Winter fruit salad is fresh, colorful, and lovely! This light salad is sure to chase the winter blues away!
Ugh, this weekend, just ugh.
I don’t even know where to begin. Maybe with the drip-drip-drip that I woke up to on Saturday morning, (which was my birthday)?
Or with the flooded kitchen? Or maybe the soggy living room carpet? All due to the broken hot water heater. Perhaps you want to hear about the giant mess it made in my house, and the way the water squished up between the tiles when I stepped on them.
Topped off with the fact that Darryl was tied up at a performance all day long so I was handling the flood and the aftermath without him here.
Yep, this birthday is going to go down in the books as a memorable one!
So no picture of a pretty cake today, no fancy birthday dinner yet. But, it looks like I will get new carpet and new kitchen flooring for my birthday, so that’s not a bad thing! Especially when it will be paid for by the insurance company (after our deductible). :) So I guess the hot water heater breaking was a blessing in disguise? Yes, I’ll go with that.
My kitchen has a giant industrial size humidifier in it today, and two huge, very loud fans. So it’s been simple food all the way for the past few days. This little winter fruit salad is delicious and easy to make, plus it uses fruits that are readily available and tasty in the winter.
Winter Fruit Salad.
- 2 Golden Delicious Apples cored and diced
- 2 kiwifruit peeled and diced
- 1 cup mandarin oranges in juice drained
- ¼ cup pomegranate seeds
- 2 Tablespoons unsweetened coconut flakes
Combine all ingredients in a large bowl.
Divide among four small bowls and serve.
The bright colors and fresh flavors of this winter fruit salad will certainly brighten up a grey morning! If you don’t want to use the canned mandarin oranges, you can use regular oranges or clementines. My son loves the canned mandarins, so we buy them from time to time.
If you’re wondering what else is in season during the colder months, you can learn more here.
How was your weekend? I hope it was better than mine!
This looks like Spring which I’m hoping is on the way! I hope everything turned out in your house !
Katie @ Produce On Parade
Oh dear! I am so sorry to hear about that! I hope you have a very speedy de-dampening of your house :( but Happy Birthday! Maybe you’ll just have to make it a birthday month to celebrate instead ;)
Thanks, Katie! It could be much worse. We are just a little inconvenienced, that’s all!
Sarah@Whole and Heavenly Oven
Booo to a flood in your house! Hopefully it gets fixed asap so you can have an enjoyable late birthday!
And this salad? Holy gorgeous this is stunning! I love all the bright colors and how fresh it looks for being a winter fruit salad!
Thank you so much, Sarah!
Kristen @ Joyfully Thriving
Oh dear. Our basement flooded last year, thanks to a flood outside that just started pouring in. Drying out a place is never fun, but it’s amazing what those (noisy) industrial fans can do! I’m glad your insurance is covering the new floor! Yay for blessings in disguise!
Yes, the fans are quite effective! Sorry you had to deal with a flood, too! Not fun.
Strength and Sunshine
Happy Birthday! No fun! At least this fruit salad brightened it up….hopefully ;) XOXO
Happy birthday! It’s a bummer that you had to deal with that on your birthday, but, on the bright side, it could have been a lot worst, right? This fruit salad looks perfect for brightening up dreary winter days. Wishing you the happiest of birthdays (I think you should make it a weeklong celebration now to make up for that water heater breaking) and a fabulous year!
Yes, it definitely could have been worse! It’s amazing how much damage water can cause. I can’t imagine if this had happened when we were not at home.
Natalie @ Tastes Lovely
Kelly! Oh no! That is not a very good birthday. How horrible that your water heater broke! Yikes. Thank goodness for insurance! And maybe it’s a good thing since you’ll be getting new floors! A nice little upgrade : )
Yes, I am glad we are getting new floors! It’s just a little inconvenient right now, but that’s temporary! :)
Meme @ Living Well Kitchen
Oh no!! That happened to me last summer; luckily I was still awake but trying to mop up hot water at 10pm on a Sunday was the last thing I wanted to be doing haha.
Maybe you should just celebrate your birthday for the entire month of January instead of just the actual day ;)
This fruit salad looks delish!
Oh, what a bummer! Sorry you had to deal with that, too!
Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice
This salad looks gorgeous, Kelly! I love the kiwi and mandarin oranges in here. Definitely makes me forget that it’s winter outside!
Oh no! We had our upstairs bathroom flood into our kitchen about a year ago and it was no fun. Those big fans and dehumidifiers are so loud – ugh is right! I hope everything is back to normal soon.
Happy Birthday! I hope you get to do some celebrating with a special meal soon!
This is a gorgeous fruit salad! It would definitely brighten up my day. :)
Thank you, Kristine! Yes, the fans are super loud! It’s crazy.