Easy Thai Fruit Salad Recipe

Tropical fruit salad served in a pineapple

The Spruce / D. Schmidt

Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 15 mins
Servings: 6 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
157 Calories
3g Fat
35g Carbs
2g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6
Amount per serving
Calories 157
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g 3%
Saturated Fat 2g 9%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 4mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 35g 13%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Total Sugars 29g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 78mg 389%
Calcium 21mg 2%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 344mg 7%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This beautiful Thai fruit salad recipe is a taste of paradise. Tropical fruit is tossed together in a sweet coconut-lime fruit salad dressing that enhances but never overwhelms the luscious taste of the fruit. You can also make it with a combination of tropical and local fruit.

Choose your own combination of fruit for this easy, fresh fruit salad. If you are making it for a party, consider serving your fruit salad in a pineapple boat for a great presentation that will have the other guests envious. Some tropical fruit, such as star fruit, add an extra visual punch.​


  • 1 cup pineapple cubes, fresh, canned, or frozen

  • 1 banana, sliced

  • 1 cup mango, peeled and cubed, use frozen if fresh, ripe mangoes are unavailable

  • 1 cup lychee fruit, if using canned, discard the liquid

  • 1 star fruit, peeled and sliced

  • 1 to 2 cups strawberries

For the Dressing:

  • 1/4 cup coconut milk

  • 1 tablespoon lime juice, freshly squeezed

  • 2 to 3 tablespoons sugar, to taste

Steps to Make It

  1. Stir the Dressing ingredients (coconut milk, lime juice, sugar) together in a cup until sugar dissolves.

  2. Place all fresh fruit in a mixing bowl.  Pour the dressing over the fruit and toss well to mix.

  3. Pour or scoop the fruit salad into a serving bowl or into a carved-out pineapple. For instructions, see: how to make a pineapple boat.

  4. Garnish just before serving with a star fruit slice.

  5. Refrigerate if you are not serving immediately.


  • To keep starfruit from going brown after slicing, simply drizzle it with some fresh lime or lemon juice.

Tropical Fruit Preparation Tips

Have you ever browsed the produce at an Asian or international market and longed to try some of the interesting tropical fruit? You may have been intimidated because you didn't know how to prepare them. You didn't want to get caught trying to eat the inedible skin or mangling a fruit because you didn't know how to peel and seed it. As a result, you paid extra for pre-cut fruit that might not have been at its peak flavor. For tips and instructions on how to prepare more tropical fruit, see:


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