May 20, 2009

FRUIT SALAD WITH FRUIT YOGURT DRESSING

It's already middle of the summer in U.A.E. In this sizzling summer I don't feel like eating a heavy lunch. Fruit or vegetable salads are always my choice. This yogurt dressing salads are really my favorites with any fruits I can enjoy them. In one bowl of this yogurt fruit salad you can have nearly 75 calories (I am not very much sure) and that is more then enough for your body and carbohydrates are very low and vitamin c from grapes, mango, apple, banana and calcium from all fruits and almost 3 g of fiber from all fruits and rich in protein too. So what do you say isn't it a complete and healthy meal. I think so…………
And here is the recipe……………

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INGREDIENTS:-----

For dressing:----
Fat free yogurt --- 1 cup
Strawberry s --- 3 chopped
Orange zest (peel) grated --- 1 tea sp
Orange juice --- 1 tab sp fresh
Honey 1 tab sp (optional)
For salad:----
Apple --- 1 cut in to small cubes
Mango --- 1 cup small cubes
Green grapes – 1/2 cup cut in to half (seed less
Or you can use any seed less grapes)
Banana – 1 no. cut in to small pieces (peel cut and add banana just before serving otherwise it will turn black and mushy. The banana can hold the salad for about 10 min.)
Walnuts – chopped 1 tab sp
You can use any other fruits you like

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For yogurt dressing:---
1. Make strawberry pulp in a blender and pour in to a mixing bowl and add yogurt, orange juice, orange zest, honey and mix well till all ingredients are well combine, keep this dressing in fridge for 10 min.

How to combine salad:---
1. In the same time you can chop all frits
2. Now take all fruits in a mixing bowl and pour fruit yogurt on it and combine well to coat the dressing on all fruit pieces.
3. Spoon out the salad in to serving bowls and top with a tab sp of fruit yogurt and walnuts and serve chilled.

You can use any berry s for fruit yogurt dressing and banana and mango also give a great taste.
This is my one more entry for Mahimaa s 15 minute cooking event at Indian vegetarian kitchen.

30 comments:

Kitchen Flavours said...

Oh wow healthy and tasty....Nice way to start the day....Very refreshing and yum.....

Priya said...

Simple but yet a refreshing salad for hot summer!! looks very delicious!

Padma said...

Really healthy and perfect for summer :)

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

What a lovely recipe. So yummy!

Suparna said...

Hi,
love fruit salads dear :) ya I know the summer heat leaves one feel heavy and lazy after a meal :(
ur idea to a healthy filling is superb!yogurt dressing is really a cooling option.
Enjoy.
TC

Varunavi said...

Wow healthy and delicious dessert :)

Nithya Praveen said...

Agree nothing can be as tasty as fruits...lovely dressing,never thot of adding yogurt to fruits..unique one:)

Purva Desai said...

soothing and refreshing dessert for summer

Priti said...

Interesting salad...looks inviting dear

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

REkha, you just give us the best wow look at that mango topped yogurt dressing mmm what else can one ask for!!! Orange zest mmm perfect to induce the taste buds!!!

A2Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Rekha
What an excellent salad, looks yummy and very healthy too.
Lovely bright picture too.

notyet100 said...

yummy dressin,,.:-)

DEESHA said...

nice salad Rekha , I agree in summer yu dont feel like eating a heavy meal

Curry Leaf said...

Perfect summer salad.Cooling and healthy as well.

Ushanandini said...

Mmmm..mmmmm.. fruit salad....my fav. Your version of yogurt dressing is wonderful. Healthy also :)

Pavithra said...

WOw amazing shot.. I too love this so refreshing..

Trupti said...

salad looks delicious & healthy, easy to make.

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

this is a very nice salad recipe loaded with fruits... worth a try. thanks rekha.

Valarmathi said...

Very refreshing. Perfect for summer.

Lisa said...

Very refreshing and healthy. Perfect for hot weather!

Ramya said...

addition of fruit yogurt enhances the taste, looks yummy and healthy too.

Sara said...

This looks like a light and delicious salad! It's perfect for the warm weather we've been having here in California.

Ramya's Mane Adige said...

delicious!! Love fruit salads

LG said...

It is hot hear in Singapore too but it is like this around the year with occassional showers in between. Fruit salad with yogurt dressing is interesting Rekha and it looks soo good in the pic!

Sireesha said...

Very refreshing one for hot summers...

sowmya said...

LOOKS DELICIOUS..YUMMY DRESSING

Kalyani said...

wow a healthy dessert ... will try this one .... good to have in summer .....

Prathibha said...

Lovely dressing....Eating fruits in this summer is the best thing...Must be great with the dressing.

Parita said...

Fruit salad looks so refreshing and delicious..perfect for summers :)

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