I love fruit salads. Come winter though things get a little tricky in finding ripe delicious fruit. Here, I took my usual citrus fruit salad and added lime zest for a bit of zest in with all that gorgeous juicy fruit. There’s zero added sugar or sweeteners in this Winter Fruit Salad.
This salad is quite simple in that it is only using citrus fruits with lime zest, but it has complex flavours from using a variety of citrus fruits. Grapefruit for some tartness, Cara Cara and Navel Oranges for sweetness, and Blood Oranges so some drama in the looks department. Letting all of these flavours blend together makes for a killer fruit salad.
I usually use a mix of grapefruits (Rio Red and Ruby Red are my favourites) and oranges (Cara Cara, Blood Oranges and Navel). This adds a really nice new dimension to the salad. If your local grocer has limited selection, going with one type of each citrus fruit will still result in a tasty salad. The mint and adding some pomegranate seeds are optional. I have to say the lime zest is not. It really adds something special to this salad. Guests will be asking “how did you make it so sweet”? It’s solely removing the pith (white bits that make fruit more tart), membranes (what separates each segment), and peel that makes citrus fruit perfectly sweet.
Yields 4 servings (as a side)
Winter Fruit Salad is the ultimate citrus salad, perfect for any brunch or breakfast during winter. It's so delicious and sweet (zero sweeteners or sugar added)!
10 minPrep Time
10 minTotal Time
- 2 grapefruits
- 4-6 oranges (suggest: 2 navel oranges, 2 cara oranges, and 2 blood oranges)
- zest from 1 lime
- Optional garnishes: shredded mint leaves and/or pomegranate arils
- Using a sharp paring knife, remove peel and white pith from grapefruits and oranges. Working over a medium bowl that you'll use for serving, cut between membranes to release orange and grapefruit segments. Be sure to squeeze any remaining juice from the peel, pith and membranes into the bowl. This extra juice marinates the flavours together well.
- Top with lime zest and any other desired garnishes.
Salad will keep 2-3 days in a sealed container in the fridge without the garnishes. The flavours blend together nicely when made a day or two before.
Last but not least, I wish each and every one of you the merriest of Christmases and all the best in 2015! Can’t wait to spring my healthy recipes to beat the holiday gluttony with you in January!
Happy Holidays! From my crazy wonderful family to yours! xoxoxo