Festive Fruit Salad

  • 15MINS
  • 5MINS
  • 201KCAL

A really tasty, Festive Fruit Salad that's perfect for serving at Christmas or any other special occasion.

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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories201
  • Carbs36g
  • Protein3.6g
  • Fat1.9g
  • Saturates0.3g
  • Sugars35g

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For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff to know in the blurb!

This colourful Festive Fruit Salad is lightly spiced with the warming festive flavours of cinnamon, nutmeg and zesty orange.

Sweetened with a bit of honey, we’ve used fruits that are available in the winter in order to make this Festive Fruit Salad a fantastic addition to your Christmas table.

If you find that you’ve got some pomegranate seeds left over, then why not try our Cranberry and Pomegranate Sauce?

 

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Or, any left over oranges can be used to whip up a batch of our delicious Mulled Wine! You can find more Christmas recipe inspiration here.

 

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If you’re not a fan of any of the fruits we’ve used then you can definitely swap them out for something else, or just omit them altogether, but we think that this combo of wintery fruits and sweet syrup works really well.

We’ve heated our honey and orange syrup on the hob, but you can heat yours in the microwave if you prefer. Simply pop into your microwave and heat for 1 -2 minutes or until the orange zest has softened.

This Festive Fruit Salad is so fresh and vibrant that it really needs to be eaten on the same day that it’s prepared. If you wanted to get it ready in advance, you could keep it covered in the fridge overnight before serving the next day, but we think that it’s really worth making just before serving if you can find the time!

What diets is this Festive Fruit Salad suitable for?

This Festive Fruit Salad is suitable for vegetarian, dairy free and gluten free diets.

Please make sure to double or triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Festive Fruit Salad recipe?

  • You need to count 3 Points per portion of this Festive Fruit Salad recipe if you’re on WW Green.
  • You need to count 3 Points per portion of this Festive Fruit Salad recipe if you’re on WW Blue.
  • You need to count 3 Points per portion of this Festive Fruit Salad recipe if you’re on WW Purple.

Do you need any special ingredients to make this Festive Fruit Salad?

You’ll be able to find everything you need to make this recipe in your local supermarket.

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We love to serve our Festive Fruit Salad on a large serving dish like this one.

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Make sure that you have a really sharp knifeon hand as this will make chopping your fruit much quicker and easier.

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How many calories are in this Festive Fruit Salad?

There are 201 calories per portion in this Festive Fruit Salad which means it falls into our Everyday Light category. 

This Festive Fruit Salad is perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet and fits well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers. 

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

For the orange and honey syrup

Step 1

Place the orange juice, orange zest, honey, cinnamon and nutmeg in a small saucepan and place over a medium heat. Bring to a simmer, then lower the heat and simmer for 4 – 5 minutes, until the orange zest has softened.

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Step 2

Remove from the heat, set aside and leave to cool.

For the fruit salad

Step 1

Arrange the oranges, grapefruit, nectarine, figs, blackberries, raspberries and pomegranate seeds on a large serving dish or serving bowl.

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Step 2

Pour the cooled orange and honey syrup evenly over the fruit salad, along with the softened orange zest.

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Step 3

Sprinkle the pistachio nuts over the top of the fruit salad if wished and serve.

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What could you serve with this Festive Fruit Salad?

This Festive Fruit Salad is a fantastic addition to any festive table and would work really well when served as part of a buffet alongside any of the following dishes:

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How long can you keep this Festive Fruit Salad in the fridge?

You can keep your Festive Fruit Salad covered in the fridge overnight as long as you eat it the next day. If you keep it for any longer than a day then the fruit will lose its freshness and won’t be very nice.

Can I freeze this Festive Fruit Salad?

No, we don’t recommend freezing this recipe.

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Festive Fruit Salad

A really tasty, Festive Fruit Salad that's perfect for serving at Christmas or any other special occasion.
  • Prep Time
    15 MINS
  • Cook Time
    5 MINS
  • KCals 201
  • Carbs 36G
  • WW Points:
  • 3 Green
  • 3 Blue
  • 3 Purple

Ingredients

  • 3 medium oranges peeled and cut into round slices
  • 2 medium pink or ruby grapefruits peeled and cut into round slices
  • 1 nectarine cut into segments
  • 4 fresh figs stalks removed and sliced into round slices
  • 100 g blackberries
  • 100 g raspberries
  • 100 g pomegranate seeds

For the orange and honey syrup

  • 2 medium oranges juice of
  • 10 g orange zest all pith removed, cut into fine strips (approx 2mm wide)
  • 4 tbsp clear honey
  • pinch of ground cinnamon
  • pinch of ground nutmeg

To garnish (optional)

  • 15 g pistachio nuts chopped

We use a fan assisted oven for all of our recipes. Check out our oven temperature conversion guide.

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Instructions

For the orange and honey syrup
  1. Place the orange juice, orange zest, honey, cinnamon and nutmeg in a small saucepan and place over a medium heat. Bring to a simmer, then lower the heat and simmer for 4 - 5 minutes, until the orange zest has softened.
  2. Remove from the heat, set aside and leave to cool.
For the fruit salad
  1. Arrange the oranges, grapefruit, nectarine, figs, blackberries, raspberries and pomegranate seeds on a large serving dish or serving bowl.
  2. Pour the cooled orange and honey syrup evenly over the fruit salad, along with the softened orange zest.
  3. Sprinkle the pistachio nuts over the top of the fruit salad if wished and serve.

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Recipe notes

You can buy boxes of prepared pomegranate seeds at most supermarkets. This may be more convenient than removing the seeds yourself from a whole fruit.

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