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Platter of Winter Citrus Fruit Salad

Winter Citrus Fruit Salad

  • Author: Monkey and Me Kitchen Adventures
  • Prep Time: 40 Minutes
  • Total Time: 40 Minutes
  • Yield: 4 Servings 1x
  • Category: Dessert, Snack
  • Diet: Vegan


Healthy, simple, and colorful, this standout Winter Citrus Fruit Salad is brimming with refreshing, sweet citrus vibes.


  • 2 pink grapefruits, sections segmented *
  • 4 oranges, sections segmented *
  • 3 to 4 (yellow or red) kiwis, peeled and sliced *
  • ½ to ¾ cup pomegranate arils *
  • 2 to 4 Tablespoons fresh mint leaves (+/-) *

Citrus Dressing Ingredients:

  • ¾ cup fresh citrus juice (from grapefruits/oranges above) *
  • 1 Tablespoon pure maple syrup (+/-) *
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh lime juice (+/-) *


  1. Carefully remove the pomegranate arils, place in the refrigerator until ready to use. See blog post for YouTube on how to best accomplish this.
  2. Carefully segment the grapefruits and oranges from the membranes over a bowl with a strainer to capture the juice. Squeeze the discarded grapefruit and orange husks (membrane remainders) over the bowl with a strainer to capture any remaining juice. Discard the membranes/husks. The strainer will capture any seeds and pith to keep them out of the juice.   See blog post for YouTube on how to best accomplish this.
  3. Place the grapefruit and orange segments onto a plate, set aside.
  4. Peel and slice the kiwis into ¼-inch slices, place on a plate, set aside.
  5. Carefully capture any juice from the segmented citrus that leaked out onto the plate and place it into the juice bowl (through the strainer as well).
  6. Make the dressing. Place the captured citrus juice into a medium sized bowl.  (We were able to capture about ¾ cup of citrus juice in total.) Add the maple syrup and fresh lime juice, whisk to combine.  Set aside.
  7. Prepare the fruit salad by layering the fruit. Place about 1/3 of the total grapefruit segments, along with some orange segments, then kiwi slices, and a sprinkle of pomegranate arils in a wide bowl or on a plate that has a lip. This is the first layer. Repeat the process to create 2 more layers.
  8. Then pour the citrus dressing over top of the entire dish.
  9. Top with mint leaves.
  10. Serve with spoons so the juice can be scooped up. If serving later, cover the dish and refrigerate.   Remove 30 minutes before serving to allow the fruit to wake up.


*Please reference the blog post for Tips for Success, Pantry Items Used, Storage and Freezing, and Kitchen Products Used.

*Servings:  Makes 4 servings