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.
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.
MORE YUMMY HOLIDAY RECIPES
- Sweet Corn Pudding
- Gluten Free Gingerbread Cookies
- Cranberry Lemon Bars
- Stone Fruit
- White Chocolate Chex Mix
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- 2 red apples
- 2 pears
- 2 kiwis
- 1 cup red grapes
- 1 cup strawberries
- ½ cup pomegranate seeds
- Juice of a lemon
- 3 tablespoon honey
- ¼ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- Dice the apples, pears and kiwis. Slice the grapes into halves and the strawberries into quarters.
- 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.
- 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.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 228Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 5mgCarbohydrates: 59gFiber: 8gSugar: 45gProtein: 2g
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