This Thanksgiving fruit salad recipe is the perfect choice if you’re looking for a different and healthier twist to your Thanksgiving dinner. Not only is it a delicious recipe, but it also adds a fresh and colorful touch to your table.
How to make Thanksgiving fruit salad
Here is how you can prepare our favorite fruit salad. Remember, you can always add fruits of your choice, and if they’re in season, even better!
Ingredients (4 servings)
- 2 medium-sized apples (Granny Smith)
- 3 pears
- 1 cup seedless red grapes
- 2 oranges
- 5 pitted plums
- ½ cup chopped walnuts
- ¼ cup dried cranberries
- 3 Tablespoons honey
- 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- Juice of half a lemon
- 1 teaspoon Italica Coconut Oil
- A few fresh mint leaves for garnish (optional)
- Wash and cut all the fruit. Cut the apples, pears and plums into cubes, and slice the oranges.
- Combine all the fruits in a large bowl: oranges, grapes, apples, pears, plums, and cranberries.
- Mix the honey and cinnamon to create a sweet dressing in a small bowl. Add the coconut oil to enhance the flavor and quality of the dressing.
- Pour the dressing over the fruit and toss gently until well coated.
- Add a citrus touch with the lemon juice on top of the already dressed fruit mixture.
- Your dish is ready to serve and enjoy!
Before serving, garnish the salad with a few fresh mint leaves for an additional touch of freshness and color.
Can I make fruit salad the day before?
The answer is yes. You can definitely make the Thanksgiving fruit salad recipe a day before planning to serve it and save time in preparation. However, it’s important to follow a few tips to ensure that the salad is at its best when it’s time to serve.
Tips on how to preserve your Thanksgiving fruit salad
The best trick to preserve your salad for the next day is to store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Additionally, after mixing the fruits, we recommend not dressing it immediately. Just add the lemon juice on top to avoid oxidation. When it’s time to serve, add the honey, cinnamon, and oil dressing as a final step to prevent the fruits from turning too soft.
We also recommend trying different dressings for the fruit salad. Here are some homemade salad dressings.