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Winter fruit salad is refreshing and loaded with the best fruits of winter. The lemon-lime-honey syrup is lip-smacking good! You'll be running for refills! | natashaskitchen.com

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This winter fruit salad is wonderfully refreshing and loaded with all the best fruits of Autumn and Winter. It is perfect for parties because the citrus prevents browning (crisp and pretty even after 4-6 hours in the refrigerator).

The “dressing” is lip-smacking good! It’s sweetened with honey so there is no processed sugar here. Everyone will love you for making this, especially now that we are all watching our waistlines in the new year! πŸ˜‰

You’ll definitely get a healthy dose of fruit with this salad and you’ll be running for a refill! The combination of lemon, lime and honey makes the most amazing salad dressing and it draws out the naturally sweet and tangy flavors in each bite. You will want this syrup on all of your fruit salads!

Winter Fruit Salad Ingredients:

1 pound (5 count) Clementine oranges, peeled and separated into segments
2 pears, cored and sliced
2 apples, cored and sliced
1 large pomegranate, seeded (1 to 1 1/2 cups arils or seeds)**
4 kiwis, peeled and slicedj

**Watch How to Seed a Pomegranate

Lemon Lime Syrup:

3 Tbsp honey
2 Tbsp fresh lime juice, from 1 medium lime
2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice, from 1 medium lemon

Winter fruit salad is refreshing and loaded with the best fruits of winter. The lemon-lime-honey syrup is lip-smacking good! You'll be running for refills! Our Favorite Winter Fruit Salad!

On Substitutions: You can add banana if you like – it is an inexpensive way to bulk up the salad for a larger crowd. The color and flavor of mango would be a nice add-in here as well.

How to Make Winter Fruit Salad:

1. In a large mixing bowl combine all of the prepared fruit – 5 segmented clementines, 2 sliced pears, 2 sliced apples, pomegranate seeds, and 4 sliced kiwis.

Winter fruit salad is refreshing and loaded with the best fruits of winter. The lemon-lime-honey syrup is lip-smacking good! You'll be running for refills! Our Favorite Winter Fruit Salad!

2. In a measuring cup, stir together 3 Tbsp honey, 2 Tbsp lemon juice and 2 Tbsp lime juice, until honey is dissolved. If your citrus was cold and honey is not dissolving, warm it for 10 seconds in the microwave to dissolve easier.

Two photos of glass jars with dressing

3. Drizzle dressing over salad and toss gently to combine. Serve right away or cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate up to 6 hours.

Winter fruit salad is refreshing and loaded with the best fruits of winter. The lemon-lime-honey syrup is lip-smacking good! You'll be running for refills! Our Favorite Winter Fruit Salad!

Winter fruit salad is refreshing and loaded with the best fruits of winter. The lemon-lime-honey syrup is lip-smacking good! You'll be running for refills! | natashaskitchen.com

My husband and I wolfed this down one evening after dinner. It was so satisfying and satisfied the craving for something sweet after dinner with zero guilt. Enjoy this my friends!

Winter Fruit Salad Recipe

5 from 17 votes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
This winter fruit salad is wonderfully refreshing and loaded with all the best fruits of Autumn and Winter. It is perfect for parties because it stays crisp and pretty even after 4-6 hours in the refrigerator. The "dressing" is sweetened with honey so there is no processed sugar here.
Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $10-$11
Calories: 211 kcal
Servings: 6 as a side salad

Ingredients

Winter Fruit Salad Ingredients:

  • 1 lb 5 count Clementine oranges peeled and separated into segments
  • 2 pears cored and sliced
  • 2 apples cored and sliced
  • 1 large pomegranate to get 1 to 1 1/2 cups arils or seeds
  • 4 kiwis peeled and sliced

Lemon Lime Syrup:

Instructions

  1. In a large mixing bowl combine all prepared fruit - 5 segmented clementines, 2 sliced pears, 2 sliced apples, pomegranate seeds, and 4 sliced kiwis.
  2. In a measuring cup, combine: 3 Tbsp honey, 2 Tbsp lemon juice and 2 Tbsp lime juice, until honey is dissolved. If honey is not dissolving easily, warm for 10 seconds in microwave.
  3. Drizzle dressing over salad and toss gently to combine. Serve right away or cover and refrigerate if not serving right away.

Recipe Notes

On Substitutions: Adding banana is an inexpensive way to bulk up the salad for a larger crowd. The color and flavor of mango would be a nice add-in here as well.

