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Apple Yogurt Salad

Apple Yogurt Salad is a healthy, nutritionally balanced salad full of interesting flavors. Fresh Fuji Apples and sweet Medjool dates combine with juicy Pomegranate seeds, Greek Yogurt Cinnamon dressing and sliced almonds for a flavorful, colorful, delicious salad.

Apples and yogurt go together in this delicious salad and make the perfect combination of sweet and tangy. The greek yogurt has added cinnamon for sweetness while the fuji apples provide a nice crunchy texture.

This salad is a perfect side salad and a great option to compliment the dinner table. This is also a fantastic salad for picnics and potlucks.

Apples are a great way to add texture and sweetness to a fruit salad. We’ve included some helpful tips to make sure your apples stay fresh and tasty in the salad.

Apples Medley Salad
Apples Medley Salad lightly dressed with Greek Yogurt Cinnamon Dressing

What Are The Best Apples For Salads?

The best types of apples for salads are ones that have a sweet flavor right off the vine and don’t bruise or brown easily. The Empire, Fuji, and Honey Crisp apple are among the best choices to put in a salad. They are both sweet and crisp which makes them a great choice.

Here is a chart listing some of the best apple options for a raw salad.

Apple TypeColorRaw FlavorSize
Empire AppleMostly red. Often have streaks of greenSweet & Crisp.Small to Medium
McIntosh AppleMostly green. Often contain red patchesSweet-tart and JuicySmall to Medium
Golden Delicious AppleYellow-greenSweet-tart and CrispSmall to Medium
Fuji ApplePink-ish greenVery Sweet, Crisp, and JuicyLarge to Very Large
Honey CrispYellow, red, and pinkSweet-tart, Crisp, and JuicySmall to Medium
AmbrosiaPink tinged orange with red flush and yellow baseSweet with Crisp Floral NotesMedium to Large
Gala ApplePale Golden with slight red blushSweet with hints of vanillaSmall to Medium
Braeburn AppleRed/Orange with vertical streaks of yellow and greenSweet-tart similar to Mcintosh flavorsMedium to Large
Apple Characteristics

How Can You Keep Sliced Apples From Turning Brown?

Keep sliced apples from turning brown by adding two tablespoons of honey into one cup of water. Soak cut apple slices in the honey and water mixture for 30 minutes. Honey has a peptide compound that stops the enzymes that cause oxidation in the apple slices.

The oxidation process begins when apples are exposed to air. Polyphenol Oxidase enzymes immediately begin to oxidize and quickly turn the apple tissue brown. Make sure that you treat your apple slices very quickly after cutting them. Store in an airtight container after treating the sliced apples in the honey and water bath.

Fuji Apples For Apples Medley Salad
Fuji Apples. Crunchy tart apples are the best choice for Apples Medley salad.

How To Cut Apples For An Apple Salad?

The apples for an apple salad should all be cut in the same shape. A similar size will help make the eating experience more pleasant. Cut apples for an apple salad by dicing them to medium size. To do this cut the apple in a cross-section and stack the apple slices. Cut at the same time into cubes. Discard the core and continue cutting the apple pieces in the same fashion.

Can You Slice Apples Ahead Of Time?

Apples can be sliced ahead of time for salad or meal prep. When properly treated and stored, apple slices can be kept in the refrigerator for 3-4 days without browning or spoiling. After apples are cut into slices, treat them in a honey and water bath to prevent browning.

Drain the apples and immediately place them into air-tight ziplock bags. Make sure to squeeze all of the air out of the bags. Place the bags of sliced apples in the refrigerator

Medjool Dates
Medjool Dates

Medjool Dates and pomegranate seeds pair well in recipes. The sweet-tart combination of flavors satisfies the palate and adds interest to many recipes. They are so good together!  Delicata Squash Sauté is another healthy, yummy side dish using this flavorful combination.

How to Deseed a Pomegranate

Pomegranates are designed in sections. The trick is to uncover those section pith lines.

  1. Cut through the tough outer skin in a circle about 2 inches from the end.
  2. Peel off that skin and the pith until you see the seeds and the pith lines.
  3. Now, make shallow cuts down the skin side where the pith is.
  4. Break the pomegranate into sections from the top down and pull out the seeds from each section.
Pomegranate Seeds

Apple Yogurt Salad Recipe:

Apple medley salad offers a great crunch. It has excellent nutrition and a creamy, delicious Greek yogurt Cinnamon dressing. This salad takes less than 30 minutes to make. The dressing can be made ahead and stored covered in the fridge if you prefer.

  • If you are prepping this salad and slice the apples ahead of time, make sure you treat them in a honey and water bath to prevent browning.
  • Make the dressing before chopping. You can set it aside while you chop or put it covered in the fridge if you make the dressing ahead.
  • Chop the dates. they will clump together in a gushy sweet pile. Be prepared to separate them as you combine the salad.
  • deseed the pomegranate
  • Now Chop the apples
Chopped Apples For Apples Medley Salad
Chopped Apples for Apples Medley Salad
  • Combine the apples, dates, and pomegranate seeds in a large bowl. Separate the dates so they mix well throughout the salad.
Apples Medley Salad
Apples Medley Salad – undressed
  • Pour on the Greek Yogurt Dressing and gently stir until thoroughly mixed.
  • Apples Medley Salad With Greek Yogurt Cinnamon DressingServe as a side or light lunch

NOTE: I made the salad dressing with Grace harbor Farms Cream Top Yogurt this time. Very rich, full-fat thick yogurt! It held together well in this dressing recipe. The message is: A Good quality full fat thick yogurt will work.

I have reprinted the Greek Yogurt Dressing recipe in the printable recipe for you; for your convenience. It’s a perfect complement to this salad!

Apple Yogurt Salad
Yield: 10 servings

Apple Yogurt Salad

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Fresh Fuji Apples and sweet Medjool dates combine with juicy Pomegranate seeds, Greek Yogurt Cinnamon dressing and sliced almonds for a flavorful, colorful, delicious salad.


  • (For the dressing)
  • 2 Cups plain yogurt
  • 1/4 Cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp. almond extract
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 Tablespoon apple pie spice
  • (For the salad)
  • 8 Cups apples, cored and chopped- leave skins on for color
  • 8 Medjool dates, seeded and chopped into small pieces
  • 1 Cup pomegranate seeds
  • 1 Cup sliced almonds


  1. In a large bowl add dressing ingredients and whisk together and set aside. This can be made ahead and store in the fridge
  2. Prepare salad ingredients as instructed in the ingredients list and put all into a mixing bowl
  3. Pour the dressing over the salad and mix well
  4. Serve immediately or refrigerate in an airtight container
  5. Different apples with different sweetnesses require you to adjust this recipe to your taste. Do that by adjusting the sweetness of the dressing

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 233Total Fat 7gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 3mgSodium 36mgCarbohydrates 42gFiber 6gSugar 34gProtein 6g

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Thursday 26th of May 2016

Dear Diane, I love fruit salads and this is one perfect medley for Summer gatherings..looks wonderful dear! xo, Catherine


Sunday 29th of May 2016

Thank you Catherine!

Abigail Raines

Thursday 26th of May 2016

That is one delicious looking salad and love all the textures and flavors you added!


Thursday 26th of May 2016

Thank you Abigail!

Del's cooking twist

Thursday 26th of May 2016

Yum, so many great flavors in this salad!

Michaela Kenkel

Wednesday 25th of May 2016

What a delicious looking salad!! Love the flavors you have happening!!


Wednesday 25th of May 2016

Thank you Michaela!

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