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Winter fruit salad recipe with pomegranate and grapefruit

Grapefruit and Pomegranate Fruit Salad {Vegan & Gluten Free}

With just two ingredients, this grapefruit and pomegranate fruit salad recipe is shockingly simple to prepare.  Bursting with tart and sweet flavors, this winter fruit salad is one of my family’s favorite holiday recipes.

Pomegranate citrus salad recipe

Healthy and Delicious Winter Fruit Salad

My family has been making this pomegranate and grapefruit salad for as long as I can remember.  My dad originally made this citrus salad with pomelos, a large citrus fruit with a sweet, mild grapefruit flavor.  However, pomelos are almost impossible to find in North Carolina.

I make my version of this pomegranate fruit salad with ruby red grapefruit.  The result is a beautiful deep pink and red salad that is just bursting with flavor!  Plus, with just two ingredients, pomegranate citrus fruit salad is vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free and Whole30 compliant!

Vegan pomegranate citrus fruit salad recipe

Grapefruit and Pomegranate Fruit Salad Recipe

Winter fruit salad recipe with pomegranate and grapefruit

Grapefruit and Pomegranate Fruit Salad Recipe {Vegan & Gluten-Free}

Yield: 14 servings
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

This simple winter fruit salad is bursting with sweet and tart flavors!  This winter citrus salad is the perfect addition to your holiday brunch, Thanksgiving meal or even holiday dessert table.


  • 2.5 cups Pomegranate Arils, from two large pomegranates
  • 3.5 cups Ruby Red Grapefruit Segments, from three large grapefruits
  • Mint, optional to garnish


  1. Combine pomegranate arils and ruby red grapefruit segments in a medium size serving bowl.  Serve immediately or refrigerate covered for up to two days before serving.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 14 Serving Size: cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 56Sodium: 1.2mgFiber: 2.5gProtein: 1g

Versatile Winter Fruit Salad

This tangy and refreshing pomegranate grapefruit salad recipe is very versatile.  It can be served as dessert on Thanksgiving (along with pie, of course), a side dish for Christmas dinner, and even alongside traditional favorites for a holiday brunch.

Healthy grapefruit pomegranate fruit salad recipe

Tips and tricks for making Pomegranate Grapefruit Salad

  • This winter citrus salad can be made two days in advance and is delicious when served cold or at room temperature
  • If you are looking for an easy way to seed a pomegranate, I like this underwater method from Tori Avey
  • Segment the grapefruit over your serving bowl to collect any extra juice
  • If you can find it, add or substitute pomelo or your favorite type of sweet grapefruit for the ruby red grapefruit

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Ruby red grapefruit pomegranate fruit salad


  1. This salad is so incredibly gorgeous and so perfect for the holidays coming up!

  2. I love how delicious simple flavors can be. This recipe is so festive and sounds delish!

  3. So many fun flavors and colors! My girls will love this!

  4. What a gorgeous bright looking salad. So simple but looks and sounds like it would be full of gorgeous fresh contrasting flavours 🙂

  5. This is beautiful and so inventive, while still being so simple. Love that. Such a labor of love, too. Doing this for my loved ones! 😉

    • Megan – yes, this salad is a labor of love. But it is so loved by my littles (and not so littles) that it is worth it. I hope your family loves it as much as we do!

  6. Being a fan of both of these fruits, I can’t believe I’ve never thought to pair them up in a salad! It’s beautiful and I can’t wait to make it myself!

  7. They look so festive and I love how simple it is to make a gorgeous bowl of fruit salad! So refreshing !

  8. Emily Sunwell-Vidaurri

    This is such a refreshing fruit salad!!! It’s so perfect for the holidays and would be great served to help refresh the palate.

  9. I’ve never thought to pair these two together but of course make so much sense! Looks gorg!

  10. This salad sounds so good. So healthy too

  11. What a gorgeous treat! I love both the ingredients!

  12. Great salad for Thanksgiving or Christmas! So pretty!

  13. I am totally loving this Healthy and Delicious Winter Fruit Salad! Some of my favorite go-to fruits.

  14. This is so healthy and is great addition to heavy comfort food holiday dishes.

  15. Colorful, healthy and delicious! I’m betting this would be great with blood oranges too (which I’m on a kick of using these days).

  16. I love the bright colors in this and I can see mint working well in there too. I can see it being good alongside yogurt.

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