Nutrition Facts
Winter Fruit Salad Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 211 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Sodium 5mg0%
Potassium 567mg16%
Carbohydrates 53g18%
Fiber 8g33%
Sugar 39g43%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 100IU2%
Vitamin C 106.7mg129%
Calcium 57mg6%
Iron 0.7mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Winter fruit salad is refreshing and loaded with the best fruits of winter. The lemon-lime-honey syrup is lip-smacking good! You'll be running for refills! Our Favorite Winter Fruit Salad!

I hope your New Year’s resolutions are off to a great start! Q: Do you have any health or diet goals for the New Year? Let me know in a comment below! I’m over here getting excited about bone broth like a big nerd (more on that soon!).

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  • Maryam
    September 11, 2020

    LOVELY!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 11, 2020

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that Maryam!

      Reply

  • Brandie
    January 6, 2020

    I’ve tried many 5 star reviewed recipes online, and it’s probably me, but they usually don’t turn out great. I made this for a brunch potluck, and I actually like it! I wasn’t sure how I’d feel about the crunchy seeds, but once I got over that, the pomegranate really makes this fruit salad. I also appreciate the link to the pomegranate video, because it was just as easy as she made it look!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 6, 2020

      That’s just awesome! I’m so glad you enjoyed this recipe, Brandie!!

      Reply

  • DA
    January 1, 2020

    Fantastic salad! We added mangos and used the new Cosmo apples. It was the perfect addition at our Christmas dinner. So good that we’re having it again for New Year’s.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 2, 2020

      That’s so great, Debbie!! We love this salad as well!

      Reply

  • Carol C
    December 26, 2019

    This winter fruit salad was an absolute perfect side for our Christmas meal! The colors were so festive and the dressing was delicious! Thank you for this keeper of a recipe!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 26, 2019

      That’s so great! It sounds like you have a new favorite!

      Reply

  • Stacy
    December 21, 2019

    This salad was simply delicious. I made it last Christmas and will make it again this year. It was amazing to eat and lovely on the table.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 21, 2019

      I’m so happy to hear that! Thank you for sharing your great review, Stacy!

      Reply

    • Erin
      December 22, 2019

      This looks delicious! Would you recommend sweet or tart apples?

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      • Natasha
        December 22, 2019

        Hi Erin, we have honestly used both. I love the crisp and more tart apples but either will work. I usually use whatever I have on hand.

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  • VaNessa
    December 20, 2019

    I love this recipe so much! My favorite aspect is that it maintains its vibrant colors and the sweetness is consistent throughout. Thank you for creating this recipe. I am going to prepare it at every potluck I’m invited to this winter. I hardly go to any events anymore where there are healthy alternatives that look this great and taste just the same.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 20, 2019

      That’s so great!! Thank you so much for sharing that with me.

      Reply

  • Becky
    November 8, 2019

    This fruit salad is outstanding. Dressing not overbearing, a perfect complement.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 8, 2019

      I’m so happy to hear that! Thank you for sharing your great review!

      Reply

  • Sharon Beverly
    May 11, 2019

    I made this for our family Christmas dinner and I am making it again for a Mothers Day luncheon. Definitely Yummy and Oh So Pretty.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 11, 2019

      Sounds like you have a new favorite! Thank you for sharing that with me Sharon!

      Reply

    • Gail Perkins
      January 17, 2020

      can I subsitute red seedless grapes instead of pomegranate?

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      • Natashas Kitchen
        January 18, 2020

        Hi Gail, I bet that could work! If you experiment, let me know how you liked the recipe.

        Reply

  • vaibhav sohani
    April 2, 2019

    Hi, Can we replace orange juice over lime juice??

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 2, 2019

      I haven’t tested that but I think it would work! If you experiment please let me know how you like that!

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      • vaibhav sohani
        April 2, 2019

        I think we can replace the lime juice as my customer loved the recipe. All thanks to you. And yes I forgot to mention that I’m a big fan of your creation.

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        • Natashas Kitchen
          April 2, 2019

          Aww that’s the best! Thank you for sharing that with me!

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      • Jennifer Myles
        December 21, 2019

        I’m going to make this for a fresh and healthy alternative to all the starch based sides ( albeit tasty and amazing but, oof, so heavy!) at my work Christmas party. Planning on replacing lime juice with Calamondin orange juice as I have 3 trees loaded with fruit!

