Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Spring Fruit and Yogurt Dips

My family typically makes Ambrosia Fruit Salad for the Holidays.  But for the past two Easters, we've been enjoying Fresh Fruit instead with sides of Maple and Honey Yogurt Dips.  This time my Aunt Jean went the extra mile and cut up fresh strawberries, pineapple, kiwi, and limes (aren't the zig zag designs cute on the limes?), then threw them all together with blueberries and seedless grapes.  But the trick she used to transform an average bowl of fruit was adding chopped up bits of Chocolate Mint!!  Have you ever tried this?  It's mint infused with chocolate flavoring.  You don't need much, because a little goes a long way.  But getting a little piece of chocolate mint every now and then with a bite of sweet fruit is a refreshing fun surprise!

My Aunt conjured up two great yogurt dips to serve along side the fruit.  I originally thought... "The fruit is so good on its own, do I really need to dip it in yogurt?"  The answer is, "Heck yes!".  Once I dipped a strawberry in the Maple Cinnamon Dip and a grape in the Honey Vanilla Dip, I was hooked and couldn't stop.  The yogurts gives the fruit some tang and a pop of extra flavoring of spice or vanilla flavor.  So perfect for a spring or summer party coming up!

What you'll need:  Maple Cinnamon Yogurt Dip

1 8oz plain yogurt
2 tbsp maple syrup
1 tbsp brown sugar
1/3 tsp cinnamon
2 tbsp fresh lime juice

Mix them all together and serve!

What you'll need:  Honey Vanilla Yogurt Dip

1 8oz plain yogurt
2 tbsp honey
1/2 vanilla bean (seeds scraped out)
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp fresh lime juice

Cut open the vanilla bean and scrape out half of the vanilla seeds.  Mix that with the rest of the ingredients and serve!

1 comment:

  1. Yum! These both sound awesome, I especially like the sound of the honey vanilla dip!

    Mal @ The Chic Geek