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Winter Fruit Salad with Honey Lime Poppy Seed Viniagrette

Irresistibly delicious, fresh and vibrant Winter Fruit Salad with Honey Lime Poppy Seed Vinaigrette is simple to whip together but can’t stop eating delicious! It makes the perfect Thanksgiving or Christmas side!

Winter Fruit Salad is straightforward to make however irresistibly scrumptious!  


This Winter Fruit Salad is straightforward sufficient for breakfast or brunch however tastes gourmand sufficient for Thanksgiving and Christmas!  It’s bursting with a rainbow of seasonal recent fruit all drizzled with easy but tantalizing Honey Lime Poppy Seed Dressing. 

About Winter Fruit Salad

Are you guys prepared for Thanksgiving?!  For those who want some final minute straightforward sides, look no additional than this Winter Fruit Salad or my Firm Mashed Potatoes and Apple Pecan Wild Rice Pilaf!   This Winter Fruit Salad could be prepped in minutes, made prematurely and you need to use your favourite fruits or no matter you’ve got available.  YAY for stress free serving and/or entertaining!

This Winter Fruit Salad is an important potluck aspect in my ebook that not solely is gorgeous however all the time disappears in minutes.  The medley of fruit is stand-alone-delectable and additional delishified with the brilliant candy and tangy Honey Lime Poppy Seed French dressing.

This Winter Fruit Salad just isn’t solely fabulous for particular events, it’s a recent, nutritious and vibrant, addicting strategy to gobble up fruit for breakfast, as a aspect or a wholesome snack.  I really like maintaining this Winter Fruit Salad in my fridge.   You do the chopping work as soon as and get days of refreshing satisfaction.  You possibly can devour the fruit salad as is for snacks or for breakfast, I like to combine it with vanilla yogurt, granola, nuts or coconut.

 

Irresistibly delicious, fresh and vibrant Winter Fruit Salad with Honey Lime Poppy Seed Vinaigrette is simple to whip together but can’t stop eating delicious! It makes the perfect Thanksgiving or Christmas side!

What Fruit is in Winter Fruit Salad?

This easy-to-make salad is an easy tossing of:

  • apples:    You don’t want to fret about your apples and pears turning brown inside the first few hours as a result of the Honey Lime French dressing accommodates lime in it which can hold them from browning.
  • pears:  Use ripe pears however not delicate pears.
  • bananas:   Slice your bananas a minimum of half inch thick in order that they maintain their form within the Winter Fruit Salad.   The bananas will maintain for a number of hours with out turning brown if they’re instantly tossed in just a little of the dressing which incorporates lime juice.  You can even slice bananas right into a bowl containing pineapple juice or orange juice.  I don’t advocate lime (separate from the dressing) or lemon juice is it provides further tartness).  Gently stir the bananas to coat all sides then take away them with a slotted spoon and add to the salad simply earlier than serving.
  • kiwis:  take care your kiwis are ripe or else they’ll style bitter.  It’s higher to omit bitter kiwis than embrace them.
  • pomegranate arils:  You should purchase an entire pomegranate and take away the seeds your self or you should purchase ready-to-eat seeds for comfort.
  • dried cranberries:  I feel these are a should for the Winter Fruit Salad!  They add pleasant bursts of concentrated sweetness.
  • mandarin oranges:  I like to recommend recent mandarin oranges versus canned as a result of canned oranges simply crumble.  If you wish to use canned oranges, then take care to refrigerate the can first so the oranges are good and chilled.   For recent Mandarin oranges, search for clementines as a result of they’re seedless and tremendous straightforward to peel.

I selected these winter fruits as a result of they’re all available within the winter months.  They create a symphony of flavors and textures collectively which might be style bud magic for my part.  In the event you don’t like several of the aforementioned fruits, are allergic, or just need to use what you might have available, then to free to swap a few of them out.

Irresistibly delicious, fresh and vibrant Winter Fruit Salad with Honey Lime Poppy Seed Vinaigrette is simple to whip together but can’t stop eating delicious! It makes the perfect Thanksgiving or Christmas side!

HOW TO MAKE WINTER FRUIT SALAD

This Winter Fruit Salad could be very easy to make.

  • Chop your apples, pears, bananas, kiwis and add to a bowl alongside with your pomegranate seeds, dried cranberries and mandarin oranges.
  • To make the dressing, whisk collectively honey, lime, poppy seeds and olive oil.
  • Drizzle the honey lime French dressing everywhere in the fruit and gently toss to mix.
  • Greatest if served instantly or inside 2 hours.

Ideas and Tips For Winter Fruit Salad

Listed here are a pair ideas and tips adopted by questions and solutions you may need about the best way to make good fruit salad.

  • Chill your fruit.  Place your fruit– chopped or entire – within the fridge for a minimum of 2 hours.  Chilled fruit is all the things in a fruit salad.  You don’t want to cut your fruit 2 hours prematurely, however at the very least place your entire fruit within the fridge as a result of nobody likes luke-warm fruit salad!
  • Use ripe, however not too ripe fruit.  We would like fruit however don’t need it too ripe or it should get mush and crumble – particularly the bananas and kiwis.
  • Combine up Fruit.  Be happy tot combine up the fruit and omit/add no matter works for you!
  • Customise Dressing.  Relying on how your candy/ripe your fruit is it’s your decision kind of honey or lime in your dressing.
  • Scale Up or Down.   This Winter Fruit Salad makes sufficient to feed a household of fruit lovers or for a Thanksgiving aspect, however can also be straightforward to scale down. You’ll need to divide the components in half when you anticipate leftovers as a result of it doesn’t maintain nicely, notably the bananas.
  • Serve inside 2 hours.  I feel this Winter Fruit Salad is greatest inside 2 hours however will nonetheless style scrumptious if served later than that.
  • Storing.  I might take away the bananas from any leftover fruit salad earlier than storing within the fridge.  The remaining fruit will style scrumptious the subsequent day however the pears and apples will flip barely brown sound the sides.
  • Leftovers.  Each time I can’t use fruit in time, I freeze it later for smoothies. For this Winter Fruit Salad, divide any leftovers into particular person sandwich luggage, seal and freeze for later.  Mix with vanilla yogurt, ice/or frozen banana, orange juice and sugar to style.

