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Thanksgiving Fruit Salad

This Thanksgiving Fruit Salad is the perfect addition to any holiday table. It’s light and refreshing and full of bright flavors and beautiful colors. Plus, it’s quick and easy to make, which saves you time as you prepare your holiday dishes.

Photo of 2 servings of Thanksgiving Fruit Salad in two white bowls. There is a white bowl with honey and a small white bowl with pomegranate seeds by the salad. And there are two red apples in the background.

WHY THIS THANKSGIVING FRUIT SALAD RECIPE IS SO GOOD

  • A Healthy Option: Thanksgiving, like most holidays, can be filled with candy, pies, and heavy meals. Including a fresh fruit salad in your holiday spread will give everyone a welcome boost of nutrition!
  • Super Simple to Make: To make a fruit salad, all you need to do is wash and prepare the fruit. A simple dressing made with fresh lemon juice and honey is added, and you’re done.
  • Pumpkin Spice: I can’t get enough of this stuff! A bit of pumpkin pie spice mixed into the dressing for this fruit salad makes it warm and full of the best kind of autumn vibes.
  • Allergen Friendly: It’s a great option to take to someone else’s house for Thanksgiving, especially if you aren’t sure that the food being served will be allergy friendly. I always make sure to bring something that I enjoy. This dish is gluten free, dairy free, and nut free.

TIPS AND TRICKS TO MAKING THANKSGIVING FRUIT SALAD

  • Choosing Fruit: The fruits in this Thanksgiving fruit salad work well together, are easy to find in November, and some are perfectly seasonal, like the apples and pears. You can feel free to add other fruits that you enjoy too. If there’s something in this recipe that you don’t enjoy, simply leave it out.
  • Other Fruits to Add to Thanksgiving Fruit Salad include cantaloupe, fresh mandarin orange slices, blueberries, and raspberries.
  • Make this Recipe Vegan by replacing the honey with maple syrup.
  • Without any Pumpkin Pie Spice, this recipe is still completely perfect! You can also use cinnamon if that’s what you have on hand.
  • Avoid Browning: To prevent the apple and pear pieces from browning whilst you are dicing and prepping everything, you can submerge them in a bowl of water and simply drain them once ready to use.
  • Pomegranate Seeds Can Bleed: To prevent the lighter-colored fruit from being dyed red by the pomegranate seeds, you can scatter these over at the end rather than mixing them through if desired.
  • Fruit Salad is Best Served Fresh: While you can make this salad a few hours ahead of time, I don’t suggest trying to make it much further in advance than that. That said, any leftovers can be stored in the fridge for up to 2 days. They’ll be tasty, but the fruit will start to brown and get soft.
Top view photo of Thanksgiving Fruit Salad with a silver spoon above the bowl and a white kitchen towel below the bowl.

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Photo of 2 servings of Thanksgiving Fruit Salad in two white bowls. There is a white bowl with honey and a small white bowl with pomegranate seeds by the salad.

Thanksgiving Fruit Salad

Cindy
This Thanksgiving Fruit Salad is the perfect addition to any holiday table. It's light and refreshing and full of bright flavors and beautiful colors. Plus, it's quick and easy to make, which saves you time as you prepare your holiday dishes.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Holiday Recipes
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 228 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 red apples
  • 2 pears
  • 2 kiwis
  • 1 cup red grapes
  • 1 cup strawberries
  • ½ cup pomegranate seeds
  • Juice of a lemon
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • ¼ tsp pumpkin pie spice

Instructions
 

  • Dice the apples, pears and kiwis. Slice the grapes into halves and the strawberries into quarters.
    Top view photo of all the fruit that needs to be chopped in Thanksgiving Fruit Salad, on a cutting board, and chopped into bite-sized pieces.
  • Mix together the lemon juice, honey and pumpkin pie spice.
  • Add the chopped fruit to a large mixing bowl along with the pomegranate seeds. Pour the dressing over the fruit and stir well to combine.
    Top view photo of all the fruit and dressing to make Thanksgiving Fruit Salad in a clear bowl, mixed together with a wooden spoon.

Notes

  • To prevent the apple and pear pieces from browning whilst you are dicing and prepping everything, you can submerge them in a bowl of water and simply drain them once ready to use.
  • To prevent the color of the pomegranate seeds from bleeding into the rest of the fruit, you can scatter these over at the end rather than mixing them through if desired.
  • Feel free to add or substitute any fruits that you'd like to in this recipe. Try adding orange tones with cantaloupe or tangerine wedges. 
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