Winter Fruit Salad with Lemon Poppy Seed Dressing

Winter Fruit Salad with Lemon Poppy Seed Dressing

Tasty Winter Fruit Salad!

Here is another recipe that works great for Christmas morning brunch: winter fruit salad! I love having fruit salad for breakfast or brunch. It’s such a fresh and healthy addition to the morning meal. In this fruit salad, I’ve added fruits that are in season during the winter months. Things like kiwis and pomegranate arils give this salad a unique and flavorful taste that you’ll look forward to having each winter!

 

Winter Fruit Salad Pomegranate

A Unique Blend of Fruit

Each fruit in this salad was selected because they are winter fruits and their flavors work really well together. The pomegranate might be the most wintry fruit there is. It is always associated with Christmas time! If you’ve never prepared a pomegranate before you can check out my post on how to de-seed a pomegranate. It’s super easy and only takes 3 very easy steps. I love the color the pomegranate brings to the fruit salad and even more, the wonderful tart flavor!



When selecting the type of apple for your fruit salad, look for a late harvest/winter apple. I used Braeburn apples for this fruit salad. I love the taste of these apples, they are perfect for eating fresh and putting in fruit salads while still being a winter apple. Other varieties you could choose include, Cortland, Mutsu and Winesap. The apples are good in this salad because they give the salad a nice bit of “crunch” when you grab a forkful.

The rest of the winter fruits in this winter fruit salad are fairly straight forward. I used Bartlett pears for this recipe but you can use whichever kind is your favorite. Some other good alternatives are Anjou pears or Bosc Pears. Then just pick some nice ripe mandarins—canned is OK too—and kiwis and you’re good to go!

Winter Fruit Salad

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Winter Fruit Salad with Lemon Poppy Seed Dressing
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Servings 6Servings
Prep Time 10Minutes
Ingredients
  • Winter Fruit Salad
  • 3 Kiwis
  • 3 Mandarin or Clementine Oranges
  • 1 Pear
  • 1 Apple
  • 1 Pomegranate
  • Lemon Poppyseed Dressing
  • 1 Tsp. Poppyseeds
  • 1/2 Cup Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Water
  • 3 Tbsp. Lemon Juice
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Ingredients
  • Winter Fruit Salad
  • 3 Kiwis
  • 3 Mandarin or Clementine Oranges
  • 1 Pear
  • 1 Apple
  • 1 Pomegranate
  • Lemon Poppyseed Dressing
  • 1 Tsp. Poppyseeds
  • 1/2 Cup Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Water
  • 3 Tbsp. Lemon Juice
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Servings 6Servings
Prep Time 10Minutes
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    Winter Fruit Salad
    1. Wash the fruit and then peel and slice the kiwis, pear and apple. Peel the mandarin or clementines and divide into segments. Remove the arils from the inside of the pomegranate.
    2. Place all the fruit into a serving bowl, drizzle the syrup on top and toss to combine.
    Lemon Poppyseed Dressing
    1. In a small saucepan, add the sugar, water and lemon juice. Simmer over medium heat for 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally.
    2. Stir in the poppyseeds and let cool to room temperature.
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