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Red Fruit Salad

This red fruit salad is full of raspberries, currant berries and pomegranate – perfect for lunch or an afternoon snack!

Red Fruit Salad | Sweet and tart, full of raspberries, pomegranate and red currant! www.honeyandbirch.com #fruit #salad

I have finally caved and decided I should get on the healthier-eating train for 2015. I word it “healthier” because I am not quite able to stop myself from the occasional sweet or snack. And I don’t want to beat myself up if I slip and eat a cookie one day. Or a chip.

I wish I could say that I woke up one crisp January morning and felt the urge to be a better me in 2015. But that is not at all what happened.

I usually over shop when I go for groceries and I have been actively working on this. Last week, I was able to use up just about all of the groceries I had purchased in the beginning of the week, leaving me with saltines and canned tuna by Saturday.

No fretting – I planned to go grocery shopping on Sunday. I went about my day, noshing on my salty tuna crackers and then it hit me. A nagging, gnawing feeling in my stomach.

I was craving fruits and vegetables.

Red Fruit Salad | Sweet and tart, full of raspberries, pomegranate and red currant! www.honeyandbirch.com #fruit #salad

Red Fruit Salad | Sweet and tart, full of raspberries, pomegranate and red currant! www.honeyandbirch.com #fruit #salad

I’ve always believed that if you start craving a food, your body is trying to tell you something. There was a few years span of my late teens/early 20’s that I rarely ate meat.

When I got a craving for a cheeseburger, I think my body was saying I needed protein or iron and I would succumb to the cravings for the sake of my body.

This fruit and vegetable craving needed to be answered because obviously the saltines and tuna just wasn’t cutting it. Sunday’s grocery trip ended up being a grocery adventure.

I went to fruit markets in the Chicago suburbs in addition to one of my usual grocery stores. And it was marvelous.

By the time I was finished, my bags were like rainbows. They were filled with deep purple blueberries, bright yellow bell peppers and lots of leafy greens. A lemon or two and a few limes, some carrots and a whole lot of red.

Can’t forget about all of the red fruit.

Red Fruit Salad | Sweet and tart, full of raspberries, pomegranate and red currant! www.honeyandbirch.com #fruit #salad

Red Fruit Salad

Raspberries, pomegranate seeds and red currant are at the center of this yummy red fruit salad. Raspberries and pomegranates are something you’re probably used to seeing, but currants may be new to you.

They are similar in taste and texture to pomegranates – a little sweet, a little tart – and delicious!

I grew up with them, seeing them in my grandma’s kitchen all of the time. Our Austrian heritage is full of baked goods filled with currant and I recall afternoons where she would make currant jams and jellies.

I used to pop them in my mouth, eating them like blueberries.

The trio of red fruits is paired with an easy homemade honey mustard. Drizzled over the top, it balances out the flavors of the fruit and makes for a perfect lunch!

Red Fruit Salad | Sweet and tart, full of raspberries, pomegranate and red currant! www.honeyandbirch.com #fruit #salad

Red Fruit Salad | Sweet and tart, full of raspberries, pomegranate and red currant! www.honeyandbirch.com #fruit #salad

Red Fruit Salad | Sweet and tart, full of raspberries, pomegranate and red currant! www.honeyandbirch.com #fruit #salad

Red Fruit Salad

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

This red fruit salad is full of raspberries, currant berries and pomegranate - perfect for lunch or an afternoon snack!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup raspberries
  • 1/2 cup currant berries
  • 1/2 cup pomegranate seeds
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/8 cup yellow mustard

Instructions

  1. Combine the raspberries, currant berries and pomegranate seeds in a medium bowl. In a small bowl, mix the honey and yellow mustard until well combined. Drizzle over the fruit before serving.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 170Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 86mgCarbohydrates: 43gFiber: 6gSugar: 36gProtein: 2g

This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix on 1/29/2019


Red Fruit Salad | Sweet and tart, full of raspberries, pomegranate and red currant! www.honeyandbirch.com #fruit #salad

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Sami

Sunday 25th of January 2015

You're right, it's all about balance. I love how you keep it in perspective. This recipe looks great!

Jenny B

Monday 26th of January 2015

Thanks Sami :)

Treasures By Brenda

Friday 23rd of January 2015

This looks delicious. I'm not sure how readily I will find currant berries and pomegranate seeds but I'm willing to look and maybe give this a try...my family would be really impressed if I sat this fruit salad in front of them!

Jenny B

Friday 23rd of January 2015

Surprisingly, both are available at every grocery store I went to last week. The currant berries were by the raspberries/blueberries/etc so I would check there.

Sarah Nenni Daher

Tuesday 20th of January 2015

I can't agree more - when I get a craving, I start thinking about where my body could be deficient. I love that this is all red, too because I'm going to set this up as part of our Valentine's Day meal plan.

Thank you so much for sharing it at the Thank Goodness It's Thursday party, Jenny!

Jenny B

Tuesday 20th of January 2015

Awesome! I was totally thinking this would be good for V-Day!

April G

Sunday 18th of January 2015

Looks delicious and simple. I've never had a full colored salad before, but you can definitely gt creative with it. Thanks for sharing with Turn it Up Tuesday.

Your co-host, April

Jenny B

Sunday 18th of January 2015

Thanks April! Glad to share it with y'all and thanks for stopping by!

Michelle

Sunday 18th of January 2015

Thank you for stopping by and linking with See Ya in the Gumbo. I am intrigued by the honey mustard dressing for this fruit salad (I love honey mustard). Your photos are gorgeous and all the red with different textures is stunning. Beautiful dish!

Jenny B

Sunday 18th of January 2015

Thank you so much Michelle - it's really a great salad. Think of when a salad with greens is served with berries and honey mustard dressing and then this makes a little more sense. :) Have a great week!

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