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Easy Red and Green Fruit Salad

This Easy Red and Green Fruit Salad uses berries, grapes, and kiwi, and this delicious kid-friendly salad is also gluten-free. Use Fruit Recipes to find more like this one.

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Recently I started learning about anti-oxidant rich foods, but when I tried to eat more of them I noticed I was ignoring the berries. Truthfully, I’ve never been that good of a fruit eater, and now that I’m watching for carbs a bit more, I’m more likely to choose something like rice or beans for my higher carb foods for a meal.  But berries do have amazing nutritional value, so I am making a vow to include them in my meals a little more often, starting with this delicious Red and Green Fruit Salad!

This recipe is dedicated to my brother Rand, the absolute fruit lover in my family. I remember when Rand lived in Chicago, every time he came to visit my mother would put out a big bowl of fruit on the table for him.  For Rand and all the other fruit lovers out there, you’re going to love this recipe!

The ultra-simple idea of combining berries with vanilla yogurt to make a healthy fruit salad is one I got from a woman named Kaye that I used to work with.  I admit, this is so simple it’s almost foolish to call it a recipe. Through the years, I’ve tried different combinations, and this is one I’ve really liked.

(Easy Red and Green Fruit Salad was updated with new photos and step-by-step instructions, September 2014)

Easy Red and Green Fruit Salad found on KalynsKitchen.com

Wash grapes if needed and pat dry with paper towels.  (I cut them in half if they’re big.) I used this little pack of perfect raspberries.

Peel the kiwi and cut into bite-sized pieces. I used to use this low-carb yogurt as a dressing for the salad; you probably only need one container unless you really like a lot of dressing.

Now I’d probably make a dressing by combining plain Greek yogurt, a little bit of light Agave Nectar, and a little vanilla. Gently combine the fruit in a bowl.

Then stir in the desired amount of dressing and serve.  That’s all!

Easy Red and Green Fruit Salad found on KalynsKitchen.com

More Tasty Salads with Fruit:

Arugula, Red Grape, and Shaved Manchego Salad ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Mixed Berry and Banana Fruit Salad ~ Simply Recipes
Apple-Jicama Slaw with Sweet and Spicy Sriracha Dressing ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Blueberry, Cucumber, Basil Salad ~ Cafe Johnsonia
Caprese Salad with Red and Green Tomatoes and Kiwifruit ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen

Easy Red and Green Fruit Salad

This Easy Red and Green Fruit Salad uses berries, grapes, and kiwi.

Ingredients:

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup green grapes, cut in half lengthwise if they’re large
  • 6 oz. raspberries
  • 2 kiwi, peeled and cut in 1/2 inch pieces
  • 6 oz vanilla yogurt if not making the dressing below (I use Kroger Carb Master yogurt, use sugar-free yogurt for the South Beach Diet)

Yogurt Dressing Ingredients:

  • (Use these ingredients to make Greek yogurt into a tasty dressing)
  • 6-8 oz. plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 T  light Agave Nectar (or another sweetener of your choice)
  • 1/2 tsp. Vanilla (or a little more, to taste)

Directions:

  1. Wash grapes if needed and pat dry with paper towels.  (You can cut them in half if they’re extra big.)
  2. Peel the kiwi and cut into bite-sized pieces.
  3. Gently combine the grapes, berries, and kiwi in a bowl.
  4. If you’re making the Greek yogurt dressing, combine the yogurt, agave nectar and vanilla with a whisk.
  5. Combine ingredients with desired amount of dressing, being careful not to over mix, although some breaking apart of the raspberries will improve the flavor.
  6. Chill if desired.
  7. This will keep in the refrigerator for a day or two, although it’s best freshly made.
  8. Other fruits you can use include blueberries, blackberries, plums, or red grapes.

Notes:

Inspiration for the idea was from Kaye.

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Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
Using low carb yogurt or making a low-sugar dressing with fat-free Greek yogurt will make this a suitable dish for the South Beach Diet, phase two or three. Kroger brand Carb master Yogurt has only 4 carbs and 1 1/2 grams fat in six ounces, but there are other good low carb yogurts available if you can’t find the Kroger brand. Since this salad is mostly fruit, it’s probably too high in carbs for a traditional low-carb diet plan.

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10 comments on “Easy Red and Green Fruit Salad”

  1. Love the idea of mango in this. And I love your signature; that was me before I quit teaching to be a full-time blogger.

  2. This sounds delicious. I thin a little cut up mango would also go nicely with the other fruit choices.

  3. My husband started to tell me recently to avoid too much of rice in the meal and move to just salad for one meal. In my search of salad recipes, i reached your blog. Its just great… Now I start trying out the recipes that would suit my taste. I have found manyyyyy… Thanks

  4. Noluthando, South Beach is not a “low carb” diet and I don’t count carbs, so I don’t calculate that informtion, sorry.

  5. Hi all, I am an all-around newbie to this–blogging, posting, etc, etc. So forgive me if my question has been answered somewhere and I just didn’t see it. I’m on a low-carb regime and want to try the yummy sounding fruit salad but I did not see the total number of carbs listed. Please let me know. Thanks! Nolu

  6. Not at all — your approach is very reasonable.

  7. Thanks Jill, Sher, and BNA.

    The comments that were deleted contained links which were basically “ads” for other sites. I know new bloggers sometimes do this with no bad intentions, but once you start allowing people to leave those kinds of comments, they just encourage others to do it, so I have deleted them. I hope no one is offended.

  8. looks beautiful! I love these kinds of salads.

  9. That looks so delicious–and healthy. I’m kind of picky about my fruit salad, don’t like marshmallows either. This salad of yours looks perfect.

  10. My husband grew up with the idea that fruit salad was a little fruit in a bowl with a sauce full of sugar and marshmallows. I grew up with the idea that fruit salad was fresh, in-season fruit chopped up and thrown in a bowl. This sounds like a way to merge our tastes!

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