Holiday Fruit Salad with Coconut Sugar

Holiday Fruit Salad with Coconut Sugar

Not everything on the holiday dinner table needs to be heavy and full of fat—that’s where our Holiday Fruit Salad with Coconut Sugar comes in. Sometimes you just need that one more thing to balance out a big meal, and usually that thing is something fresh and light. Of course the flavor has to be there too. When there are pies and cookies and three different potato dishes to choose from, a plain tray of fruit doesn’t have much appeal. The secret ingredient of coconut sugar gives this recipe that extra something special that will have your guests and family coming back for seconds.

For the best results, prepare this dish with seasonal fruit that’s available in your area. Citrus is at its peak in the winter, feel free to substitute orange segments for the grapefruit or add any other favorite fruits you family loves. Keep the portions correct—about 5 cups of fruit in all—to make sure there’s enough dressing to add maximum flavor. Make this dish for a traditional sit-down meal, a buffet or holiday potluck. We promise, they’ll gobble it up!

Course Dessert, Salad
Prep Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 929 kcal


Coconut Sugar gives this Salad Delicious Complexity

  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon Coco Treasure Organic Coconut Sugar
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated fresh ginger
  • 2 cups assorted seasonal apples cored and cubed ( a variety of sweet and tart apples is best if available )
  • 1 cup pomegranate seeds
  • 1 cup ruby red grapefruit segments cut in half
  • 1 pint fresh blueberries


  1. Place honey, coconut sugar, honey and ginger in a small saucepan. Heat on low for 1-2 minutes, just long enough to melt the sugar. Whisk the ingredients well to make a smooth sauce. Remove from heat and let it cool while you prepare the fruit.
  2. Put chopped fruit into a serving bowl, and drizzle dressing over the top. Mix gently trying not to crush the berries.
  3. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least one hour. Stir again before serving.

Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts
Holiday Fruit Salad with Coconut Sugar
Amount Per Serving
Calories 929 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 6%
Sodium 41mg 2%
Potassium 1568mg 45%
Total Carbohydrates 237g 79%
Dietary Fiber 32g 128%
Sugars 178g
Protein 9g 18%
Vitamin A 63.1%
Vitamin C 203.3%
Calcium 12.4%
Iron 14.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Tammie Burnsed

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Tammie is a freelance and creative writer who usually disparages the term “super food” but makes an exception for coconut oil. Her research for Coco Treasure has turned her into a verified coco-nut, and she’s made peace with that. Tammie lives in sunny California where she enjoys painting, writing and sharing all things beachy with her husband and two dogs.
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