Winter Fruit Salad

Take advantage of this season’s fresh fruits and make a nourishing Winter Fruit Salad.

Winter Fruit Salad

Take advantage of this season’s fresh fruits and create this refreshing and nourishing Winter Fruit Salad. Make a batch so you have a healthy and ready to go-to meal during the week. 

Serves: Six (or can be portioned)

Time: 30 minutes       


600g good-quality ready-to-eat dried fruits (such as prunes, pears, apricots, figs and cranberries)

3 tablespoons honey

1 vanilla pod, split lengthways

1 Earl Grey tea bag

1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

Greek yoghurt, to serve


Tip the fruits and 700ml of cold water into a large saucepan. Add the honey and vanilla, scraping the seeds from the pod into the pan. Bring to the boil. Stir well, lower the heat and simmer for 10 minutes until slightly syrupy. Take the pan off the heat and stir in the tea bag. Leave to infuse for 10 minutes. Discard the tea bag and vanilla pod, tip the fruits and liquid into a non-metallic bowl and pour over the lemon juice. Stir, and then leave to cool. Cover and chill until ready to serve.


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    29th Jul 2014
    This is not fresh fruit!
    29th Jul 2014
    Not fresh fruit, 'tis true, but I like it. The tea is an unusual touch. The recipe can also work for a diabetic (like me), but you would need to omit the figs and cranberries and omit or reduce the honey (all of which are high GI). Substitute dried apples, peaches etc., and perhaps an artificial sweetener would work (though not as well as honey).

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