Nothing says summer better than a bowl of colorful fresh juicy fruit, and this Mediterranean Fruit salad recipe celebrates all those summer flavors in the most delicious way! Juicy watermelon, strawberries, pineapple, blueberries, oranges…whatever fruit is in season at the moment, tossed in a tangy citrus dressing. I’ve also added fresh peaches, cherries, honeydew melon, and grapes to the salad, depending on my mood.
Once scooped into individual dishes, the salad is topped with a dollop of yogurt (Greek adds a nice tang), a handful of sliced almonds or pistachios, and a drizzle of honey. Just thinking about it makes my mouth water! Refreshing, easy to make, and chock full of healthy ingredients, this Mediterranean Fruit Salad can be served as a side dish, main dish, or dessert, the best fruit salad you will ever have!
Mediterranean Fruit Salad
Growing up in upstate New York, I had the luxury of fresh fruit most of the year, but especially in the summer. Years ago, back when I was young and carefree, a friend (Kathy) and I would get together every Saturday to hang out on my roof (I had a flat roof outside my apartment bedroom window) to talk and sunbathe. Part of our ritual included a takeout order from the local Lebanese/Mediterranean restaurant with this fruit Salad and a few dolmades (stuffed grape leaves). Ah, the life of no responsibilities, when the only thing I had to worry about is tipping the delivery guy. I don’t have the luxury of sunbathing every Saturday anymore or even hanging with a friend and doing nothing, but a few bites of this fruit salad takes me right back to the summer of 1992/93.
Since yogurt is a healthy protein, sometimes I’ll have this for breakfast and sometimes my husband and I have this as a side dish with dinner, but Mediterranean fruit salad also makes a pretty addition to a summer picnic table. Set the yogurt and almonds out in small serving dishes, along with the bottle of honey, and let people help themselves.
This fruit salad goes perfect with Cornell/Brooks BBQ chicken!