Creamy Orange Kefir Fruit Salad


Sometimes you just need a sweet but nutritious addition to your meal. Using cultured dairy, like kefir, can help you achieve this. Throwing in some fruit keeps it sweet and simple.

But I know what you’re thinking - you don’t want to eat a smoothie with your savory supper. I don’t either. Which is why I like to throw together a quick fruit salad with a cultured dairy dressing like this orange julius fruit salad.

It takes the traditional flavors of an orange julius - orange, dairy, and vanilla - and turns it into an eat-with-a-fork salad. And the pistachios give this a beautiful color combination.

Give it a try!



  • 3 large Oranges
  • 1/2 cup Dairy Kefir (cultured for approximately 24 hours)
  • 1 tablespoon Liquid Honey
  • Splash of Vanilla Extract
  • 2-3 tablespoons Chopped Pistachios


Peel the oranges and split apart into segments. Cut into bite-sized pieces, removing any seeds as you come across them. Place in a bowl and set aside.

In a pint-sized jar add the kefir, honey, and vanilla. Put the lid on the jar and shake it very well until combined. If your kefir is really cold and you are finding that the honey clumps at the bottom of the jar, take a fork or a spoon and scrape it off the sides and bottom and cover and shake again until the honey dissolves.

Pour the dressing over the orange pieces, cover, and refrigerate at least 25 minutes to chill and allow flavors to meld. When you are ready to serve the salad sprinkle the chopped pistachios over top and serve.

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