In Los Angeles it seems as though Fall weather will never be upon us- we have had some of the hottest temps of the year here in September!! That being said we are still enjoying our fair share of salads, Gabby included. She asked to make a fruit salad recently and I was interested to see what she would come up with…the result was quite delicious. Her idea of blending yogurt with part of the strawberries that were actually included in the recipe made a simple but yummy dressing. Here in California, the Summer fruit is still tasty so we thought we’d sneak this last Summer-ish recipe in as a post. If some of the listed fruits are not available in your area you can always substitute others and use frozen thawed strawberries as well. Enjoy!!
1 cup cubed peaches (or pears)
1 cup cubed apples
1 cup sliced strawberries
1 cup low fat strawberry yogurt (we used and highly recommend Trader Joes Organic)
2 Tablespoons chopped walnuts
Wash, dry and cut up the fruit. (Gabby used a kid’s safe knife with my help). Add all the chopped apple and peach and ¾ cup of the strawberries to a medium bowl. Put the last ¼ cup strawberries and the yogurt in a blender and process in high speed until smooth. Pour the dressing over the salad and sprinkle the walnuts on top. Chill if not serving immediately.
Makes four servings
Serving size: 1/4 th of the recipe Calories 120 Protein 4 g Carb 19 g Fiber 2g Sugars 15 g Fat 3.5 g Saturated fat 0 g Sodium 25 mg