Winter Salad

Good fruit in the winter is sometimes hard to find.  Unless you live in Florida, California or maybe Brazil.  But hey, if you live right smack in the middle of the U.S., don’t forget about the produce aisle.  Here is a delicious and ridiculously simple Pear and Grape Salad.  This salad is great with lunch, perfect for breakfast and a yummy after-dinner dessert.  Make this salad because it’s simple, because it’s cheap, make this because it looks pretty, because it’s in season, because it won’t make your butt big….make this salad just because!

Winter Grape Pear Salad

  • 1 cup Red Seedless Grapes, quartered
  • 1 Bosc (or Anjou) Pear, peeled and thinly sliced*
  • 1 tbsp. Orange Juice
  • 3-5 Fresh Mint Leaves

Combine all ingredients and enjoy.  Yes, it’s that simple!  For a little crunch and protein pow you could add a few sliced almonds on top.

*I have been sharing this salad with my 11 month old daughter, and I don’t feel like her little system is ready for the skin of a pear so I peel the pears.  You can certainly leave the skin on if you prefer.

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13 comments


  1. I need a fruit salad recipe for my granddaughter’s 1st birthday party. Thanks!
    And I’ve saved several of your recipes for her. I like your site.

  2. Such a refreshing and innovative salad. So easy too! I’m going to try this as soon as I can get my hands on some red grapes.

  3. Do you believe that I just had this for a snack? But I also added in some bleu cheese :) It goes really well with pears and grapes.

  4. I love this salad! I need to start using more mint, it is so refreshing, AND delicious!!
    Take care,
    Terra

  5. This is a great winter salad!

  6. Love your blog. I have a food blog too where I try a new recipe each day (approximately) and then review it, tell what I changed/what I would do differently and whether my kids actually liked it or not.

    http://www.mommacooks.net

  7. That looks like a lovely fresh idea for a quick breakfast – will have to give this a try soon!

  8. Yum! I love mint with fruits!!! And your suggestion about putting some sliced almonds on the top is really good! :-)

  9. Beautiful photos! What makes it look so good is its shear simplicity and of course the care you have taken in putting it together.

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