Get ready to elevate your Christmas feast with this delightful and colorful Christmas Fruit Salad. It’s a healthy, palate-cleansing treat that adds a burst of flavor to your holiday spread.
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Festive Delight: Christmas Fruit Salad
Christmas is around the corner, and what better way to embrace the festive spirit than with a vibrant and refreshing Christmas Fruit Salad? This blog post will guide you through creating a delightful fruit salad that not only bursts with seasonal colors but also brings a healthy and sweet touch to your Christmas table.
This fruit salad is the perfect contrast to all of the rich dishes and flavors of the holiday season.
Now because it is getting into the winter months during Christmas depending where you live it might be hard to find some of the fresh fruit. Don’t be afraid to substitute what you can’t find for other red or green fruits.
- Green Apples – I like the tartness of a Granny Smith Apple in this salad. You can of course use other varieties of apples including red apples. You could also sub out for a pear if you’d like.
- Green Grapes – Feel free to use red grapes instead of green grapes, or use both!
- Green Kiwis – I love the pop of kiwi in this salad, feel free to add in extra kiwis if it is your favorite.
- Raspberries – Depending on where you live you might have trouble finding fresh raspberries in December, feel free to use a different red fruit or just leave them out.
- Strawberries – Of course the best known red fruit needs to be in a red and green fruit salad.
- Pomegranate Seeds – During pomegranate season some might be able to find pomegranate seeds sold in a little cup, if you are lucky enough to find those use that, otherwise find a nice pomegranate to deseed yourself.
- Orange – A fresh orange for the dressing, you will want to juice it fresh yourself, it will make a big difference. If you are really big into the orange flavor you can zest a little orange peel into the dressing as well.
- Honey – And just a touch of honey to help make a nice smooth dressing for the salad.
For a complete detailed list of the ingredients continue towards the bottom of the page.
Prepare the Fruit:
Ensure all the fruit is thoroughly cleaned.
Dice the apples, half or quarter cut the grapes (depending on size), peel and dice the kiwis, and quarter cut the strawberries.
Add the prepared fruit into a large bowl, combining them with raspberries and pomegranate seeds.
Make the Dressing:
In a small bowl, whisk together the fresh orange juice and honey to create a luscious dressing.
Combine and Mix:
Pour the dressing over the bowl of fruit, ensuring it coats each piece evenly.
Gently toss everything together until the fruit is well coated with the dressing.
If not serving immediately, transfer the Christmas Fruit Salad into a container and store it in the refrigerator.
The salad remains fresh for 2 to 3 days, making it a convenient make-ahead option for your festive gatherings.
tips, tricks and questions
- Fruit Selection: Feel free to customize the fruit selection based on your preferences or what’s in season.
- Dressing Consistency: Adjust the honey-to-orange juice ratio to achieve your preferred level of sweetness.
- Chill Time: Allowing the salad to chill in the refrigerator for some time enhances the flavors as the fruit absorbs the dressing.
Can I use different fruits in the salad?
Absolutely! This recipe is versatile, so you can swap or add fruits based on your taste and what’s available.
How do I keep the salad from getting soggy?
Ensure the fruit is well-drained after washing and pat it dry before combining with the dressing. Additionally, serving immediately or storing it properly in the refrigerator helps maintain freshness.
Can I make this ahead of time for a Christmas party?
Certainly! This Christmas Fruit Salad can be prepared a day in advance and stored in the refrigerator. Just give it a gentle toss before serving.
If you like this Christmas Fruit Salad Recipe you might also like:
- 2 green apples
- 2 cups green grapes
- 2 green kiwis
- 3 ounces raspberries
- 2 cups strawberries
- 1 cup pomegranate seeds
- Juice of 1 orange
- 1 tablespoon honey
- Ensuring all the fruit is cleaned prepare the fruit for the salad. Diced the apples, half the grapes (or quarter cut if they are large), peel and dice the kiwis, quarter cut the strawberries. Add the prepared fruit into a bowl along with the raspberries and pomegranate seeds.
- In a small bowl whisk the orange juice and honey together to make a dressing. Add the dressing overtop the fruit and gently mix everything together. If not serving immediately store in a container in the fridge. Christmas fruit salad lasts 2 to 3 days in the refrigerator.
Serving Size:1/8 the dish
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 130Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 21mgCarbohydrates: 33gFiber: 5gSugar: 25gProtein: 2g
Nutritional data is automated and might not be 100% accurate, final nutritional information will depend on ingredients used and any changes made.