Winter Fruit Salads

Featured Article,In Season,Recipes,Winter
October 26, 2011

A paucity of summer veggies doesn't have to mean forgoing crisp fresh salads in cold-weather months.

Winter Fruit Salads
Mark Boughton/styling: Teresa Blackburn
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It’s winter, and lets face it, fresh tomatoes are not at their best. So for winter salads, think fruit.  Cranberry relish is nice, but why not brighten up the holiday table with these fresh, vibrant fruit salads. Sweet, juicy grapes, tart grapefruit, and crunchy apples and pears tossed with mesclun or baby arugula is enough to make our taste buds start to tingle.

Simple vinaigrettes let the fruits and greens shine. Toss in some pungent feta or blue cheese, almonds, pecans and dried fruits and you have salads fit for the holidays, or anytime for that matter.

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Red Grape Grapefruit Salad

A bolt of citrus, a touch of sweet fruit and crunchy almonds doll up mesclun mix.

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Red Apple Salad with Oranges and Feta

Citrus, apples, cheese and arugula bring magic flavors to the salad bowl.

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