This Christmas fruit salad is a fresh, sweet treat for a morning snack, dessert after dinner or brunch during the holidays. Keeping the colors of Christmas, the mixed fruit give different layers of sweetness, from the fragrant strawberries to the tart green apple.
The acidic kiwi and orange juice bring it together while the honey and whipped cream lighten and sweeten the salad and give it that finishing Christmas holiday-style touch. Here are some tips and information on how to prepare this festive salad.
Tips & Tweaks
If you wish to add more fruit that matches the Christmas colors, the fruits that best pair with the ones in the Christmas fruit salad are cranberries, red apples or cherries. There are two green fruits in the salad already, so it makes sense to add a red fruit to balance the colors but a green fruit suggestion for you would be green grapes.
If you wish to be more adventurous, you can add warm holiday spices like cinnamon and nutmeg, basil for a strong, peppery flavor or spinach for more iron and more green for the holidays.
Like with most fresh fruit, it is recommended to eat them as soon as they are prepared. If certain fruits are left out for a long period of time, they start to brown (like apples) or get squishy (like grapes). This is where orange juice comes in; it adds a fresh flavor to the fruit salad and the acid helps prevent browning.
Fruit salads usually last for three to five days. If you still have leftovers and want to have your salad in the morning or after dinner, store it in an airtight container as soon as possible. If you wish to take it to-go, reusable silicone bags are great for individual portions and keep your salad fresh.
Did this holiday salad give you and your guests the Christmas feels? We hope it becomes a part of your holiday tradition. Let us know what you thought in the comments and please share the recipe!
Christmas Fruit Salad
- 2 cups green apples - cleaned, cored and chopped (don’t peel them)
- 2 kiwis - peeled and chopped
- 2 cups strawberries - hulled and quartered (small strawberries can just be halved)
- 2 tbsp. liquid honey
- 2 tbsp. orange juice - fresh or unsweetened
- Whipped cream topping - for serving
- Fresh mint leaves - to garnish (optional)
- In a large glass bowl, combine all of the fruit.
- Whisk together the honey and orange juice in a separate small bowl.
- Drizzle it over the fruit salad and toss to combine.
- Serve with the whipped cream topping and fresh mint leaves (if using) in individual bowls.
- This salad can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
- This recipe can easily be scaled up for more guests.
Nutrition information on In the Kitch is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. It may not include toppings and/or sauces.
Looking for more holiday recipes? Try our Christmas Morning Punch