Bored with eating the same old thing all the time? Mix it up with this easy Apple Yogurt Salad recipe!
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.
What Kind of Apples is Best for an Apple Yogurt Salad?
There are many different types of apples that can be used for apple salad with yogurt.
However, the best type of apple to use is the Granny Smith apple. This type of apple is tart and firm, which makes it the perfect apple for this type of salad.
The other types of apples that can be used are the Honeycrisp apple, the Golden Delicious apple, and the Rome apple.
Ingredients to Make an Easy Apple Yogurt Salad Recipe
cheddar cheese cubes
Instructions to Make an Easy Apple Yogurt Salad Recipe
Step 1 – In a small mixing bowl, combine the yogurt, vanilla extract, orange juice, and cinnamon.
Step 2 –Whisk until smooth to create the dressing.
Step 3 – In a larger bowl, toss the apples in the dressing.
Step 4 – Sprinkle the cheddar and almonds on top before serving.
Best if served immediately.
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 of apples you go with, if you make this Apple Yogurt Salad, you’ll have a winner on your hands.
How Long Does the Yogurt Apple Salad Last?
This dish is best consumed within 2-3 days. After this time, the apples will start to brown and the flavors will begin to change.
However, you can extend its shelf life by keeping it refrigerated in an airtight container.
Best Time to Serve Yogurt Apple Salad?
The best time to serve apple salad with yogurt is in the morning or early afternoon. This dish is light and refreshing, making it a perfect starter or side for a summer meal.
The acidity of the yogurt helps to balance out the sweetness of the apples, while the crunchy texture of the salad provides a contrast to the creamy yogurt.
So if you’re looking for a healthy, tasty way to change up your fruit routine, give this Apple Yogurt Salad a try! It’s sure to please even the pickiest of eaters.
And this quintessential fall dessert, apple cobblers with a scoop of ice cream is the best way to end a meal.
More Healthy Recipes
For more refreshing fruity and vegetable salad, check out some of our favorites below –
- Berry Panzanella Salad Recipe
- Dairy Free Detox Green Smoothie Recipe
- Whole30 Avocado Salad Chicken Wraps Recipe
- Asparagus and Poached Egg Salad Recipe
Apple Yogurt Salad Recipe
- 5 cup chopped apples
- 1 cup vanilla yogurt
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 tbsp orange juice
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 3/4 cup cheddar cheese cubes
- 1/2 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.
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