Christmas Fruit Salad Recipe | The Recipe Critic

Christmas Fruit Salad Recipe | The Recipe Critic


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This easy Christmas fruit salad recipe is loaded with red and green fruit making it the perfect light and healthy addition to your holiday table! With a super simple dressing, it comes together quickly and is sure to be a hit!

If you love fruit salad and are looking for more recipes then this tried and true berry salad, grape salad, and this delicious cranberry fluff are just for you. They are all so good and some of my favorites!

A bowl of mixed fruit.

Christmas Fruit Salad

This salad is a MUST TRY recipe and it’s one you’re going to need with all of the parties coming up this month! With all of the feasting and indulging, I love throwing this light and healthy Christmas fruit salad on the table (with the main course or the desserts — you choose!) to offset some of the sweets that I know I’ll be eating. It looks pretty and is so easy to make that you’ll make it your go-to potluck dish from now on!

Throughout the Christmas season, I understand that it can sometimes be difficult to find fruit that looks fresh this time of year. Feel free to just shop around in your grocery store and see which red and green fruit looks best to you, and add more or less of some things if you find they’re on sale or just look good to you! Another seasonal dish that is perfect to make at this time of year is some cranberry salsa!

Ingredients to Make Christmas Fruit Salad

I love how it’s the colors of the fruits in this salad that make it extra festive! See the recipe card at the bottom of the post for all of the measurements.

  • Pear: This brings in a beautiful muted color and flavor to this salad.
  • Red apples: You can use any kind of red apples. Pick your favorite and slice it up.
  • Red and green grapes: Having both colors really adds to the dish.
  • Kiwi: My kids love the kiwi in this! It’s not something we eat all of the time in the winter so it’s a real treat.
  • Raspberries: You can never have enough raspberries.
  • Pomegranate arils: The arils are the seed pods that are inside the pomegranate.
  • Honey: This adds a sweet taste to the dressing.
  • Lime juice: When you mix the lime juice with the honey then it takes away the sticky, thickness of the honey and mixes with it to make a dressing.

Let’s Make a Salad!

This Christmas fruit salad takes less than 10 minutes to throw together! You know it’s a winner when your salad tastes as good as it looks!

  1. Combine fruit: Combine all fruit in a glass bowl (be careful not to stir too much or the raspberries will squish!).
  2. Mix honey and lime juice: Stir together honey, lime juice and water to make a thin dressing. Drizzle over fruit and stir gently to coat.
  3. Refrigerate: When you are done making the salad, it can be covered and refrigerated for up to 6 hours before serving.
2 pictures showing a bowl of fruit and then dressing being poured onto the fruit.

Tips for Making Christmas Fruit Salad:

This recipe is not set in stone. Use a little more or a little less! Swap things out for other things that you prefer. Get creative and make this perfect for you!

  • Use a trifle dish: If you really want to impress people with your fruit salad skills, try making red and green layers in a glass trifle dish for a fun presentation.
  • Make this fresh: Don’t make it too far in advance: most fruit is best just after it is cut or sliced. The more fresh that your fruit salad is then the better it will be.
  • Prepare the dressing ahead of time: You can easily make the dressing in advance to save yourself a few minutes on the big day! It can be prepared and refrigerated for 2-3 days before dressing your salad.

A zoomed in shot of fruit salad.

Storing Leftovers

This Christmas fruit salad can last for a few days in your fridge. It’s great to snack on so cross your fingers that you have some leftovers!

  • In the refrigerator: Your fruit salad will last for 3-5 days when stored in an airtight container. Add a splash of lemon juice to your salad before storing it to keep your fruit from turning brown.
  • In the freezer: Christmas fruit salad will keep in the freezer for up to a month in an airtight container. Thaw for a few hours in the fridge before serving.

Christmas fruit salad in a bowl with a wooden spoon.


  • Combine all fruit in a glass bowl (be careful not to stir too much or the raspberries will squish!).
  • Stir together honey, lime juice, and water to make a thin dressing. Drizzle over fruit and stir gently to coat.

  • May be covered and refrigerated up to 6 hours before serving.


Updated on December 23, 2021
Originally Posted on December 7, 2018

Serves: 6

Calories123kcal (6%)Carbohydrates32g (11%)Protein1g (2%)Fat1g (2%)Saturated Fat1g (5%)Sodium3mgPotassium302mg (9%)Fiber4g (16%)Sugar24g (27%)Vitamin A92IU (2%)Vitamin C39mg (47%)Calcium24mg (2%)Iron1mg (6%)

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.

Course Dessert, Side Dish, Snack

Cuisine American

Keyword christmas fruit salad, fruit salad





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