A simple but tasty bright salad that is perfect for winter times. Full of bright colours to help eat a rainbow diet and get a range of different vitamins and minerals. Pomegranate and persimmon are both in season in the autumn to early winter. They are very affordable in the several European countries I’ve lived in. Especially if you go to a Turkish market where you can often get a bright red pomegranate the size of a baby’s head for 50p.[
This fruit salad has an amazing texture thanks to the crunchy pomegranate seeds and the gooey persimmons. It also tastes great as it’s drenched in the clementine juice and a bit of lime adds a sharp tangy flavour. You really do need the lime to balance out the flavours in this fruit salad.
Winter Fruit Salad Video Recipe
As the size and sweetness of all fruit vary significantly just use the listed amounts as a rough guide, add more fruit (especially the clementine and lime juice) to your taste. If you have been put off by fruit salad in the past give this recipe a go. I spent several decades thinking I don’t like fruit salad as I was put off by things like bananas, apple and pear in them. But this one I really like.
It is great eaten just as it’s prepared, but if you let it sit overnight the fruit mixes in the pomegranate and clementine juice and is even tastier. If you can’t find clementines then any orange citrus fruit will work just as well. The same goes for the lime – you can substitute it with a lemon.
Persimmons seem to go by many names as they are also known as kaki and Sharon fruit. They used to be quite rare but now are a common fruit in UK supermarkets. You know when a kaki is ripe and ready to eat as it begins to go soft and the inside starts to go gooey.
- 1 large pomegranate
- 1 large persimmon
- 5 clementines
- 3 kiwi fruit
- 1 lime
- Remove the stem from the persimmon and then cut into cubes, the skin is fine to eat.
- Peel the kiwis and cut into cubes.
- Cut the pomegranate and then remove all the seeds. You can either do this by opening up the fruit with your hands and removing the seeds or bash with a wooden spoon over a bowl. It’s certainly more fun bashing but it does make a bit of a mess and you will need to remove the white membrane that will end up in the bowl.
- Mix together all the fruit and then squeeze over the juice from the clementines and limes. Remove any seeds that end up in the salad.
- Enjoy winter fruit salad straight away, or leave overnight in the fridge for the juice to infuse.
Amount Per ServingCalories 168Total Fat 1gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 5mgCarbohydrates 41gFiber 8gSugar 28gProtein 3g