Use a selection of red and green fruits and some fun cookie cutters to make this easy Christmas Fruit Salad.
How to Make a Christmas Fruit Salad
When making a Christmas Fruit Salad there isn't too much to think about, the main aim is to make it look fun and festive. There is no set recipe to follow and it can be varied in a variety of ways.
As long as you have some green and red fruits you are pretty much sorted. Slice the bigger fruits up and mix together. For an extra festive feel and fun touch, use some cookie cutters to cut some Christmas shapes.
Depending on where you are in the world, the selection of fruits available will be different. However, you should easily be able to create a similar effect to the fruit salad in these pictures. Here are some red and green fruit suggestions...
- Watermelon (good for cutting shapes)
- Pomegranate (the jewel-like nature of this fruit adds an extra festive feel)
- Red Grapes (always quarter/slice lengthways for young children)
- Red Apples (good for cutting shapes)
- Green Grapes (always quarter/slice lengthways for young children)
- Honey Dew Melon (good for cutting shapes)
- Green Apple (good for cutting shapes)
Tips for Making a Christmas Fruit Salad
- Try to use equal amounts of red and green fruits to ensure the colours pop.
- Carefully mix and assemble the salad so not to damage softer fruits (such as raspberries)
- If using apples remember that they will turn brown if prepared too far in advance. Brush the apples with some lemon juice to prevent browning.
- Get your kids involved, they will love cutting out the different shapes
I have deliberately made this a salad with no dressing. This is aimed to be a fun and healthy snack for kids and personally, I don't think it requires a sweet dressing. This way it is easy for kids to eat with their hands with little mess.
If you are looking to serve it more like a dessert you may wish to add a honey-lime dressing, serve with ice cream or with yoghurt.
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Christmas Fruit Salad
- Christmas Cookie Cutters
- 1 - 2 (depending on size of melon Round Slices of Watermelon, 2cm (¾ inch) thick
- 2 Round Slices of Honeydew Melon, 2cm (¾ inch thick) seeds removed
- 150g (1 cup) Green Grapes, halved (lengthways)/quartered
- 150g (1 cup) Strawberries, halved/quartered (depending on size)
- Using small Christmas cookie cutters, cut Christmas shapes from the watermelon and honeydew slices.
- Add all fruit to a large bowl and gently mix to combine.