Gorgeous, colorful fruit is a welcome addition to your holiday table! This easy Thanksgiving Fruit salad can be prepared quickly and is simply delicious tossed with pumpkin spice seasoning, lemon juice, and honey.
Why This Thanksgiving Fruit Salad Recipe is So Good
- A Healthy Option: Thanksgiving, like most holidays, can be filled with candy, pies, 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.
- Pumpkin Spice: I can't get enough of this stuff! A bit of pumpkin pie spice mixed into the dressing for this fruit salad makes it warm and full of the best kind of autumn vibes.
If you're looking for a vegetable-based salad for thanksgiving this year, try our Kale Apple Slaw.
Tips and Tricks for Making the Best Thanksgiving Fruit Salad
- Choosing Fruit: The fruits in this Thanksgiving fruit salad work well together, are easy to find in November, and some are perfectly seasonal, like the apples and pears. 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 Thanksgiving Fruit Salad include canteloupe, fresh mandarin orange slices, blueberries, and raspberries.
- Make this Recipe Vegan by replacing the honey with maple syrup.
- Without any Pumpkin Pie Spice, this recipe is still completely perfect! You can also use cinnamon if that's what you have on hand.
- 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.
- 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 Thanksgiving Fruit Salad
This delicious fruit salad will be perfect with your Thanksgiving dinner, no matter if you're serving a traditional roast or a vegetarian thanksgiving meal.
It's a great option to take to someone else's house for thanksgiving as well, especially if you aren't sure that the food being served will be vegetarian. I always make sure to bring something that I enjoy.
If you're new to cooking for Thanksgiving, check out this information on the essential Thanksgiving spices you'll want to pick up!
More Thanksgiving Recipes
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- Vegan Stuffing
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- Vegan Green Bean Casserole
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- Pumpkin Whipped Cream
- Vegan Pumpkin Cheesecake
- Zucchini Bake Casserole
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Thanksgiving Fruit Salad
- Dice the apples, pears and kiwis. Slice the grapes into halves and the strawberries into quarters.
- Mix together the lemon juice, honey and pumpkin pie spice.
- Add the chopped fruit to a large mixing bowl along with the pomegranate seeds. Pour the dressing over the fruit 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.
- Feel free to add or substitute any fruits that you'd like to in this recipe. Try adding orange tones with canteloupe or tangerine wedges.
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