Winter Fruit and Citrus Salad Recipe

This Winter Fruit and Citrus Salad is the perfect quick afternoon meal to make on the go or for a simple afternoon pick me up.

Winter Fruit and Citrus Salad Recipe - Sugar & Cloth - houston blogger - ashley rose

If you’re like me, Alyssa, at this point in the winter season there are two things you’re probably pretty much over — the same 3 in-season fruits (bananas, apples and oranges anyone?!) and those healthy New Year’s resolutions.

Don’t worry though. This Winter Fruit and Citrus Salad is here to save you and your taste buds.

With a rainbow of colors and flavors and all kinds of healthy goodness, it’s a surefire way to punch up a boring fruit selection and/or your diet.

Or, ya know, just liven up your next brunch spread!

Winter Fruit and Citrus Salad Recipe - Sugar & Cloth - houston blogger - ashley rose

How To Make A Winter Fruit & Citrus Salad

Pear — Cored and cubed

Persimmon –– Sliced into thin wedges

Orange or grapefruit — Peeled, sectioned and cut into pieces

Blood orange — Peeled, sectioned and cut into pieces

Clementine — Peeled, sectioned and cut into pieces

Mandarin orange — Peeled, sectioned and cut into pieces

2-3 tablespoons pomegranate seeds

1 tablespoon fresh mint —  Finely sliced

Optional: 2 tablespoons walnuts — chopped

On a serving plate or in a serving bowl, layer the pear, persimmon and citrus fruit.

Sprinkle with pomegranate seeds, mint and the walnuts (if you’re using them).

Winter Fruit and Citrus Salad Recipe - Sugar & Cloth

 

How To Make The Homemade Salad Dressing

1/4 cup coconut oil — In liquid form

1 1/2 tablespoons honey

1 tablespoon lemon or orange juice

1/4 teaspoon powdered ginger

In a separate small bowl combine the coconut oil, honey, juice and ginger.

Stir to combine and then drizzle on top of the salad.

Serve immediately.

Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Winter Fruit and Citrus Salad Recipe - Sugar & Cloth - houston blogger - ashley rose

Winter Fruit and Citrus Salad Recipe - Sugar & Cloth - houston blogger - ashley rose

A winter salad is perfectly fitting for this East Coast weather right now, is it not?!

What are some of your favorite winter savory food combinations?

Winter Fruit and Citrus Salad Recipe - Sugar & Cloth - houston blogger - ashley rose

Winter Fruit & Citrus Salad Recipe - Sugar & Cloth

Winter Fruit and Citrus Salad Recipe

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5 from 1 vote
This Winter Fruit and Citrus Salad is the perfect quick afternoon meal to make on the go or for a simple afternoon pick me up.
Prep Time20 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine Salad

Equipment

  • Small mixing bowl

Ingredients

For the salad:

  • 1 pear cored and cubed
  • 1 persimmon sliced into thin wedges
  • 1 orange or grapefruit peeled, sectioned and cut into pieces
  • 1 blood orange peeled, sectioned and cut into pieces
  • 1 clementine peeled, sectioned and cut into pieces
  • 1 mandarin peeled, sectioned and cut into pieces
  • 2-3 tbsp pomegranate seeds
  • 1 tbsp fresh mint finely sliced
  • 2 tbsp walnuts chopped (optional)

For the dressing:

  • 1/4 cup coconut oil in liquid form
  • 1 1/2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp lemon or orange juice
  • 1/4 tsp powdered ginger

Nutrition

Calories: 239kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 298mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 237IU | Vitamin C: 53mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 1mg
Servings: 5
Calories: 239kcal

Notes

  • Yields 4-6 servings.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Instructions

To make the salad:

  • On a serving plate, or in a serving bowl, layer the pear, persimmon and citrus fruit.
  • Optional: Sprinkle with pomegranate seeds, mint and the walnuts.

To make the salad dressing:

  • In a separate small bowl combine the coconut oil, honey, juice and ginger. 
  • Stir to combine and then drizzle on top of the salad. Serve immediately. 
KEYWORD: winter salad

14 thoughts on “Winter Fruit and Citrus Salad Recipe”

  1. What a pretty salad! I’ve never seen what a persimmon looks like cut up! Minus the pomegranate seeds I will definitely be making a version of this! =)

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  2. Oh my, this looks delicious! I’m loving winter citrus lately – I had it with chia pudding today and it was divine! Glad you shared.

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  3. Wow, I’m reading this as I’m eating oatmeal for lunch… so now I’m totally inspired to step my cooking game up.

    Thanks for the inspiration!

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  4. I’ve been trying to eat more fruits and veggies lately, and this salad recipe looks delicious! I love that it has persimmons and pomegranate seeds. yum!

    -Helen
    http://www.sweethelengrace.com

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  5. Thanks for sharing this great salad! I have never made anything with a persimmon, so I am looking forward to giving this a try!

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