Mom's Go-To Sweet and Crunchy Fruit Salad:

A Lunchtime Side That Steals the Show

April 18, 2024

When it comes to packing a lunch for your family, finding the perfect side dish that's both nutritious and delicious can be a challenge. But fear not, busy moms! I have a delightful recipe that will become a staple in your lunchbox rotation. Picture this: a refreshing fruit salad that's sweet, crunchy, and bursting with flavor. Intrigued? Let me share with you my go-to recipe that's guaranteed to be a hit at any lunch table.


  • 1.5 cups grapes (any variety will work), halved
  • 1 apple (we like to use red varieties such as gala, Fuji, or honey crisp), diced
  • 1/2 cup diced celery
  • 1 tablespoon golden raisins
  • 1 tablespoon of sliced almonds
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons plain yogurt
  • Optional: your favorite crushed cereal for topping


  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the halved grapes, diced apple, diced celery, almonds,and golden raisins.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise and plain yogurt until smooth and well combined.
  3. Pour the mayo-yogurt mixture over the fruit mixture and gently toss until everything is evenly coated.
  4. Transfer the fruit salad to a serving bowl and sprinkle your favorite crushed cereal on top for an extra crunch and sweetness.
  5. Serve immediately as a delightful side dish for lunch or refrigerate until ready to enjoy.


  • Feel free to customize this recipe by adding other fruits such as sliced strawberries, diced pineapple, or mandarin oranges.
  • If you're looking to make this fruit salad a bit healthier, you can substitute Greek yogurt for the mayonnaise or use a combination of both.
  • Get creative with your choice of crushed cereal topping! Whether you prefer granola, cornflakes, or even cinnamon toast cereal, the options are endless.
  • This fruit salad can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours. Just be sure to wait until serving time to add the crushed cereal topping to maintain its crunch.

With its irresistible combination of sweet grapes, crunchy apples, and creamy dressing, this Sweet and Crunchy Fruit Salad is sure to become a favorite snack and lunchtime side in your household. Quick to prepare and bursting with flavor, it's the perfect solution for busy moms looking to add a touch of sweetness to their family's meals. Give it a try and watch as it disappears from plates in no time!