Winter Fruit Salad

Winter Fruit Salad

Each year as we head into winter, I start to feel like there are hardly any fruits available. Apples, oranges, pears….I get a bit stuck after that. My daughter loves fruit, so I started taking a closer look at the available selection at my local farmers market and orchard store. I was surprised at the wide variety of fall/winter fruits that were sitting right in front of my eyes. I just wasn’t seeing them!

Here’s a list of fruits that are seasonal this time of year where I live:
Apples
Citrus – oranges, mandarins, grapefruit
Pears
Grapes
Persimmons
Kiwis
Cranberries
Pineapple Guavas (also known as feijoas)

Are there any other fall/winter fruits that you like?

I bought a selection of fruits, and added them to what I already had in our fruit bowl at home. It was starting to look a bit like a fruit salad! So I decided to make one for dessert that night.

I’ve listed below the fruits that I used, but of course you could use whatever fruits you have. This is a lovely, healthy way to finish off a meal, and leftover fruit salad is great the next day with granola, oatmeal, yogurt etc.

Winter Fruit Salad

Apple
Orange
Persimmon
Banana (not a local fruit, but always readily available and very tasty in fruit salad!)
Cranberries (I used dried sweetened cranberries)
Kiwifruit
Grapes

1. Dice up the fruit, peeling as appropriate.
2. Mix all fruits together in a bowl.
3. Serve either on its own, or with cream/coconut milk or a dollop of yogurt.

Fruit salad can be made ahead and kept in the fridge, but not for more than about 2 days.

Selection of winter fruit:


Linking to: Fat Tuesday @ Real Food Forager, Real Food Wednesdays @ Kelly the Kitchen Kop, Healthy 2day Wednesdays @ day2dayjoys, Full Plate Thursdays @ Miz Helen’s, Fight Back Friday @ Food Renegade

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6 Comment

  1. Emma says: Reply

    Wow, you even found feijoas! I bet that took you back to your Glenfield days! We had a huge feijoa tree next to our trampoline growing up. I used to bounce and eat at the same time. Delicious!

    1. Debbie says: Reply

      Yes, I did find them! Yippeee!! There is an orchard store that sells them…..I don’t see them anywhere else. So strange why this fruit isn’t more popular over here. I LOVE feijoas, and Larissa has become a real feijoa monster too 🙂

  2. We just love a great fruit salad and we would just love your salad. It looks like a great mix of fresh fruit, perfect for a holiday meal. Have a wonderful week end and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

    1. Debbie says: Reply

      Thanks Miz Helen, and thank you so much for featuring this recipe on Full Plate Thursday!

  3. Congratulations!
    Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Hope you have a very Merry Christmas and enjoy your new Red Plate!
    Miz Helen

    1. Debbie says: Reply

      Thanks Miz Helen!

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