Kalene’s Summer Fruit Salad

I have been making this salad for about 30 years. It is always a success and everyone loves it. It is totally acceptable to use as a dessert, it is that good! You can use any fruit you have on hand during the summer months, but I prefer not to use citrus, kiwi or pineapple as the sauce doesn’t mix well with those particular fruit flavors. I am happy to share this family favorite, and hope it will become a family favorite or yours too!


(Serves 6-8)


  • Cantaloupe, strawberries, blueberries, black berries, raspberries, bananas, peaches, nectarines, cherries, plums, mango, papaya and grapes are my favorite fruits to use, but you can use all or any combination you prefer.
  • Salt, sea salt flakes


Cut up your fruit choices into (roughly) one inch cubes; berries are fine as they are, but I do cut strawberries in quarters and grapes in half. I cut up about 3 pounds of fruit in total.

Put into serving bowl.


Summer Salad Sauce

This sauce makes all the difference, bringing out and enhancing the flavor of the fruit.

(Makes approx. 1 1/2 cups)


  • 2/3 cup organic whole fat plain yogurt
  • 2/3 cup organic cream cheese (room temperature)
  • 1/4 cup organic raw honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


Use a stick blender to mix the yogurt and cream cheese together to make a creamy smooth sauce, add the vanilla and the honey. You can substitute stevia to taste in place of the honey if you prefer.

Carefully pour the sauce over fruit and gently toss, or serve in individual dessert bowls.

Sprinkle a pinch of sea salt flakes on top. The salt enhances the flavors and the sweetness of the fruit.


About the Author:

Kalene McCrary is a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, a GAPS certified practitioner, and Hashimoto’s Institute recommended practitioner who works in the Salt Lake City area of Utah. She works with clients who are dealing with long-term unresolved health issues. These are often people who have seen three to five medical doctors and are unhappy with their medications and lack of results. She uses food and food-based supplements to help clients rebuild their immune system, and other organ systems that are not functioning well. When not working, she enjoys gardening, spending time with her husband and 3 teenage daughters and riding her horse. Learn more by visiting her about, blog, or Facebook page.

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