Growing Chefs! Ontario Winter Fruit Salad with Greek Yogurt Dressing

Winter Fruit Salad with Greek Yogurt Dressing

This fruit salad makes great use of local winter stored fruits, and is a favourite recipe enjoyed by kindergarten students who make this during our school project. The youngest chefs in the family can join in helping to cut apples and pears with safe choppers.
Serves 4-6
3 medium pears, diced3 medium apples, diced1/3 cup greek yogurt1 lemon, juiced2 tablespoons maple syrup1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract1/2 teaspoon cinnamon1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg1/3 cup dried cranberries1/3 cup raisins
Cutting boardChef’s knife or safe chopperLarge mixing bowlBowls for ingredients various sizesMeasuring cupsMeasuring spoonsSpatulaDish towel

Get Organized!

Gather your mis en place; get together all of the equipment needed for the recipe and gather all of the ingredients.

Get Prepped!

Prepare your lemon by cutting it in half and squeezing out the juice, be careful to remove any seeds from the lemon juice.

Dice your apples and pears by first cutting the fruit around the core, and then cut it into pieces, about 1cm cubed.

Winter fruit salad apple

Place pears and apples in a large bowl. Pour the lemon juice over them and toss gently to combine. Set aside.

Winter fruit salad pear

Get Cooking!

In a small bowl, add the yogurt, maple syrup, vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg. 

Winter fruit salad dressing

Use a spatula to mix it together well.

Winter fruit salad mix dressing 2

Drizzle dressing over the fruit

Winter fruit salad add dressing

Add raisins and cranberries.

Winter fruit salad raisins

Toss gently until fruit is coated.