Winter citrus adds a splash of color to your holiday table whether served as a salad, side, or dessert. These salads simplify dinner, too—many are make-ahead.
Winter Fruit SaladCombine colorful winter citrus fruits with pineapple and kiwi and top with pomegranate seeds to make it special.
Winter Jeweled Fruit Salad'Tis the season for juicy citrus, so take advantage by adding a colorful fruit salad to your holiday table. In Mexico, copas de frutas (fruit cups) are popular street food. They typically consist of fresh fruit sprinkled with lime juice and chili powder and are the inspiration for this jewel-colored fruit salad.
Strawberry-Marmalade SaladThis recipe packs a zing—and with only four ingredients. It would be a flavorful addition to favorite Christmas side dishes. You can prepare it up to four hours in advance, which also makes it a natural side for your lunch bag.
Sparkling White-Sangria SaladTo many families, it isn't a holiday dinner without a gelatin salad. This rendition uses Riesling, but for a nonalcoholic version, substitute sparkling white grape juice. Either packs the crisp, refreshing taste of tropical Sangría.
Strawberry-Orange SaladAdd a burst of color to your holiday table with a refreshing fruit salad made with strawberries and navel oranges. Drizzle the fruit with a cool basil syrup, made from leaves steeped in water with sugar, and chill for at least 30 minutes before serving.
Rum-Spiked Winter CompoteThis warm-and-lovely compote sings with the tart flavors of winter fruit. Try it spooned over vanilla ice cream or pound cake, or use it as a novel substitute for cranberry sauce
Tropical Fruit SaladThis golden salad was inspired by the flavors of West Africa, where it often doubles as a dessert. As a side, it works well with a smoky grilled fish or a spicy pork tenderloin.
Layered Fruit Congealed SaladNot your grandmother's congealed salad, this elegant update forgoes the mini-marshmallows and canned fruit for beautiful, ripe raspberries and sweet, fresh oranges.
Citrus Salad with Balsamic Honey and PistachiosBlood oranges are a little bit tart; navels are sweeter--try a mix of the two for a colorful, tasty combo.
Moroccan-Spiced OrangesThis simple salad is a light and refreshing way to end a heavy holiday meal, and the aroma of citrus and cinnamon evokes the scents of the season.
Rhubarb, Pear, and Apple CompoteThough rhubarb is the star of this sauce, sweet apples and pears help cut its characteristically sour flavor. Use this compote as an accompaniment to savory entrées, such as pork or poultry. Or serve it as a dessert with a dollop of whipped topping.
Gingered AmbrosiaOur tangy recipe breathes new life into a centuries-old Southern favorite. Fresh ginger and mint leaves add loads of flavor without a gram of fat.
Ambrosia with Chantilly CreamThe original ambrosia recipe is simply a layering of orange slices, sugar, and toasted unsweetened coconut. Over the years, folks began to add pineapple, maraschino cherries, and whipped cream to create more of a fruit salad, but the name stuck.
Fresh Fruit with Lemon-Mint SauceThis refreshing breakfast or dessert salad has a secret—it's perfect for cold-and-flu season. Oranges, grapefruits, and lemons are packed with vitamin C, the antioxidant that helps boost the immune system, fight infection, and protect the body against influenza.
Francie's Fruit SaladYou can make this simple fruit salad with whatever fruit is in season. The flavor secret is the candied ginger syrup.