This Fall Fruit Salad with Pears is a great example of the amazing fruit salads that still exist, even in the fall. Y’all, there are still so many good fruits in season, take advantage while you can!
In our area, pears are really good right now. Grapes have also been really good too, I am currently eating them constantly. Apples are another favorite right now, so are kiwi. Lastly, pomegranates are just coming into season and add such a beautiful hue and flavor to the salad.
Prepping the Fruits
This salad is simple to make. Start by prepping your fruits. For the pears and apples, you can always soak them in a low concentration lemon water. This will keep them from browning. I skipped this step, as we were planning to eat my salad right away.
Cut up the remaining fruit.
Ever wondered how to choose a pomegranate? Let me give you a few suggestions I use:
- you Do NOT want the pomegranate to be perfectly round. It should be slightly misshapen.
- Choose one with the skin as blemish free as possible. If they are being shipped from somewhere, this will be hard. Just find the best you can.
- Make sure the pomegranate is good and heavy. You will want those seeds full of juice!
Now, on to the seeds. I cut my pomegranate in half. Then, over a large bowl, hit the pomegranate on the side to force the seeds out. This is messy, so make sure to keep it over the bowl and hit hard! I think this is the easiest method and the one I like best. Looking for some great facts on pomegranates? This is a great page to check them out.
Honey Lime Dressing
Now, let’s start on the simple dressing. It is only 2 ingredients, and so worth it. Zest your lime, juice your lime, add honey. That’s it. Mix well and drizzle over the salad. The recipe is below, so check it out!
The Finished Salad
Here is your finished salad. Isn’t it so beautiful!! So, what are you waiting for? Grab these fruits while they are still in season and enjoy them as long as you are able!
So, during this covid/cold/flu season, stay healthy!! Salads just like this are a great way to stay that way! If you are looking for some other salad ideas, I have plenty. They really are some of my favorite foods.
Honey Lime Dressing
- 2 teaspoons lime zest
- 3 tablespoons lime juice
- 1/4 cup honey
- 6 cups fruit salad
- Combine all ingredients, mix well. Drizzle over your fruit salad. Toss lightly to coat.Now, sit back and enjoy. You deserve it!