Fruit Salad With Poppy Seed Dressing

The creamy poppy seed dressing in this recipe contains low-fat yogurt, which is an excellent source of B vitamins, protein, and calcium. Some experts claim that yogurt, when ingested, supplies the intestinal tract with good bacteria to help keep it in good working order.

Serves: 8


  •  8 cups fresh fruit, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 2-2/3 cups low-fat vanilla yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon poppy seeds 


  1. Combine all fruit in a large bowl.
  2. In a smaller bowl, fold poppy seeds into yogurt with a whisk or spatula.
  3. Spoon a portion of fruit salad into individual serving dishes, then pour 2 to 3 tablespoons of yogurt mixture over the fruit—or set out the fruit salad and yogurt dressing separately and invite your guests to help themselves. 

Note:  For this salad we used equal parts peeled peaches and oranges, chunks of pineapple, grapes, and berries. Use any fruit you like.

Per Serving (approximate)

Calories 184
Total Fat 1.5 g

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