Gram’s Fruit Salad

Growing up, Thanksgiving Day always included Gram’s Fruit Salad!  She would lovingly section the grapefruits and oranges, squeeze the juice out of each one, and slice the red grapes to create a beautiful and delicious beginning for our meal.  She would serve the fruit salad in dainty dessert glasses on her perfectly set table.  We loved it so much that we would request it on other special occasions, like our birthdays or Christmas.  Sometimes, she would even surprise us and bring it when she would come for a visit.  Now, when I make this fruit salad, I always think of Gram and how much she loved her family, and her life…she was an amazing woman!

Make a big batch for you and your family and show them how much they are loved!   Leftovers keep well in the fridge for days.  

You will need:

6 – 8 (or more) Ruby Red Grapefruits, sectioned

Grapefruit, Orange and Grape Salad

Gram’s Fruit Salad was the starting dish for many a family holiday feast. With tangy grapefruit, juicy oranges and sweet grapes, this simple salad is a delight!

6 – 8 (or  more) Oranges, sectioned

Red Seedless Grapes, sliced in half

Orange Juice (optional)

Optional Fruit Additions:  Diced Pineapple and Kiwi


Cut and section the grapefruits and oranges (you will need an equal amount of grapefruits and oranges, depending on how much you want to make).  Put sections in a big bowl and squeeze the juice into the bowl.  I like to puree 1/3 of grapefruit and orange mixture in the Vitamix and then add it back to the cut up fruit.  Add red grapes (and optional fruit).  If you would like it a little juicier, add some orange juice and stir.


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