This Christmas Fruit salad is the perfect combination of red and green fruits, and is perfect for a Christmas dinner or holiday party!
When we’re having a dinner with friends or family, one of my favorite things to make is a fruit salad. Whether we’re hosting, or going to someone else’s house and just bringing a side dish, a fresh fruit salad is always a good idea!
This Christmas Fruit salad is one of my new favorites to make in the winter because it’s packed full of a delicious mix of flavors and textures with the different fruits.
I use a mix of my favorite red and green fruits to make this Christmas fruit salad, which come together to be the perfect mix of red and green, perfect for a holiday dinner or party.
For my fruit salad I used red raspberries, red strawberries, and red pomegranate arils. For the green fruit I used green grapes, green kiwi, and green apple.
Some other red fruit that could also work are red apples, red grapes, cranberries, or lingonberries. Some green fruits that would also work are pears, or honeydew.
The fruits all come together so perfectly. And you can either squeeze a little citrus juice (think lemon, lime, orange) on top to keep the apples from going brown. Or serve the fruit salad with a yummy honey poppyseed dressing.
Can this Christmas Fruit Salad be made in advanced?
The fruit salad is best made shortly before eating, because the pomegranate seeds have such a strong color they tend to turn some of the other fruits a little red if you make the fruit salad ahead of time.
The poppyseed dressing especially helps turn the fruits into a red color, so if you do need to make this winter fruit salad a couple hours early I recommend making the dressing, and making the fruit salad, but not putting the dressing on top of the salad until you are ready to serve it.
This fruit salad comes together super quickly. And to make it even quicker you can buy a cup of pomegranate arils already de-seeded since that might be the most time consuming part.
The rest of the fruit salad only takes a few minutes to peel your kiwi, slice up your apples and strawberries, and toss them all in a bowl.
This delicious and beautiful Christmas fruit salad is the perfect side dish to take to a Christmas dinner, or other holiday dinner, or it would be great for a holiday party too.
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Christmas Fruit Salad
- 2 cups green grapes
- 4 kiwi peeled, and sliced
- 2 apples sliced, and de-seeded
- 2 cups raspberries
- 2 cups sliced strawberries
- 1 cup pomegranate arils (1 pomegranate, seeded)
For the Honey Poppyseed Dressing:
- 2 TBS honey
- 1/4 cup fresh orange juice
- 1 tsp poppyseeds
- Carefully combine all your fruit in a large bowl. Careful so as not to squish any of the fruit.
- Stir together the honey, orange juice, and poppy seeds in a small bowl.
- When ready to serve, pour dressing over the top of the fruit and carefully mix together.
- If not serving the salad immediately, cover fruit and dressing bowls and place in the fridge for up for 6 hours before serving.