Winter fruits are some of my favorites. Cranberries, pomegranates, oranges, and apples are in abundance right now and making their way into this colorful Cranberry Winter Fruit Salad with Honey-Orange Dressing. As soon as I see pomegranates and cranberries I start making this salad and I have one happy family.
There are so many reasons I love this salad
- It’s very healthy
- It’s adaptable to other fruits
- You can add nuts if you like
- If you follow One Hot Oven you will know at some point I will put ginger in this salad.
- It very crunchy
- The colors just make me want to scream with happiness.
As with any salad, there is some prep required so grab a knife, cutting board, a food chopper and an apron. Seriously, how many of you actually wear an apron? Just curious. But, seriously, how many of you have seeded a pomegranate only to realize you get covered in red juice? That would be me, and I’m not going to say how many times I thought I would be super careful while seeding my pomegranate only to have red splotches on my shirt. I finally got an apron and wear it with pride.
The beauty of winter fruits
Let’s do the fun part first. Prep that beautiful red pomegranate. There are so many ways to seed a pomegranate but this is my method. I cut around the middle of the pomegranate, just through the skin, then pry it open. Here’s the trick to get those seeds out, turn the pomegranate upside down in the palm of your hand over a bowl and smack it with a wood spoon, this releases the seeds and they fall into the bowl. Not so hard right?
The rest of the prep is easy, chop the cranberries in a food processor or a small chopper. Next, dice the apples and peel the oranges and cut the sections into small pieces. That’s it, super easy.
The dressing is simply honey, a juiced orange, and some mint. Toss all the ingredients together and chill.
This Cranberry Winter Fruit Salad with Honey-Orange Dressing is a simple chopped salad but with extra zing from all the sweet and tart fruits.
Now here is my recipe, but feel free to mix up different fruits and add what you like to make this your own unique salad.
Cranberry Winter Fruit Salad with Honey Orange Dressing
Its sweet, tart, colorful and crunchy. This winter fruit salad is a refreshing way to eat a bowl of fruit.
- 1 bag fresh cranberries
- 1 pomegranate
- 2 apples
- 3 oranges
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1 tbsp mint optional
Seed the pomegranate and add to a large bowl.
Chop the cranberries in a food processor or a food chopper. Dice the apple. Peel the orange, section and dice. Chop the mint. Add all the fruit and mint to the bowl.
Juice one of the oranges and mix with the honey. Pour over the salad and chill.
This salad has such great flavor and is loaded with so many healthy fruits, I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
For more cranberry inspiration here is my favorite breakfast.
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To make chopping your cranberries easier I love this small food chopper.