Berry Salad is creamy, sweet, and oh so summery! Strawberries, raspberries and blueberries are tossed together in a yogurt dressing that’s delightfully simple. What really sends it over the top is the addition of crunchy poppyseeds! 

berry salad in a white bowl

Creamy Berry Salad Recipe:

This summery, sweet, and simple berry salad is one of my favorite recipes to make when the temperature gets hot outside. It’s deliciously refreshing! All of my favorite berries get tossed together with a quick and easy yogurt dressing with just the right amount of poppyseeds. It takes 10 minutes or so to toss together, and voila! You have your new favorite summer salad recipe. It’s perfect for picnics, potlucks, pool parties, or any other summer soirees you have planned. It’s also super kid-friendly! Once it’s in the fridge, I can’t seem to keep my kids out of it. 

Check out more of my favorite Summer Fruit Salad recipes like Watermelon Salad, Strawberry Spinach Salad.

Do I need to refrigerate berry salad?

You can serve this salad as soon as it’s tossed! In fact, that’s my favorite way to serve it. You only need to chill this berry salad in the fridge if you plan on storing it for later. 

How to Make Berry Salad

  • Make the dressing. Whisk together the yogurt, lemon juice, poppy seeds, vanilla extract, and cinnamon to combine. 
  • Toss it all together. Add all of your berries to a big bowl. Pour the dressing into the bowl and toss until the berries are all evenly coated. Try to do this carefully so you don’t bruise/mash the berries. 
ingredients to make berry salad in a bowl

Storing Berry Salad

You can store berry salad in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 days. Note that if you stir everything together and chill before serving, the salad is still fine. But, your yogurt will most likely turn a shade of pink. If you don’t mind that, feel free to make ahead! I do not recommend freezing berry salad. 

Ingredient Notes for Berry Salad

  • Yogurt – There’s some room for creativity here! I like using classic vanilla yogurt for a little added flavor. You can feel free to use plain yogurt, low fat yogurt, or any other yogurt that sounds good to you. 
  • Lemon Juice – For the very best flavor, try to only use freshly squeezed lemon juice and not the bottled alternative. 
  • Poppy Seeds – You can omit these if you want. I just love the small, subtle touch that they provide the salad! 
  • Vanilla Extract – I always like to use pure vanilla extract for the very best vanilla flavor. 
  • Berries – I like using a combination of strawberries, blueberries and raspberries. You can feel free to swap these with any other berries you like best. 
  • Cinnamon – There’s just enough to add a subtle touch of warm flavor to balance all of the fruity flavors! You can omit it if you want to. 
creamy berry fruit salad in a white bowl



5 from 10 votes

Easy Creamy Berry Salad

Berry Salad is creamy, sweet, and oh so summery! Strawberries, raspberries and blueberries are tossed together in a yogurt dressing that’s delightfully simple. What really sends it over the top is the addition of crunchy poppyseeds! 
Prep 10 minutes
Total 10 minutes
Servings 6


  • 1 Cup Vanilla Yogurt
  • 1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice
  • 1 Tablespoon Poppy Seeds OPTIONAL
  • 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1 Pound Fresh Strawberries stems removed and sliced
  • 12 Ounces Fresh Raspberries
  • 1 Pint Fresh Blueberries


  • In a small bowl whisk together the yogurt, lemon juice, poppy seeds, vanilla extract, and cinnamon.
  • Add the sliced strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries to a large serving bowl.
  • Pour the dressing over the berries and stir gently to combine.
  • Serve immediately or chill in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.



NOTE:  This salad can be made ahead and eaten within 24 hours.  Keep in mind that the dressing will turn pink if not kept separate from the fruit until serving.
NOTE:  I don’t use any sweetener in this recipe, but I do recommend adding to your own taste. If you like a sweeter berry salad I recommend adding 1-3 Tablespoons of sugar (or whatever sweetener you like: sugar, honey, maple syrup, stevia.) to taste to the dressing.


Serving: 1Third Cup, Calories: 80kcal

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
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  1. 5 stars
    What a simple, perfect summer recipe! I would eat this every day for dessert. And it’s definitely a great way to use up berries that might be starting to get on their last leg

  2. 5 stars
    Yes! Gimme allllllllllll of the berries! I have been living on them lately. I am definitely making this salad over the holiday weekend for our get together!

  3. 5 stars
    This reminds of the holiday fruit salad I grew up having with marshmallows when I was little. This looks so pretty and perfect for summer! Definitely, need to make this 😀

  4. 5 stars
    Oh boy, thanks for the crave! This berry salad looks so fresh and delicious, lucky for me I have all the ingredients on hand! i know what i’m making my kids for breakfast tomorrow!

  5. Wow nice! I don’t usually make salads like this but I definitely should! Love how you added the poppyseeds for that bit of added texture.

  6. 5 stars
    This would be perfect for July 4th with the red, white, and blue colors! Also as an easy dessert to take to summer cookouts!

  7. I’m loving everything about this recipe! I adore berries and to have them as the only fruit in the salad is genius. Thanks for this idea!

  8. 5 stars
    I have everything in the fridge right now to make this delicious sounding salad. I would eat this for breakfast and lunch. I love berry season, and this is a great place to use them.

  9. 5 stars
    What a perfect, healthy Fourth of July snack this will be! My toddler is going to LOVE it and I love that it’s not loaded with tons of extra sugar! It’s hard to find healthy and festive treats – thanks for sharing!