In my family, we’re all fruit lovers. If there are snacks being handed out, fruit is most likely involved somewhere! But since we can all get bored with eating the same old thing, I like to mix it up a little with dishes like this Apple Yogurt Salad that combines the best of both worlds.
It’s so quick and easy to throw together, and healthy to boot. You can add other mixins (like raisins or celery!) to customize it. However, I (Rebecca) like to keep it simple with just cheese cubes and chopped almonds.
As far as dressing, trust me when I tell you to add vanilla extract to vanilla yogurt. The flavor is so much more fun. Stir in a hint of citrus, add a bit of spice from the cinnamon, and you have something completely magical. It’s pretty much my kryptonite…
Apples are something I almost always keep on hand. For this recipe, firm and crisp varieties work best. Mixing different types of apples can give you a nice palette of flavors – something really tart like a Granny Smith can contrast well with something sweeter, like a Gala or Fuji.
Whatever kind apples you go with, if you make this Apple Yogurt Salad, you’ll have a winner on your hands.
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Apple Yogurt Salad
- 5 cup chopped apples
- 1 cup vanilla yogurt
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 tbsp orange juice
- 0.25 tsp cinnamon
- 0.75 cup cheddar cheese cubes
- 0.5 cup chopped almonds
- In a small mixing bowl, combine the yogurt, vanilla extract, orange juice and cinnamon.
- Whisk until smooth to create the dressing.
- In a larger bowl, toss the apples in the dressing.
- Sprinkle the cheddar and almonds on top before serving.
- Best if served immediately.