Fruit. I seriously can’t get enough fruit. Even though I love some summer strawberries, my favorite fruits are winter fruits. I am totally obsessed with kiwis. Apples, pears, clementines, blueberries, everything comes together so perfectly in this mouthwatering winter fruit salad.
What to put in an easy winter fruit salad
Think winter is the worst time for produce? Think again. A bountiful array of fruits are at their most flavorful in the colder months of the year, and many of the fruits and veggies that we associate with fall continue their seasons well into winter.
These winter fruits are easily interchangeable. Use whatever you have on hand or is available at your local grocery store.
- Citrus fruits
- Pomegranate seeds*
If you like that burst of fresh minty flavor, add fresh mint leaves! If not, it’s still an amazingly delicious salad without the hint of mint.
This salad can be made up to 2 hours before you plan to serve it; simply store it covered in the refrigerator until you’re ready to go. Be sure to add the dressing before storing.
*The intent was to make this salad with pomegranate seeds, but due to supply chain issues, we couldn’t find them ANYWHERE. Blueberries were a delicious swap, but aren’t necessarily in season in February. For more info on what’s in season, check out the Healthy Family Project.
Variations and Tips
- Avoid browning: apples and pears tend to oxidize (brown) quickly. I recommend waiting to add them until you’re ready to mix in the dressing. The lemon juice will keep it from browning.
- Chop it: Keep everything bite sized for easy eating and serving.
- Temperature check: Keep it chilled so it doesn’t go mushy.
- Fruit variety: Use the variety of fruit you and your family like best. We like gala or honeycrisp apples and Bosc pears, but there are lots to choose from!
Winter Fruit Salad
- 1 apple sliced
- 1 pear sliced
- 4 kiwis peeled and sliced into rounds
- 3 clementines peeled and sliced
- ½ cup blueberries
- Juice from half a lemon
- 2 tbsp honey