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Winter Fruit Salad

Craving some delicious fresh fruits this winter? Winter Fruit Salad combines some of your favorite fruits available during the winter months – apples, pears, mandarin oranges, pomegranate, grapes and kiwi, and toss them together along with an irresistible raspberry poppyseed dressing.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of BRIANNAS Fine Salad Dressings. All opinions and texts are mine.

A bowl of fruit salad with mandarin oranges, pear, apple, grapes kiwi and pomegranate

Eating salad during the winter…

Fruit salads are not just for the hot summer days…

Fruits are often associated with the warmer climate, but I’m here to champion those lovely fruits available during the winter months…because they are delicious and so underrated!

You are truly missing out if you are not indulging in fruits available during the winter months.

Winter Fruit Salad is a must, especially after you get done stuffing yourself with sweets and casseroles during the holiday months!

Here’s why I think you’ll love …

  • Beautiful combination of flavors and textures! You’ve got the sweetness from the grapes and kiwi, tanginess from the citrus, and crunch from apples and pears. The Raspberry Poppyseed Dressing provides some tanginess, creaminess and sweetness to tie it all together. It’s a party in your mouth!
  • No cooking required. Just cut up your fruits and toss them together in the delicious dressing.
  • So easy to make. This takes less than 15 minutes to throw together!
  • Healthy and light. Looking for something fresh and good for you? This is totally that…and more!
  • Super versatile. Use a different fruit combination, use more or less of the fruits you like or do not like…make this your own!
A colorful bowl of fruits tossed together

How to make this delicious fruit salad


First up, gather up the necessary ingredients!

  • Apple – slice them thinly so that they are easier to eat
  • Pear – also thinly sliced
  • Mandarin oranges – Or any other citrus! I used fresh ones but if needed, use the canned/jarred ones. Those are very yummy in this salad as well!
  • Grapes – I like to half them so they are easy to eat
  • Pomegranate – this can be pretty seasonal and sometimes they can be hard to find after the holidays. You can omit this if you cannot find it, but I love the nice touch of color it gives to the dish. I find that a little touch of pomegranate can turn this simple everyday dish into a more ‘holiday’ dish.
  • Kiwis – thinly sliced. I love the sweetness kiwi brings to this dish
  • BRIANNAS Raspberry Poppyseed Dressing – this dressing is MADE for fruit salads! I absolutely love the tangy sweet creaminess it brings to the salad.

I get my BRIANNAS dressing from my local grocery store. You will most likely be able to find it at a store near you too, but if you need some help, locate them using the BRIANNAS’ store locator.

Or even better, have them ship to directly your door from BRIANNAS online store HERE!

I’m all about shipping everything to my front door these days. 😉

Top down view of a bowl of fruit salad with Raspberry Poppyseed Dressing on the side

Let’s Get it Started!

Once the ingredients are gather, start chopping up the fruits and adding them into a big bowl.

And this right here – the chopping up of the fruits, is the most work you will do when it comes to making this Winter Fruit Salad. 😉

Use a big bowl so that it will be easier to toss the fruits in dressing without squishing them.

A large bowl consisting of kiwi, grapes, pears, apples, mandarin oranges and pomegranate. Dressing on the side

Drizzle the Raspberry Poppyseed Dressing all over the fruits.

I like to keep my dressing fairly light. Enough to enhance and bring out the flavors of the fruits without overpowering them.

You can definitely add more or less dressing per your desire. My advice is to use my suggested amount, toss it up, taste it, and then only add more as you desire.

You can always add more, but once you add the dressing, you can’t take it out! 😉

Pouring raspberry poppyseed dressing onto a bowl of fruits

Once the fruits are nicely tossed in dressing, transfer them to a serving bowl and serve.

Or if you must, grab a fork, and dig into the mixing bowl! (No judgement here, I promise)

This Winter Fruit Salad is not just a salad and side dish for our household, it is a snack, the thing we munch on while we are waiting for dinner, and it makes the best little treat in lunchboxes. When I crave for desserts but do not want to indulge in a ton of sugar, this always hits the spot as well.


Never feel like you are stuck with the exact ingredients I lay out in the recipe! This is a fruit salad that can be made with any fruit.

Here are other fruits that are typically available during the winter months that I also like to use:

  • Other citrus such as grapefruits, blood oranges, clementine etc.
  • Banana
  • Cranberries
  • Persimmons
A bowl of fruit salad with a bottle of dressing in the background

Frequently Asked Questions

Does this keep well as leftovers?

It is definitely best served fresh. But if it is not heavily drenched in dressing, it keeps pretty well for 1-2 days in the refrigerator. Fruits will be soggy after a while if too much dressing is added.

What does the Raspberry Poppyseed Dressing taste like?

It is a creamy and sweet dressing made with raspberries, onions and poppyseeds. It’s not super heavy with a slight tanginess from the raspberries. It is also gluten free and vegan. Just like all BRIANNAS’ dressings, it is very good and made with high quality ingredients, and I think it goes especially well with any fruit salads!

Can I use summer fruits or other fruits with this?

Absolutely! This is a very versatile recipe and you can use any fruit you like with this.

Other Salad Recipes

If you like this Winter Fruit Salad, you might enjoy some of these as well!

A brown ladle scooping out from a bowl of fruit salad with mandarin oranges, pear, apple, grapes kiwi and pomegranate

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A bowl of fruit salad

Winter Fruit Salad

Light and delicious fruit salad recipe loaded with Winter fruits. Apples, pears, grapes, pomegranate, mandarin oranges, and kiwi tossed in a sweet and creamy Raspberry Poppyseed Dressing.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 155kcal
Author: MinShien


  • 1 apple thinly sliced
  • 1 pear thinly sliced
  • 2 cups grapes halved
  • 1/2 cup pomegranate
  • 2 mandarin oranges peeled and separated into wedges
  • 2 kiwi peeled and thinly sliced
  • 3 tbsp BRIANNAS Raspberry Poppyseed Dressing


  • Peel and slice all fruits. Bring everything into a big bowl.
  • Drizzle fruits with Raspberry Poppyseed Dressing. Gently toss it without squishing the fruits.
  • Serve and enjoy!


Calories: 155kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 59mg | Potassium: 353mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 283IU | Vitamin C: 42mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. How do you make the dressing?

    1. Joyous Apron says:

      I usually use the raspberry poppyseed dressing or regular poppyseed dressing for this recipe. Haven’t tried making it but I can imagine blending raspberries or raspberry jelly into a poppyseed dressing to make raspberry poppyseed dressing.