Winter Fruit Salad

Winter Fruit Salad is a healthy winter dessert, with fresh kiwi fruit, pineapple, pomegranate and mandarines in a honey poppy seed dressing.

Of all the Dessert Recipes you’ll find on this site for the holidays, Winter Fruit Salad is among the healthiest (and very similar to my recipe Easy Fruit Salad).

Winter Fruit SaladWINTER FRUIT SALAD

Winter Salad doesn’t just have to be for the cold winter months. This delicious dessert could just as easily be an Autumn Fruit Salad, a Christmas Fruit Salad, Spring Fruit Salad, or Rainbow Fruit Salad, depending on the occasion.

The holidays are quickly approaching, and if you need something sweet and creative to serve up after Christmas dinner or to bring to your friend’s New Year’s Eve potluck, try out this delicious Winter Fruit Salad.

The fresh fruit mixed with the delicious, homemade poppy seed dressing make a perfectly balanced treat that tastes good served at room temperature or even chilled in the fridge for a few hours. It’s basically like a fruit smoothie in solid form.

You can serve Winter Fruit Salad for brunch, dessert, or even as a tasty side dish, it’s extremely versatile. You also don’t have to worry if this is your first time cooking this is the perfect dish to bring to your family holiday get-together you are nervous to cook for. It is an extremely easy Winter Fruit Salad, which also makes it a perfect treat for you and the little chef in your family to make together.

One of the best things about this Winter Fruit Salad recipe is that you can find all of the ingredients for it at your local grocery store. While there are a lot of ingredients, you can find each individual item for fairly inexpensive, which is awesome if you need something to serve at a holiday party but your budget is already completely tapped.

DELICIOUS FRUIT DESSERTS:

HOW TO MAKE WINTER FRUIT SALAD

  • Place the pineapple, kiwi, mandarin oranges and pomegranate arils in a large bowl.
  • In a small bowl whisk together the lemon juice, honey and poppy seeds.
  • Pour the poppy seed dressing over the fruit and toss gently to coat.
  • Garnish with mint leaves if desired.

Winter Fruit Salad with Honey Dressing

VARIATIONS ON WINTER FRUIT SALAD

  • Nuts: You can easily customize your salad to fit your personal taste. I recommend trying chopped nuts like pecans, walnuts, or cashews.
  • Coconut: Shredded coconut, toasted or un-toasted would add a fun flavor to the recipe.

TIPS FOR MAKING WINTER FRUIT SALAD

  • Start by cutting all the fruit at once. This makes the assembly of the salad way easier, and it makes clean up a breeze.
  • Once the fruit is cut don’t let them sit out for too long or they can start to oxidize and turn brown.
  • If you have leftover fruit salad

FRUIT RECIPES YOU CAN GIFT FOR THE HOLIDAYS:

HOW LONG IS WINTER FRUIT SALAD GOOD?

  • Serve: Winter Fruit Salad is fine at room temperature for up to 2 hours.
  • Store: Winter Fruit Salad will stay good in the fridge for up to 3 days. To properly refrigerate this salad, seal it up in something airtight, like plastic wrap or a freezer bag, and make sure to keep moisture away from it.
  • Freeze: Freezing fresh fruit for the purposes of smoothies is great, but if you plan to thaw this out to eat as a salad I’d highly recommend against it.

Winter Fruit Salad with Honey Poppy Dressing in White Bowl

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Winter Fruit Salad

Winter Fruit Salad is a healthy winter dessert, with fresh kiwi fruit, pineapple, pomegranate and mandarines in a honey poppy seed dressing.
Yield 8 Servings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Author Sabrina Snyder

Ingredients
 

  • 3 cups pineapple , cubed
  • 1 cup kiwis , peeled and sliced
  • 2 cups mandarin orange
  • 1/2 cup pomegranate arils
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • tablespoon  poppy seeds

Garnish:

  • fresh mint leaves , optional

Instructions

  • Place the pineapple, kiwi, mandarin oranges and pomegranate arils in a large bowl.
  • In a small bowl whisk together the lemon juice, honey and poppy seeds.
  • Pour the poppy seed dressing over the fruit and toss gently to coat.
  • Garnish with mint leaves if desired.

Nutrition

Calories: 150kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 5mg | Potassium: 371mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 516IU | Vitamin C: 89mg | Calcium: 83mg | Iron: 1mg
Keyword: Winter Fruit Salad

Winter Fruit Salad with pomegranate, kiwi and pineapple

About the Author: Sabrina Snyder

Sabrina is a professionally trained Private Chef of over 10 years with ServSafe Manager certification in food safety. She creates all the recipes here on Dinner, then Dessert, fueled in no small part by her love for bacon.

Sabrina Snyder is a professionally trained personal and private chef of over 10 years who is the creator and developer of all the recipes on Dinner, then Dessert.

She is also the author of the upcoming cookbook: Dinner, then Dessert – Satisfying Meals Using Only 3, 5 or 7 Ingredients which is being published by Harper Collins.

She started Dinner, then Dessert as a business in her office as a lunch service for her coworkers who admired her lunches before going to culinary school and becoming a full time personal chef and private chef.

As a personal chef Sabrina would cook for families one day a week and cook their entire week of dinners. All grocery shopping, cooking and cleaning was done along with instructions on reheating. As a private chef she cooked for private parties and cooked in family homes in the evenings for families on a nightly basis after working as a personal chef during the day.

Sabrina has been certified as a ServSafe Manager since 2007 and was a longstanding member of the USPCA Personal Chef Association including being on the board of the Washington DC Chapter of Chefs in the US Personal Chef Association when they won Chapter of the year.

As a member of the community of food website creators Sabrina Snyder has spoken at many conferences regarding her experiences as a food writer including the Indulge Food Conference, Everything Food Conference, Haven Food Conference and IACP Annual Food Professionals Conference.

Sabrina lives with her family in sunny California.

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  1. Who says you can’t have fruit salads in the wintertime? This is so good and so pretty. I am going to add it to my Thanksgiving menu.

  2. I coud eat this salad every day all day any time of the year 🙂 Delicious, healthy and bright – just the perfect salad to make over the weekend!