Nothing says spring like a fresh fruit salad. Top it with this creamy orange poppy seed salad dressing for a treat the whole family will love.
It’s no secret. I LOVE salad. I could (and sometimes do) eat it every day (I’ll be sharing my secret super food dressing soon!).
But my family…not so much. For my husband a “big” salad is about ten pieces of lettuce. So when I was challenged by Stonyfield and The Cookful to create a new salad dressing it took some real thinking. What could I make that my family would actually like?
Skip the lettuce.
Instead of going the traditional lettuce salad route I opted to create a fun fruit salad! Use any fresh fruit you have on hand (especially what’s in season!). Add a burst of flavor with Stonyfield vanilla Greek yogurt (now available in full fat!!), freshly squeezed orange juice and poppy seeds.
I used what we had on hand in the house – Fat Free Vanilla Greek Yogurt. You could also use whole milk yogurt combined with a little maple syrup. But the Greek yogurt really adds a nice thickness.
This creamy orange poppy seed salad dressing is so easy to make. My big kids can make it by themselves (they are learning to do so much from The Kids Cook Real Food eCourse!!).
Great for oral sensitivities.
My oldest has a very sensitive mouth. Any hint of tartness or tough skin in her fruit and she won’t eat it. One fruit she usually does not like is grapes. She makes some pretty good pucker faces when she tries them.
But the other day all I had in the house was a bowl of grapes. I gave her a dish topped with creamy orange poppy seed salad dressing. Not a single complaint! She licked the bowl clean. It’s that good.
Spruce up your salad.
If you like sweet salad dressings (like me!) you could even use this on a lettuce salad. Add some crispy pecans, dried cherries and feta cheese. Delicious!
Ready to add some extra flavor to your fruit salad?
Try this super easy creamy orange poppy seed salad dressing. No more boring fruit.
- 1/2 cup Stonyfield vanilla Greek yogurt (fat free or full fat)
- juice of 1/2 - 1 orange (depends how strong you want the orange flavor)
- 1/2 tsp. poppy seeds
- pinch unrefined sea salt
- Mix all of the ingredients.
- Chill for 10 minutes.
- Serve over fruit as a salad, on the side as a dip or on a lettuce salad.
- Store in the refrigerator for up to 10 days.
- This makes enough for a large fruit salad.
- You can replace the vanilla yogurt with plain yogurt and 1 Tbsp. honey or maple syrup.
Have you heard of The Cookful?
It’s a great new site that really digs deep into specific food topics. They came up with some great salad dressing recipes!