Easy Winter Fruit Salad

Winter Fruit Salad -- easy to make, and sweetened with a hint of honey | gimmesomeoven.com

Brrrrr, it finally got cold in Kansas City this past weekend!

Like, crank-up-the-heater, bust out the eskimo-coat-with-its-excessive-puffiness-and-furryness, pad-around-everywhere-in-fluffy-slippers(-that-my-dog-likes-to-attack), guzzle-5-mugs-of-hot-cinnamon-tea-a-day, question-for-the-thousandth-time-why-I-still-live-in-the-Midwest kind of COLD.  Even Henry was shaking like a leaf each time I took him outside.  (Which of course meant that it was time to pull out his handsome little sweaters, which I can’t say that I mind.)  ;)

But still, le sigh.

It seems as though winter may be here to stay.  Which means it’s time to dive head-on into Operation Survive My Least Favorite Season, which means that when it comes to cooking, it’s officially time to bust out one of my favorite seasonal treats — winter fruit!  Even better?  Combine a bunch of my favorite winter fruits into a beautiful winter fruit salad.


Winter Fruit Salad -- easy to make, and sweetened with a hint of honey | gimmesomeoven.com

I’ll be the first to admit that this salad is nothing super fancy or original.  To be honest, it was purely the product of standing there shivering in the fruit aisle at the market after walking in from the blizzard (ok, “chilly evening”) outside, and throwing everything that was remotely sweet and seasonal and colorful in my basket.
Winter Fruit Salad -- easy to make, and sweetened with a hint of honey | gimmesomeoven.com

Then when I got home?  I tossed them all together with a little honey and fresh lime juice and fresh mint, and voila — it suddenly looked like summer and sunshine in a bowl!  So pretty, right?!  As was no surprise, it also turned out to be completely fresh and delicious and delightful.

Oh, and bonus, turns out that leftovers of this salad also blend up well into a smoothie!  I just added in a little coconut water and some extra spinach for greens, and voila, it was equally delicious for breakfast the next day.

Definitely a lovely and simple salad for winter — or (hint hint) the holidays that are coming right up — or just anytime you feel like a sweet seasonal treat.  Hope that you enjoy!

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Easy Winter Fruit Salad

This Easy Winter Fruit Salad is made with a few simple seasonal ingredients, it’s naturally vegan and gluten-free, it looks beautiful on the table, and it’s wonderfully sweet and delicious!

Ingredients:

  • 5 kiwi fruit, peeled and sliced into rounds
  • 3 clementine or mandarin oranges, peeled and separated into sections
  • 2 bananas, peeled and sliced into rounds
  • 2 pears, cored and diced
  • 2 yellow apples, cored and diced
  • 2 Tablespoons finely chopped fresh mint
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 Tablespoon honey or agave

Directions:

Combine kiwi, oranges, bananas, pears, apples and mint in a large bowl.

In a separate small bowl, whisk together honey and lime juice.  Pour the juice mixture over the fruit mixture, then gently toss to combine.

Serve immediately, or cover and refrigerate for up to 2 hours.

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18 comments on “Easy Winter Fruit Salad”

  1. Appreciate the mint as an ingredient here. It boosts the health-benefiting capacity of the fruit salad, while adding a slight fresh feeling to it.Well done!

  2. Thanks for posting this recipe! I always seem to get stuck on the same-old Apple, orange, and banana combo so this was a great change up.

  3. This looks amazing! It’s snowing outside right now, which makes me want this even more! Thank you so much! 

  4. How many calories per serving?

    • Hi Constance! We’re sorry but we are unsure of the nutrition facts/amount of calories in this recipe. We currently are not publishing nutrition facts on the site, as the nutrition calculators available are not 100% accurate, and we never want to publish anything that might be misleading. However, a lot of our readers love the My Fitness Pal nutrition calculator, so feel free to try that for an estimate. We hope that helps!

  5. Will this keep ok overnight? I need it for a potluck tomorrow but don’t want to get up an hour early to chop fruit. Thanks!

    • Hi Lucy! Everything in this will keep overnight, except for the banana (we recommend cutting that up fresh, in the am). We hope you enjoy!

  6. thanks for this fruit salad recipe. I am going to use it for my cooking assignment at school!

  7. This salad Was delicious! I made it for a party and it was a hit. I have two more Christmas parties and I’m going to so I will make it a couple more times. Very unique since no one thinks of fruit salad over Christmas.

  8. I am making this for a Packer party.  The colors are perfect!

  9. Beautiful salad – made it as we needed something light to go with a hotdish meal last evening for dinner. Only thing I didn’t like was how it turned to mush this morning. BUT THERE’S A LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL!! Took a 1/2 cup scoop, added it to my Vega Coconut Almond Protein Poweder after my workout – WOW! – it was fabulous!!! Just as you suggested. I also added unsweetened vanillla almond milk (1 c) for added calcium.

    Just as enjoyable tin my smoothie as it was last evening for dinner!! Thanks for the tip!!

    And since I won’t be able to get to all of it before it goes bad, I bagged up the leftovers in 1/2 c portions and put it in the freezer. So it’ll be easy to add to future smoothies!!

    • Thank you, Heidi — we’re so glad you enjoyed it, and we’re glad you were able to salvage it by adding it to your smoothie! :)