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Fresh Fruit Salad – Keto-friendly, Creamy and Delicious

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Sometimes, being on the keto diet means we have to give up our favorite fruits like pineapples, bananas, and grapes, to name a few of the yummy fruits that go into a fresh fruit salad, but we’ve got ya covered here.

This wonderfully easy and creamy fruit salad will have you running to the market to buy all the keto fruits. A delicious blend of summer fruit and a Greek yogurt dressing make the perfect low-carb summer fruit salad.

So picture for a minute fresh watermelon, tangy berries, sweet cantaloupe, and juicy strawberries all coming together for the best fruit salad you’ve ever had. Toss in some pecans and even shredded coconut if you feel adventurous, and voila.

What I Love About This Fresh Fruit Salad

One thing I miss the most about being on a keto diet is enjoying ambrosia fruit salad—all those scrumptious fruity flavors in a bowl. I’m drooling. But this keto fresh fruit salad makes me forget those pineapple days.

This easy fruit salad is not only filling but also super nutritious, too. According to the Harvard School of Public Health:

Berries are among the top sources of vitamins, minerals, and disease-fighting nutrients, and they can help reduce the risk of many age-related conditions, according to experts.

Source: Harvard School of Public Health

And let’s not forget that keto fruits are low in sugar and low on the carb scale, so they are perfect for diabetics and those following a strict low-sugar diet.

What You Need to Make Fresh Fruit Salad

This easy fruit salad will serve 4-6 people. Here is a list of ingredients required for this yummy fresh fruit salad:

  • 1 cup strawberries, quartered
  • 1 cup cantaloupe, cut into ½ in pieces
  • 1 cup watermelon, cut into ½ in pieces
  • 1 cup blackberries
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • 2 tsp keto sweetener (adjust to taste)
  • ½ cup pecans
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You will also need these items:

  • Measuring cups,
  • large knife,
  • cutting board,
  • small bowl,
  • large bowl,
  • silicone spoon

How to Make Fresh Fruit Salad

Directions for this wonderful summer fruit salad.

  1. Cut the fruit.
  2. Add fruit to a large bowl.
  3. Stir the Greek yogurt and keto sweetener together in a small bowl, then pour over the fruit and gently toss to coat.
  4. Fold pecans in, and sprinkle a few more over the top.
  5. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
  6. Enjoy! 

Creamy Fresh Fruit Salad Dressing

We’ve made this fresh fruit salad dressing super simple with Greek yogurt and sweetener, but you’re free to use whatever kind of yogurt you want as long as it’s sugar-free or all-natural.

You can also switch up the yogurt for cottage cheese but keep in mind that this cheese is not so keto-friendly.

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Variations and Suggestions

Because this fresh fruit salad is for keto dieters only, we’ve used keto fruit, but if you are not following the low-carb diet too strictly, you can also add some of the following fruits:

  • grapes
  • blueberries (keto-friendly)
  • pineapples
  • peaches
  • honeydew melon
  • kiwi

We’ve used pecans for this summer fruit salad, but you can also use some of these nuts if you aren’t fussy about pecans:

  • walnuts
  • sunflower seeds
  • almonds
  • pumpkin seeds
  • pistachios

You can also sprinkle some shredded coconut flakes on it to give it that ambrosia salad feel.

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How to store fresh fruit salad

You can safely store this fresh fruit salad in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 5 days. I never store leftovers longer than 5 days, but that’s just me.

Frequently Asked Questions

What to put on fruit salad to keep it from turning brown?

To keep your fresh fruit salad from turning brown, you can simply squeeze some citrus juice on it (lemon/lime or orange) before you store it.

How do you elevate fruit salad?

Some people love to sweeten their fresh fruit salad a little more. If that’s you, adjust your sweetener according to your taste buds. Try to avoid honey, sugar, agave syrup, and other non-keto-friendly sugars.

How many days does fresh fruit salad last?

Fresh fruit salad is best enjoyed within 3 days of being made, but it can safely be stored for up to 5 days.

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Creamy Keto Fresh Fruit Salad

A delicious blend of fruit and a greek yogurt dressing make the perfect low carb fruit salad.
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Course: Dessert, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 9 minutes
Chill time: 1 hour
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 168kcal
Author: Iva Ursano

Equipment

  • Measuring cups, large knife, cutting board, small bowl, large bowl, silicone spoon

Ingredients

  • 1 cup strawberries quartered
  • 1 cup cantaloupe cut into ½ in pieces
  • 1 cup watermelon cut into ½ in pieces
  • 1 cup blackberries
  • 1 cup greek yogurt
  • 2 tsp keto sweetener
  • ½ cup pecans

Instructions

  • Cut the fruit.
    1 cup strawberries, 1 cup cantaloupe, 1 cup watermelon, 1 cup blackberries
  • Add fruit to a large bowl.
  • Stir the greek yogurt and sugar together in a small bowl, then pour over the fruit, and gently toss to coat.
    1 cup greek yogurt, 2 tsp keto sweetener
  • Fold pecans in, and sprinkle a few more over the top.
    ½ cup pecans
  • Refrigerate for 1 hour.
  • Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 168kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 0.003g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 31mg | Potassium: 340mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 1659IU | Vitamin C: 36mg | Calcium: 87mg | Iron: 1mg
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Iva discovered the keto diet back in 2020 and has experimented with it, off and on. She recently took over this site and shares experiences, her knowledge and some yummy recipes. She also runs a women only website Women Blazing Trails.

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