Winter Fruit Salad #SundaySupper

Winter Fruit Salad - a tropical, gluten free delight!

If you read my blog frequently, then you probably know a few things about me, one of which is that I hate winter.  Really, I can’t stand it.  The thought alone makes me want to build a blanket fort and crawl under it, not coming out until it’s spring.

As I write this, it is rather spring like (thanks, El Nino!).  The sun is shining in a cloudless blue sky and the temperature is in the 60s.  Too bad the wind is so strong it literally may blow me over.  Still it’s better than last February.

Winter Fruit Salad

Other than pretending it’s nice out, dreaming of moving, and looking at pictures of sunnier, warmer days, fruit is a great way to get a feel for summer in the dead of winter.

My Winter Fruit Salad is the perfect way to get that summer vibe going.  Match a bowl of this, and enjoy it, maybe with your eyes closed and thoughts of flowers and beaches rolling through your mind.

Winter Fruit Salad

While I will always take fruit as it is, I jazzed this salad up with a quick dressing, toasted coconut, and candied ginger.  It only took about ten minutes to make and is best made ahead of time and allowed to chill so all the flavors marry.  Make this on Sunday and enjoy it throughout the week on oatmeal, as a snack, or even as dessert with some ice cream.

I’m already feeling summer vibes, and you will be too as soon as you make this salad!

Winter Fruit Salad

 

Winter Fruit Salad

Winter Fruit Salad #SundaySupper

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 2-4 servings

Ingredients

Juice of 1 lemon

2 tablespoons honey

2 teaspoons vanilla bean paste

2 navel or honeybell oranges, peeled and split into segments

1 large mango, peeled and diced

1 ½ cups blueberries

½ cup toasted coconut

¼ cup candied ginger, diced

Instructions

In a medium bowl, stir together lemon, honey, and vanilla. Add oranges, mango, and blueberries. Stir until well combined. Fold in the coconut and ginger.

Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight for best flavor. Salad may be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

Notes

Recipe is easily doubled or tripled

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Comments

  1. Deanna says:

    Love the colors!! This looks amazing!!!

  2. What a delicious looking fruit salad! This looks amazing!

  3. Liz says:

    Such a lovely salad. The candied ginger is such a wonderful addition! P.S. I’m SO with you about winter!

  4. What a fabulous way to enjoy a good Fruit Salad! I must try this because I bet my kids would love it.

  5. cheri says:

    Love that you added candied ginger, beautiful salad.

  6. Your light dressing for this salad sounds perfect! Have to try it! Beautiful winter fruit salad :)

  7. I love fruit salad! This looks so delicious, happy and colorful!

  8. Monica says:

    Love the color in this salad! I love ginger and I can’t wait to try this dressing.

  9. Debbie Eccard says:

    That looks so great! With all the fruit I eat, this would be a great way to jazz it up. Thanks.

  10. Tara says:

    What a wonderful winter fruit salad, I love the unique combination you have. This is perfect and I keeping this for a brunch when needed, thank you!

  11. Barrie says:

    I love the addition of candied ginger- perfect for a Sunday brunch salad!

  12. Sigh. It was over 70 degrees a few days ago, but woke up to snow today. Yuck! Anyway, love dishes like this — so cheerful and flavorful. Really nice — thanks.

  13. What a great fruit salad – I love honeybell oranges!

  14. Sue Lau says:

    You had me at candied ginger!

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