Autumn Fruit Salad with Cinnamon Greek Yogurt Dressing
Crisp apples, sweet pears, and juicy grapes combined with sweet-spiced, creamy dressing â€“ and then sprinkled with a few chopped pecans for crunch. Oh, happy harvest!
|2||medium bartlett pears (or other ripe but firm pears), diced|
|2||medium apples (a fresh, crisp variety like honeycrisp, cripps, or pink lady is best), diced|
|1 cup||red grape, halved|
|1/3 cup||greek yogurt (can substitute your favorite plain or vanilla non-dairy yogurt â€“ see notes)|
|2 teaspoons||freshly grated lemon zest (from 1 medium lemon)|
|1 tablespoon||fresh lemon juice (from the zested lemon)|
|2 tablespoons||pure maple syrup (can substitute honey)|
|1/2 teaspoon||pure vanilla extract|
|1/4 teaspoon||ground nutmeg|
|1/3 cup||pecans chopped|
Place pears, apples, and grapes in a large bowl. Toss gently to combine. Set aside. To a small bowl, add the yogurt, lemon zest, lemon juice, maple syrup, vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Use a wire whisk to blend well. Drizzle dressing over the fruit. Toss gently until fruit is coated. Scoop into bowls and sprinkle with pecans. Serve immediately.