A winter fruit salad recipe perfect for the holidays
Fruit salad is a recipe that’s always a good thing to serve. It’s effortless to make and most people appreciate a fresh fruit salad! It’s packed with nutrients,it’s satisfying and is incredibly versatile.
This fruit salad recipe is using the best of what the winter season has offer such as sweet plump oranges and juicy pomegranate! It’s served on a bed of creamy greek yogurt and topped with toasted coconut. This salad is perfect for the holidays and is a colourful and refreshing way to finish of a Christmas dinner!
How to make a good fruit salad
Making a fruit salad is easy but there are a few things to bare in mind if you want to make a really good fruit salad!
- Seasonal and ripe fruit: This is key! A fruit salad made with hard, flavourless pears, dry oranges and underripe bananas can ruin a fruit salad. So always go for seasonal fruit when possible and make sure they’re ripe!
- Remove membranes and pits: The membranes of citrus fruits can be chewy and not so pleasurable in a fruit salad. Pips can taste bitter so do your best to ensure that there’s none to be found in the salad! No one wants to have a burst of bitterness in the midst of all the lovely sweetness!
- Acidity: Depending on what ingredients you’re using, you may need to add some acidic such as lemon juice to prevent the fruit from oxidising. Also, acidity helps to bring out flavours!
- Herbs, seeds and nuts: Fresh herbs such as mint or basil or toasted nuts and seeds can really invigorate a fruit salad!
Follow these tips and your fruit salad will be amazing!
Pomegranate and Orange Fruit Salad Recipe – Nutrition facts
- Supports immune system: This fruit salad is jam packed with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that can help to support the immune system and your body!
- Prevents premature ageing: Loaded with antioxidants which help to protect your skin against UV damage and keeps your cells in good nick.
- Anti-inflammatory: Chronic inflammation is linked to the offset of many health disorders. This salad contains polyphenols such as ellagic acid which have shown to have anti-inflammatory diseases and can help to lower inflammation in the body.
- Strengthen skin: This fruit salad is brimming with vitamin C which is essential for collagen production, which helps to keeps your skin firm and healthy.
By adding yogurt you’ll also get a boost calcium, vitamin B12, riboflavin and many other nutrients!
Vegan? Swap the yogurt for a plant-based version, or serve it with a plant based whipped cream.
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Pomegranate and Orange Fruit Salad Recipe
- 4-5 oranges
- 1 pomegranate
- 2 tbsp fresh orange juice
- 0.5 tbsp vanilla extract or vanilla bean powder)
- 500 g yogurt (about 2 cups, serve 1/2 cup of yogurt per portion)
- toasted coconut
- Peel and segment the oranges and place the oranges into a bowl
- Peel and remove the arils from the pomegranate and mix the pomegranate arils with the orange.
- Mix orange juice, honey and vanilla. Pour over the fruit salad and mix
- Divide the yogurt into four serving glass bowls. Divide the fruit salad into each bowl on top of the yogurt and finish with toasted coconut.