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        • Natashas Kitchen
          December 21, 2019

          I hope everyone enjoys this salad, Jennifer! Thank you for that great feedback!

          Reply

  • mike
    March 21, 2019

    your article is very good. I can’t wait to try it at home. Thank you for sharing the recipe with me. I’m waiting for your next article.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 21, 2019

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that, Mike! Thank you for sharing that with me!

      Reply

  • Becky Hardin
    January 16, 2019

    Oh I wish I had a big bowl of this salad right now. Nothing better then fresh fruit.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 16, 2019

      One of our favorites! Thank you for that great review!

      Reply

  • krissy
    January 16, 2019

    This is a beautiful salad! deliciously sweet and tart! my favorite!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 16, 2019

      I’m so happy to hear that! Thank you for sharing your great review!

      Reply

  • Anna
    January 16, 2019

    This salad is gorgeous! I am obsessed with the honey syrup!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 16, 2019

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that. Thank you for sharing that with us!

      Reply

  • Kristyn
    January 16, 2019

    What a beautiful salad!! I love everything in it!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 16, 2019

      Aren’t the colors so beautiful? Especially for winter! Thank you for the wonderful review, Kristyn!

      Reply

  • Jessica
    January 16, 2019

    Yum I want this RIGHT NOW! Thanks so much!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 16, 2019

      You’re so welcome! I hope you try that soon!

      Reply

  • Patti
    December 19, 2018

    Trying to reverse diabetes and staying on my weight Watchers diet. But most of all getting off my medicine for diabetes

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 19, 2018

      Thank you for that great review, Patti!

      Reply

  • Patti
    December 19, 2018

    I have had your cucumber and radishes with sour cream i’be made it 3 times every week yum and I made your creamy mashed potatoes it was a hit WOW were they good Wow Thankyou so much for all the recipes and I do believe in Jesus Christ and Merry Christmas πŸŽ„πŸŽ and a Happy New Year πŸŽˆπŸŽ†πŸŽŠ and Thank you again Natasha and your family

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 19, 2018

      I’m so happy to hear that! Thank you for sharing your great review! Merry Christmas!!

      Reply

  • Michelle
    December 16, 2018

    Hi can this be made and sit overnight before serving ?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 16, 2018

      I don’t see why not Michelle! That should work fine. It is perfect for parties or making it ahead because the citrus prevents browning (crisp and pretty even after 4-6 hours in the refrigerator).

      Reply

  • Abby
    November 24, 2018

    Natasha, what apples work best for this recipie? Or does it not matter?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 25, 2018

      Hi Abby! We used whichever apples we have on hand. πŸ™‚

      Reply

  • Constance C Wayman
    November 10, 2018

    How many servings does this recipe make?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 10, 2018

      This serves 6 people as a side. πŸ™‚

      Reply

  • Kate O
    October 14, 2018

    Thank you for the recipes and lovely pictures! These fruit salads look delicious. I can’t wait to try them.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 14, 2018

      Hi Kate! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review πŸ™‚

      Reply

  • JL
    March 28, 2018

    Hi,

    This recipe sounds delicious!

    Please explain what you mean by 5 count Clementine oranges.

    Thank you!

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    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 28, 2018

      Hi, 5 count means 5 individual Clementine oranges.

      Reply

  • Sandy
    January 6, 2018

    I see that you are involved in Young Living. I thought this recipe would gave lemon & lime EO. Do you know how many drops of each we should put in , and would’ve still use some actual juice or not? Thank you!

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    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 6, 2018

      Hi Sandy, I am not involved in Young Living so I have no idea. Sorry I can’t be more helpful!

      Reply

  • Analida's Ethnic Spoon
    January 3, 2018

    Yummy! I love tangy pomegranate. Even though the flavors are very fresh. This looks like a delicious ways to warm up in the winter months.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 3, 2018

      It’s delish! I hope you love it!

      Reply

  • Denae@MyWayGourmet
    January 2, 2018

    Yum! Looks delicious! Can’t wait for your blooper reel:)

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 2, 2018

      It’s so good, I hope you try it Denae! The bloopers reel is soon to be released!

      Reply

  • JK
    January 2, 2018

    Hi, That salad looks great and yummy. Are you going to post any bloopers this year?

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    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 2, 2018

      We’re already working on it!! It takes some time because my husband has to sort through ALL of the videos from this year to find the juicy stuff! lol. πŸ™‚

      Reply

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