Whether you’re hosting Christmas dinner at your home or bringing a dish to a holiday potluck, a holiday fruit salad makes any celebration a little more festive. Fruit salad is a crowd pleaser because it’s sweet and tasty, but also healthier than your standard party fare. If you’re searching for the perfect side dish for your Christmas gathering, fruit salad just might be the right fit.
How to Make Christmas Fruit Salad
Luckily, fruit salad isn’t complicated or hard to make at all. A “fruit salad” is basically any cut up fruit served in syrup or juice. The juice typically contains some kind of citrus that acts as a preservative for the fruit, keeping it from going brown or turning mushy. Any kind of fruit can be used for the salad, including grapes, apples, strawberries, raspberries, kiwi, oranges, and so much more. For Christmas, many salad recipes stick to red and green fruit, resulting in a salad that looks beautiful and festive for this time of year.
Another type of fruit salad, also known as ambrosia, is made with a creamy dressing, such as Cool Whip or yogurt. This salad is a little more sweet than your typical fruit salad, and is often made with canned pineapples and maraschino cherries. Other fruit salads opt to arrange the fruit in new and exciting ways that create beautiful and elegant presentations for your holiday tablescape. There is really no end to the ways you can customize the simple concept of a fruit salad for your individual likes and preferences.
Top 10 Christmas Fruit Salad Ideas
If you’re looking for a fruit salad for your Christmas celebration, we’ve got you covered. We’ve rounded up ten delicious fruit salad ideas that are sure to make your holidays just a bit sweeter:
Fruit salad doesn’t have to be boring. Featuring delicious white chocolate dipped pineapple doves, fresh strawberries, and a variety of delectable fruit, this arrangement looks as good as it tastes and makes a beautiful addition to any Christmas tablescape.
This fun, brightly colored design is packed strawberries, grapes, cantaloupe, honeydew, banana slices covered in white and semisweet chocolate, pineapple daisies and stars covered in semisweet chocolate. Perfect for a holiday celebrations, this festive arrangement will be a sure win.
This fruit salad celebrates the colors of the season with red and green grapes, strawberries, apples, kiwi, and pomegranate seeds. All of the fresh fruit is made even more delicious with a honey lime dressing that provides just the right amount of tangy sweetness.
This delectable fruit salad uses a bunch of yummy seasonal winter fruit, including red apples, pears, clementine oranges, kiwi, and more. It’s all covered in a delectable maple lime dressing that’s simply irresistible.
With kiwi, oranges, and pomegranate seeds, this winter fruit salad turns the best fruit of the season into a light and refreshing treat. Thanks to the light honey poppy seed dressing, it’s just packed with flavor.
Creamy, and fluffy, this fruit salad is sure to be a hit at your holiday gathering. It’s made with an easy pineapple custard and whipped cream that’s folded into the most delicious fruit, including cherries, bananas, oranges, and grapes.
With a garnish of red and green, this fruit salad almost looks too good to eat. Grapes and apples are all topped with fresh cranberries and a delicious vanilla yogurt whipped cream.
Raspberries, pomegranate seeds, and red apples contrast beautifully with green grapes, green apples, and kiwi in this festive holiday salad. It features a light and refreshing dressing that’s a perfect fit with the fresh fruit.
With crushed pineapple, mini marshmallows, coconut, maraschino cherries, and cool whip, this fruit salad is practically dessert. Plus, with such simple ingredients and no chopping, it’s super easy to make.
This Christmas tree fruit salad only looks difficult to make. In actually, it’s pretty easy. A pineapple and pear act as a base for lots of fresh fruit on toothpicks stuck in.
These Christmas fruit salad ideas are sure to make your holiday meal or potluck celebration even more delicious.