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Poppyseed Fruit Salad

I am always looking for new healthy dessert ideas. Sure, it would be nice if we could have ice-cream every night, but we both know that's not a wise choice. I found this fruit recipe on

When we went grocery shopping Christian was so excited to see that they had Star Fruit. It was the highlight of his day to find a little fruit that was shaped like a star. That particular shopping trip I took the actual print-out of the recipe with me because I didn't have time to write a list. I actually liked shopping with the recipe as a list because I could easily see what I needed the items for.

Poppyseed Fruit Salad


1/3 cup Kraft Signature Creamy Poppyseed Dressing (I used Compliments Lemon-poppyseed Dressing)
1/3 cup strawberry low-fat yogurt
2 cups halved strawberries
2 cups seedless green grapes
2 medium Kiwi, peeled, sliced
1 small Cantaloupe, sliced
1 medium star fruit, sliced
1 small honeydew melon, sliced


  1. Mix dressing & yogurt until well blended.
  2. Arrange fruit decoratively on platter
  3. Serve with the dressing mixture on the side

We decided to not do the decorative side this time and just mixed the dressing directly into the fruit salad It was tasty! It was a perfect hot day for a cool, refreshing fruit salad.


  1. Oh my, that looks awesome! Even if my kids won't try that, I'm gonna!


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