We Re-Imagined Fruit Salad into Something Healthier, in Case You Need a More Wholesome Dessert

January 19, 2020

Everybody loves Filipino fruit salad. But let’s be real, it’s not the healthiest of fruity desserts, what with overdose of cream and condensed milk; not to mention the fact that most fruit salad recipes call for fruit cocktail, instead of fresh fruits. Some might argue that if you want a guilt-free serving of fruits for dessert, then you might as well just eat plain fresh fruits. But where’s the fun in that?

*red dancing lady emoji*

So we’ve come up with a safe middle ground. This fresh fruit platter recipe comes with a few little extra things to spice it up. Just imagine Mexican fruit salad fused with the creamy part of our local fruit salad, except it uses Greek yogurt and whipped cream, instead. We have a sugar/chili powder seasoning to bring out the flavors of the fruit, and to give it a little bit of a spicy kick. That’s complemented with a bright, refreshing lime yogurt sauce that we’d honestly dip everything in.

Fresh Fruit Platter with Dip

  • Serves: 6-8 people
  • Active time: 20 mins
  • Total time: 20 mins
  • Difficulty: Easy



  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 1 tbsp. chili powder

Lime Yogurt Dip

  • 1 tbsp. honey
  • 1 cup Greek Yogurt
  • 2 cups whipped cream
  • 2 tbsp. lime zest


  • Fresh fruit, for serving


  1. In a large bowl, mix together white sugar and chili powder.
  2. Set aside.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix together honey and Greek yogurt until well combined.
  4. Fold in the whipped cream and lime zest then set aside.
  5. Add fruits to a large platter (we recommend mangoes, watermelon, or whatever fruit is in season) and serve with the dips on the side.
Jica Simpas Jica Simpas

Jica hopes that by writing about food she'll actually learn how to cook. But for now, she'll happily just eat everything—especially cookies.

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