December 8, 2022

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Christmas Fruit Salad – Recipes From A Pantry


This 3 ingredient easy Christmas fruit salad recipe is the perfect Christmas and winter appetizer, side dish or dessert! Made with a pantry staple colorful array of fruits and berries that comes together very quickly.

Suitable for gluten free and vegan diets. Post includes Weight Watchers points.

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the completed christmas fruit salad served with a spoon and cloth napkin

Nothing beats this easy Christmas fruit salad, full of color and flavor and contains ingredients you probably already have on hand. And I just love serving it up on my holiday table.

This festive fruit salad is filled with red and green fruit in a delicious thin dressing. It’s one of my favorite breakfast, brunch, and dessert dishes that I whip up to help guests have happy holidays. I’m so excited to share my recipe with you!

You are only 3 ingredients away from enjoying this perfect light dish. All that’s needed is to slice some fruits, then simply toss them all together along with an easy dressing, and bam you are good to go.

close up view of the completed christmas fruit salad

This is a great way to use up any leftovers during fruit season, and it’s highly adaptable to make with any sort of fruit you like.

Why Make This Recipe

  • Easy – really simple to make in just a few minutes. Kids can make it unsupervised.
  • Colorful and festive – Serve it up in a fun presentation so it’s a treat for the eyes and your palate.
  • Kid-Friendly – Kids looooooove this sweet recipe, so it is perfect for the family at any time. 
  • Budget friendly – Made with affordable ingredients and you can use up leftovers.

Ingredient Notes

  • Fresh fruit – this recipe used red grapes, green grapes, strawberries, raspberries, and kiwis. Try to use sweet fruit as much as you can. See suggestions below for other fruit to use.
  • Sweetener – this recipe calls for maple syrup, but you can use date syrup or honey if not vegan.
  • Lemon juice – or use lime juice if you prefer.
  • Pomegranate seeds – pomegranate arils are completely optional but so good.
the ingredients needed for making christmas fruit salad

How to Make Fruit Salad For Christmas

Get complete ingredients list and instructions from the recipe card below.

  1. Place grapes, sliced strawberries, raspberries, and kiwi in a large mixing bowl or trifle dish if you prefer.
  2. Add lemon juice and maple syrup and gently toss until combined.
  3. Adjust sweetness as desired to taste, then refrigerate for 2 hours before serving.
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Other Fruit You Can Add

  • For red fruits – red apples and watermelon and cherries and dried cranberries
  • For green fruits – try green apples, green melon, etc.

If adding apples, squeeze some lemon juice over them as you want to avoid them turning brown during chopping.

Tips For Success

  • This salad works best with ripe fruit, so choose ripe but firm fruit.
  • Stir gently when mixing in the fruit salad dressing to avoid mashing the raspberries.
  • Don’t cut fruit pieces too small, to avoid smaller pieces going squishy.
  • You can serve immediately, but letting stand for a few hours really helps bring out the flavor.
  • I love serving this holiday fruit salad in a glass trifle dish or glass bowl so that the colors pop through.
christmas fruit salad with a serving spoon inside

Delicious Variations

  • Make it citrusy – add some lemon or lime zest and also a little orange zest.
  • Add in some crunch – toss in some slivered almonds or shredded coconut for texture and white color.
  • Vary the dressing – make a honey lime dressing or pomegranate dressing.
  • If you prefer to make it a winter fruit salad, then go ahead and change it up with seasonal fruits you can find.
  • Mix up the fruit – vary depending on what you have around.

Make Ahead And Storage

  • Prep Ahead – This is one of those fruit salad recipes that tastes nice after a couple of hours. Prep ahead 2-3 hours beforehand, refrigerate and mix occasionally for the flavor to develop.
  • Store – Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 24 hours. It is best if you remove as much air as possible, so probably easiest with a ziptop bag.
  • Freeze – I don’t recommend freezing this recipe.
top down view of the finished crhristmas fruit salad

FAQS

Can I Use Frozen Fruit?

Best to use fresh fruit, not frozen fruit, as thawed fruits end up being mushy for this.

the completed christmas fruit salad served in a ceramic bowl

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Weight Watchers Points

There is 1 Blue Plan SmartPoint in one serving of this.

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the completed christmas fruit salad served with a spoon and cloth napkin
Print Recipe

Christmas Fruit Salad

A colorful festive fruit salad that is easy to make!

Prep Time10 mins

Setting time2 hrs

Total Time2 hrs 10 mins

Course: Dessert, Side Dish

Cuisine: American, Western

Servings: 6

Calories: 98kcal

Instructions

  • Place the prepared fruit in a large mixing bowl.

  • Add maple syrup and lemon juice, mixing to combine. Taste and adjust sweetness as desired.

  • Top with pomegranate seeds, then refrigerate for 2 hours before serving.

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Notes

  • This salad works best with ripe fruit, so choose ripe but firm fruit.
  • Stir gently when mixing in the fruit salad dressing to avoid mashing the raspberries.
  • Don’t cut fruit pieces too small, to avoid smaller pieces going squishy.
  • You can serve immediately, but letting stand for a few hours really helps bring out the flavor.
  • I love serving this holiday fruit salad in a glass trifle dish or glass bowl so that the colors pop through.
  • Storage – keep leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 24 hours. It is best if you remove as much air as possible, so probably easiest with a ziptop bag.
  • There is 1 WW Blue Plan SmartPoint in one serving of this.

Nutrition

Calories: 98kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 7mg | Potassium: 143mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 343IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1mg