanilla and agave nectar. (I tried both, and I think I prefer the Greek yogurt dressing, but the other one is a bit easier.)
Want Red White and Blue Salad that’s even lower in carbs?
I haven’t tried it yet but I was thinking about Laurel’s Jicama Salad that combines jicama with mango, and I think it might be fun to replace the banana in this salad with cubes of jicama, which would definitely reduce the carbs.
Can you use other red white and blue fruits?
You could use raspberries, blackberries, or pitted fresh cherries cut in half instead of strawberries for this salad if you prefer. You could use chopped pears instead of banana.
More Red White and Blue food:
- Red, White, and Blue Instant Pot Cheesecake ~ Pressure Cooking Today
- Red, White and Blue Quinoa Fruit Salad ~ Well Plated
- Red, White and Blue Berries and Cream ~ Cook Eat Well
How to make Red White and Blue Salad:
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- I used this whole container of blueberries from Costco, which was about 3 cups of blueberries.
- You’ll also need 3-4 cups of strawberries, cut up into same-size pieces.
- Cut up one banana into pieces about the same size as the strawberries.
- Mix together the strawberries, blueberries, and banana in a bowl.
- This low-carb yogurt makes a good dressing for the salad if you want the easiest version; you may only need one container unless you really like a lot of dressing. Or make your own dressing by combining plain fat-free Greek yogurt and a little bit of Monkfruit Sweetener (affiliate link) or another sweetener of your choice and a little vanilla.
- Combine dressing with the salad ingredients using as much dressing as you prefer, and serve!
More Fourth of July Salad Ideas:
- Loaded Cauliflower Potato Salad
- Green Bean and Tomato Salad
- Spinach Salad with Bacon and Feta
- Avocado Tomato Salad
- Strawberry Spinach Salad
- 3 cups fresh blueberries (slightly over one pound)
- 4 cups fresh strawberries, cut into bite-sized pieces
- 1 banana, cut into bite sized pieces
- 6 ounces low-carb vanilla yogurt (or see instructions if you prefer to make your own dressing)
- Pick through the blueberries and remove any bruised or spoiled ones. (Most blueberries don’t need to be washed, but if they do, rinse in a colander and then let dry well, patting dry with paper towels if needed.)
- Cut the stem out of each strawberry and cut into bite sized pieces.
- Peel banana and cut into bite-sized pieces.
- Put the blueberries, strawberries and banana pieces in a bowl and gently stir to combine.
- If you’re making your own dressing, whisk together 6 oz. plain Greek Greek yogurt, 1 T Monkfruit Sweetener (affiliate link), and 1/2 tsp. vanilla, tasting and adjusting the flavor with a little more sweetener or vanilla as desired.
- Stir the dressing into the fruit and gently combine. Serve right away.
- This can be kept in the fridge for a few hours, but it will get watery if it sits too long.
I would use Monkfruit Sweetener (affiliate link) for this recipe.
This recipe created by Kalyn.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 105Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 21mgCarbohydrates: 24gFiber: 4gSugar: 17gProtein: 3g
Nutrition information is automatically calculated by the Recipe Plug-In I am using. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee 100% accuracy, since many variables affect those calculations.
Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
Salads with fruit can’t be low-carb but this Red White and Blue Salad has 20 net carbs per serving, which might work for some people. You can make it lower in carbs by using even a smaller amount of banana or trying the tip to substitute jicama cubes for banana. Blueberries and strawberries are relatively low-glycemic as far as fruits go, but this Red White and Blue Salad is still probably Phase 3 for the original South Beach Diet.
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Historical Notes for this Recipe:
This easy Red White and Blue Salad was first posted in 2014. It was last updated with more information in 2023.