With regards to this Winter Fruit Salad, nevertheless, I don’t anticipate you’ll have leftovers.

Irresistibly delicious, fresh and vibrant Winter Fruit Salad with Honey Lime Poppy Seed Vinaigrette is simple to whip together but can’t stop eating delicious! It makes the perfect Thanksgiving or Christmas side!

 

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Winter Fruit Salad

Irresistibly scrumptious, recent and vibrant Winter Fruit Salad with Honey Lime Poppy Seed French dressing is straightforward to whip collectively however can’t cease consuming scrumptious!   It makes the right Thanksgiving or Christmas aspect!   

Irresistibly delicious, fresh and vibrant Winter Fruit Salad with Honey Lime Poppy Seed Vinaigrette is simple to whip together but can’t stop eating delicious! It makes the perfect Thanksgiving or Christmas side!

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Elements

Fruit Salad

  • 2 candy apples, chopped like Honeycrisp or Fuji
  • 2 pears, chopped
  • three kiwis peeled, sliced and quartered
  • 2 bananas, sliced
  • 1 15 oz. can mandarin oranges in WATER, drained OR three mandarin oranges/peeled, separated
  • pomegranate arils from 1 pomegranate
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries

Honey Lime Poppy Seed French dressing

  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 half teaspoons poppy seeds

Components

Fruit Salad

  • 2 candy apples, chopped like Honeycrisp or Fuji
  • 2 pears, chopped
  • three kiwis peeled, sliced and quartered
  • 2 bananas, sliced
  • 1 15 oz. can mandarin oranges in WATER, drained OR three mandarin oranges/peeled, separated
  • pomegranate arils from 1 pomegranate
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries

Honey Lime Poppy Seed French dressing

  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons poppy seeds
Irresistibly delicious, fresh and vibrant Winter Fruit Salad with Honey Lime Poppy Seed Vinaigrette is simple to whip together but can’t stop eating delicious! It makes the perfect Thanksgiving or Christmas side!

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Directions

  1. Add all the salad components to a big bowl.

  2. In a separate small bowl, whisk collectively all the French dressing components.

  3. Pour French dressing over dressing and gently toss to coat. Serve instantly.

Recipe Notes

  • apples and pears:    You don’t want to fret about your apples and pears turning brown inside the first few hours as a result of the Honey Lime French dressing incorporates lime in it which can hold them from browning.
  • bananas:   Slice your bananas at the very least 1/2 inch thick in order that they maintain their form within the Winter Fruit Salad.   The bananas will hold for a couple of hours with out turning brown if they’re instantly tossed in slightly of the dressing which incorporates lime juice.  You can too slice bananas right into a bowl containing pineapple juice or orange juice.  I don’t advocate lime (separate from the dressing) or lemon juice is it provides further tartness).  Gently stir the bananas to coat all sides then take away them with a slotted spoon and add to the salad simply earlier than serving.
  • kiwis:  take care your kiwis are ripe or else they may style bitter.  It’s higher to omit bitter kiwis than embrace them.
  • pomegranate arils:  You should purchase an entire pomegranate and take away the seeds your self or you should purchase ready-to-eat seeds for comfort.
  • mandarin oranges:  I like to recommend recent mandarin oranges versus canned as a result of canned oranges simply disintegrate.  If you wish to use canned oranges, then take care to refrigerate the can first so the oranges are good and chilled.   For recent Mandarin oranges, search for clementines as a result of they’re seedless and tremendous straightforward to peel
  • chill your fruit.  Place your fruit– chopped or entire – within the fridge for at the very least 2 hours.  Chilled fruit is all the things in a fruit salad.  You don’t want to cut your fruit 2 hours prematurely, however at the very least place your entire fruit within the fridge as a result of nobody likes luke-warm fruit salad!
  • use ripe, however not too ripe fruit.  We would like fruit however don’t need it too ripe or it can get mush and disintegrate – particularly the bananas and kiwis.
  • combine up fruit.  Be happy tot combine up the fruit and omit/add no matter works for you!
  • customise dressing.  Relying on how your candy/ripe your fruit is it’s your decision kind of honey or lime in your dressing.
  • scale up or down.   This Winter Fruit Salad makes sufficient to feed a household of fruit lovers or for a Thanksgiving aspect, however can also be straightforward to scale down. You will need to divide the components in half when you anticipate leftovers as a result of it does not hold properly, notably the bananas.
  • serve inside 2 hours.  I feel this Winter Fruit Salad is greatest inside 2 hours however will nonetheless style scrumptious if served later than that.
  • storing.  I might take away the bananas from any leftover fruit salad earlier than storing within the fridge.  The remaining fruit will style scrumptious the subsequent day however the pears and apples will flip barely brown sound the sides.
  • leftovers.  Every time I can’t use fruit in time, I freeze it later for smoothies. For this Winter Fruit Salad, divide any leftovers into particular person sandwich luggage, seal and freeze for later.  Mix with vanilla yogurt, ice/or frozen banana, orange juice and sugar to style.

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