These Christmas fruit salad recipes will add a heap of holiday flair to your dinner table.
And they’re the perfect light and healthy way to end a feast.
14 Easy Christmas Fruit Salads
Fruit salads are a great way to add a bit of brightness to salty, carb-heavy meals. Plus, they look so pretty.
And don’t worry, these tasty Christmas fruit salad recipes only incorporate family-favorite fruits.
So the kids will love them too!
1. Honey Lime Christmas Fruit Salad
Festive and sweet with just a touch of citrus, this honey and lime Christmas fruit salad is picky-eater approved.
It pairs delightful fruits like strawberries, raspberries, green apples, and kiwi in a delicious honey and lime sauce.
Its festive colors make it perfect for the holidays. But the taste is one you’ll crave all year.
2. Mexican Christmas Fruit Salad (Ensalada Navideña)
This creamy Mexican fruit salad is sweet and tart without being overly sugary. And it’s kind of a fun twist on grandma’s ambrosia salad.
From the crunchy pecans and sweetened condensed milk to the cream cheese, fresh strawberries, and apples, it’s got a little bit of everything.
Seriously, it’s like heaven in a bowl.
3. Winter Fruit Salad with Orange Poppy Seed Dressing
With bright seasonal fruits in an orange and poppy seed dressing, this winter fruit salad isn’t your ordinary sweet dish.
Strawberries, kiwis, blueberries, and juicy oranges are a great pairing. They’re subtly sweet, and the oranges deliver a pop of acidity.
But that citrus and poppy seed dressing is what’ll have you coming back for more.
4. Cute Christmas Fruit Salad Cups
The Christmas cookies at the party may suffer serious neglect with these delightful fruit salad cups sitting beside them.
Mix red and green fruit in equal parts (strawberries, grapes, and kiwi), portion it into small cups, and garnish with whipped cream. That’s it!
To get fancy, use those cookie cutters to make Christmas shapes in fruit. Apples work really well!
5. Red Fruit Salad with Lemon Cream
As you move down the ingredient list for this one, you might do a double-take. But hear me out.
It pairs delightful fruits like apples, strawberries, cherries, and watermelon with mint and pecans.
And then things take a wild turn.
To combat the sweet flavors, you’ll add smokey bacon, red wine vinegar, and red onions.
I promise the flavors complement each other amazingly well.
6. Ambrosia Salad
Ambrosia salad is a Christmas staple. It’s rich and creamy with fruits and fun extras.
And while it’s not a traditional fruit salad, it’s one you’ll see in most houses around the holidays.
This version keeps it simple with pineapple, oranges, marshmallows, coconut, Cool Whip, and sour cream.
But feel free to make it your own!
7. Creamy Christmas Fruit Salad
Fresh fruit and cream – is there anything better?
This dish makes for a delightful side or dessert. And between the strawberries, grapes, apples, and bananas, it’s a lovely fruit salad, even without the cream.
But it’s Christmas, right? So now’s the time to indulge a little! So lather in the whipped cream and honey for the best, sweet finish.
8. Apple Christmas Trees
How cute are these apple Christmas trees? They’re adorable, delightfully festive, and taste as good as they look.
And yes, I’m counting them as ‘fruit salads’ because there are no wrong answers around the holidays!
Make them pop with raspberries, pomegranate seeds, pecans, and shredded coconut.
Then drizzle over something sweet for serving. Yum!
9. Cranberry Fruit Salad
Every holiday meal demands a whole slew of cranberry dishes. But this cranberry salad might just take the top spot.
What makes this cranberry fruit salad so irresistible, you ask?
It’s more than just cranberries. With additions like oranges, pecans, maple syrup, cloves, and pecans, it’s like a flavor explosion.
10. Festive Christmas Fruit Salad
Sometimes it’s the presentation that can make or break a fruit salad.
While this festive Christmas fruit salad isn’t charting new territories with unique ingredients, the way you cut the fruit makes all the difference.
Use a melon baller, and suddenly it’s like something from Martha Stewart’s Insta.
Garnish with heaps of tasty vanilla or coconut yogurt and fresh mint.
11. Filipino Fruit Salad
This Filipino fruit salad technically contains healthy fruits. But it’s not exactly healthy.
However, it’s 100% delicious.
It pairs a can of fruit cocktail with sugar palm fruit, coconut gel, thick cream, and sweetened condensed milk. That’s it!
It’s insanely sweet, tart, and oh-so-creamy – perfect for the holidays.
12. Layered Christmas Fruit Salad
This layered Christmas fruit salad will take center stage at your next holiday party.
It incorporates layers of festive fruit like apples, grapes, and strawberries with tasty additions like pistachios, granola, and Greek yogurt.
And to take this beautiful Christmas creation over the top, use a cookie cutter to create festive fruit shapes on top.
How cool is that?
13. Vanilla Pudding Fruit Salad
Vanilla pudding fruit salad is one of those treats you can throw together quickly.
It pairs picky-eater-approved grapes, oranges, pineapples, and strawberries in an impossibly creamy vanilla pudding base.
Throw in some mini marshmallows and whipped cream, and watch your family go crazy over this simple yet tasty fruit salad.
14. Holiday Fruit Salad with Marshmallows
This retro fruit salad is a holiday classic. It’s thick and creamy, with bright citrus flavors and so many different types of fruit!
With pineapples, pears, grapes, bananas, and Royal Anne cherries, the fruity flavors in this dish are fit for any Christmas feast.
Paired with a thick and indulgent cream, it’s sure to be a new classic for your family.
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