Winter Fruit Salad


For this recipe, you’re going to need mandarin oranges, pineapple, kiwi and pomegranates. These are all fruits that are readily available during the winter and they’re a nice change from the standard apples and bananas. The fruit is tossed in a light dressing made from citrus juice, honey and poppy seeds.

You can buy pomegranate seeds that are ready to eat, or get a whole pomegranate and remove the seeds yourself. Typically use those little mandarin oranges that come in mesh bags at the grocery store, but any tangerine variety will also work, so long as it’s seedless.

Winter fruit is topped with an easy sweet and tangy poppy seed dressing.

I garnish my winter fruit salad with a handful of fresh mint leaves, but that’s an optional step. If you like that burst of fresh minty flavor, add them, if not, it’s still an amazingly delicious salad without the hint of mint.

This salad can be made up to 2 hours before you plan to serve it; simply store it covered in the refrigerator until you’re ready to go.

This winter fruit salad is tossed in a honey poppy seed dressing.

Winter Fruit Salad

This winter fruit salad is a colorful variety of fresh fruit tossed in a light honey poppy seed dressing.
 Prep Time 10 minutes
 Cook Time 1 minute
 Total Time 10 minutes
 Servings servings



  • 3 cups of cubed pineapple
  • 1 cup of peeled, quartered and sliced kiwis
  • 2 cups of mandarin orange or clementine segments
  • 1/2 cup pomegranate arils
  • 3 tablespoons lemon or lime juice
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
  • Optional garnish: fresh mint leaves


    • Place the pineapple, kiwi, mandarin oranges and pomegranate arils in a large bowl.
    • In a small bowl whisk together the lemon juice, honey and poppy seeds.
    • Pour the poppy seed dressing over the fruit and toss gently to coat.
    • Garnish with mint leaves if desired.


Calories: 183kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 2g | Sodium: 5mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 34g