Christmas Fruit Salad is a perfect mix of winter fruits in bright festive colors for the holidays. This easy Christmas recipe takes just a few minutes to make, and everyone will love it!
Why This Christmas Fruit Salad Recipe is So Good
- A Healthy Option: Christmas, like most holidays, can be filled with candy, cookies, and heavy meals. Including a fresh fruit salad in your holiday spread will give everyone a welcome boost of nutrition!
- Super Simple to Make: To make a fruit salad, all you need to do is wash and prepare the fruit. A simple dressing made with fresh lemon juice and honey is added, and you're done.
- A Traditional Christmas Side Dish: Fruit salad was introduced to Americans during WWII, and was said to be key in improving our intake of vitamin C. When the great depression hit in the 30s, fruit was not always easy to get, so it became a dish that was saved for special occasions, like Christmas or Thanksgiving.
Tips and Tricks for Making Christmas Fruit Salad
- Choosing Fruit: The fruits in this Christmas fruit salad work well together, are easy to find in December, and are festively red and green (with some orange and blue mixed in too)! You can feel free to add other fruits that you enjoy too. If there's something in this recipe that you don't enjoy, simply leave it out.
- Other Fruits to Add to Christmas Salad include sliced star fruit, green or red grapes, green melon, watermelon, and strawberries.
- Make this Recipe Vegan by replacing the honey with maple syrup.
- Avoid Browning: To prevent the apple and pear pieces from browning whilst you are dicing and prepping everything, you can submerge them in a bowl of water and simply drain them once ready to use.
- Pomegranate Seeds Can Bleed: To prevent the lighter-colored fruit from being dyed red by the pomegranate seeds, you can scatter these over at the end rather than mixing them through if desired.
- Make It Extra Fun: Instead of mixing the fruit together, layer it based on color in a clear glass bowl or trifle dish. You can also separate the fruit into individual bowls if you'd like.
- Winter Fruit Salad is Best Served Fresh: While you can make this salad a few hours ahead of time, I don't suggest trying to make it much further in advance than that. That said, any leftovers can be stored in the fridge for up to 2 days. They'll be tasty, but the fruit will start to brown and get soft.
What to Serve With Christmas Fruit Salad
You can serve this salad during your Christmas morning breakfast or brunch. It would be delicious along with Vegan Blueberry Scones, Vegan Biscotti, or our No Sugar Banana Bread. Fruit and cream cheese breakfast pastries could also be a delicious way to get more fruit into the day!
Christmas Fruit Salad is also a wonderful side dish to go along with your other holiday dinner offerings. Try our Deconstructed Lasagna, Ranch Mashed Potatoes, and Roasted Brussel Sprouts and Carrots if you're looking for things to add to the Christmas menu.
More Holiday Recipes To Try
- Rosemary Mashed Potatoes
- Air Fryer Cornbread
- Vegan Pumpkin Soup
- Air Fryer Green Bean Casserole
- Air Fryer Acorn Squash
- Vegan Stuffing
- Wild Rice Stuffed Mushrooms
- Cherry Delight Dessert
- Vegan Panna Cotta
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Christmas Fruit Salad
- 4 clementines
- 2 pears
- 2 kiwis
- 2 granny smith apples
- 1 cup raspberries
- 1 cup blueberries
- ½ cup pomegranate seeds
- 3 tbsp honey
- Juice of a lemon
- Gather your ingredients.
- Dice the apples, pears and kiwis. Peel the clementines and split them into segments.
- Mix together the lemon juice and honey in a small bowl.
- Add the chopped fruit to a large mixing bowl along with the raspberries, blueberries and pomegranate seeds. Pour over the dressing and stir well to combine.
- To prevent the apple and pear pieces from browning whilst you are dicing and prepping everything, you can submerge them in a bowl of water and simply drain them once ready to use.
- To prevent the color of the pomegranate seeds from bleeding into the rest of the fruit, you can scatter these over at the end rather than mixing them through if desired.
- The fruits in this Christmas fruit salad work well together, are easy to find in December, and are festively red and green! You can feel free to add other fruits that you enjoy too.
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