Fresh Fruit Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing

This tasty fruit salad was surprisingly strong on the citrus flavor. It was good, but didn’t taste as good as my favorite, Marshmallow Fruit Salad. Perhaps I miss having the soft bits of marshmallow and it a mouth feel sort of thing.

If I made this again I think I would skip adding oranges to it, since it has both zest and a orange juice in it. Having all three to me was overkill and orange was the only flavor I could taste. I might even skip the zest since it was such a potent flavor. I did sub honey for the maple syrup, I’m not sure that played a huge factor in the taste, but wanted to mention it.

Many thanks to the Reluctant Entertainer for this recipe. There are a lot of wonderful looking recipes at her blog, be sure to check it out.

Fresh Fruit Salad & Poppy Seed Dressing
Makes a large bowl, 8-10 servings


  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 3 Tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons lemon or orange zest
  • 1 Tablespoons fresh lemon or orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon poppy seeds
  • 4-6 cups prepared fresh fruit, such as oranges, apples, grapes, strawberries, cut in bite sized pieces


  1. Prepare the dressing by placing yogurt, maple syrup, zest, lemon juice, and poppy seeds in a bowl and stirring together.
  2. Pour on prepared fruit and gently mix. Serve.

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  1. Oh wow I love the idea of adding a dressing to a fruit salad. I think poppy seeds really add a depth of flavour.

  2. This looks really good. I like teh idea of the extra citrus zing. We could throw a handful of marshmallows too (smile).


  3. I don't think I've ever seen a fruit salad with sour cream…but I totally get the sweet-tangy thing. Thank you for sharing with See Ya in the Gumbo this week!