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Creamy Chia Seed Fruit Salad Dressing Recipe

Creamy Chia Seed Fruit Salad Dressing Recipe

This recipe for Creamy Chia Seed Fruit Salad Dressing is one that came from my mom. Growing up whenever we had a fresh fruit in the summer time, my mom always dressed it with this creamy and sweet dressing. She would use poppy seeds instead of Chia Seeds, but since I had Chia Seeds on hand, I decided to try it with those instead. You may think that sour cream and fruit don’t go together, but after you try it, you’ll realize that it tastes like cheesecake mixed with fresh fruit. 🙂

Fruit Salad DressingIngredients needed to make your Creamy Chia Seed Fruit Salad Dressing:

  • Fresh fruit cut into bite size pieces (I used strawberriess, cantaloupe, and grapes)
  • 1 8 oz container of light sour cream
  • 3 tablespoons of honey
  • 1 tablespoon of Chia Seeds

I personally prefer to use light sour cream for this recipe, although regular sour cream will work just as well.

Fruit Salad Dressing

To make this fruit salad dressing, start by adding all 8 oz of light sour cream to a large mixing bowl.

Fruit Salad Dressing

Add one tablespoon of chia seeds.

Fruit Salad Dressing

Then add 3 tablespoons of honey.  You can add a bit more honey if you like your dressing sweeter – give it a taste and add as much honey as your palate desires.  I personally think 3 tablespoons is just perfect.

Fruit Salad Dressing

Stir these three ingredients until it is smooth.

Fruit Salad Dressing

Pour the dressing over your fruit and gently mix until the fruit is covered.  That’s it – it’s done!  How easy!!!

Fruit Salad Dressing

Serve it cold.  This makes a wonderful side dish for any summer lunch or light dessert!  My husband describes this as liquid cheesecake on top of the fruit.  It truly is divine and oh-so-easy to make!!!

Creamy Chia Seed Fruit Salad Dressing Recipe
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Serves: 8-12
 
Ingredients
  • Fresh fruit cut into bite size pieces (I used strawberries, cantaloupe, and grapes)
  • 1 8 oz container of light sour cream
  • 3 tablespoons of honey
  • 1 tablespoon of Chia seeds
Instructions
  1. Add 8 oz of light sour cream to a large mixing bowl
  2. Add one tablespoon of Chia seeds
  3. Then add 3 tablespoons of honey. You can add a bit more honey if you like your dressing sweeter - give it a taste and add as much honey as your palate desires.
  4. Pour the dressing over your fruit and gently mix until the fruit is covered
  5. Serve cold!

 

Fruit Salad DressingLooking for more easy summer recipes?  Check these out:

Pistachio Pudding Cool Whip Salad

Garden Fresh Green Beans with Lemon & Rosemary Dressing

Strawberry Freezer Jam Recipe with Honey

6 Ingredient EASY Pasta Salad Recipe

No Bake Strawberries & Cream Icebox Cake Recipe

No Bake Peanut Butter Pie with Chocolate Ganache

Fruit Salad Dressing

 

5 Ingredient or Less Dessert Recipes

5 Ingredient or Less Dessert Recipes

Here is an amazing list of 5 ingredient or less dessert recipes! I’m all about easy and frugal around here, and I love this go-to list for easy dessert recipe ideas!   Pistachio Pudding Marshmallow Salad Ingredient Old Fashioned Peanut Butter Cookies 3 Ingredient Almond Cookies 3 Ingredient Almond Butter Fudge 3 Ingredient Sugar Cookies… Continue Reading

30+ Different 5 Ingredient or Less Appetizer & Side Dish Recipes

30+ Different 5 Ingredient or Less Appetizer & Side Dish Recipes

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Quick Oats Baked Oatmeal with Nutella Frosting Recipe

Quick Oats Baked Oatmeal with Nutella Frosting Recipe

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4 Ingredient Nutella Brownies

4 Ingredient Nutella Brownies

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Pistachio Pudding Cool Whip Salad

Pistachio Pudding Cool Whip Salad

Here is one of my favorite side dishes to bring to a summer pot-luck – Pistachio Pudding Cool Whip Salad!  And because it is green, I’m reposting in case you are looking for an EASY recipe for St. Patrick’s day.  🙂 I remember as a child and teenager loving it when someone made a “salad”… Continue Reading

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