Tropical Fruit Salad

fruit salad
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Prep: 30 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 30 mins
Servings: 8 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
234 Calories
2g Fat
57g Carbs
3g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8
Amount per serving
Calories 234
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 2g 8%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 10mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 57g 21%
Dietary Fiber 5g 19%
Total Sugars 45g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 118mg 591%
Calcium 53mg 4%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 670mg 14%
*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 fruit salad is like a lighter form of fruit cocktail - just a tad creamy, but still allowing the exquisite taste of the fruit to come shining through. It's made with a mouth-watering assortment of tropical fruit and local fruit for the most divine fruit salad ever. Great for everyday eating as well as serving company. And it's really easy to make - just get your fruit together, ask a friend or family to help you slice up the fruit, and you'll be enjoying this tropical wonder in no time.

Ingredients

  • 2 fresh ripe mangoes

  • 2 cups fresh or canned pineapple chunks

  • 1 banana, sliced

  • 1 to 2 cups cubed fresh papaya

  • 2 fresh kiwi fruit, cubed

  • 1 dragon fruit, or 1 pear, cubed

  • 2 cups fresh red seedless grapes, halved

  • 1/2 cup fresh raspberries, optional

  • 1/4 cup coconut milk

  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice

  • 3 to 4 tablespoons white granulated sugar, to taste 

Steps to Make It

  1. Slice up all the fruit - except the contrasting red fruit (raspberries, strawberries, or dried cranberries) - and place in a mixing bowl.

  2. Drizzle over the lime juice and gently stir to combine. Then sprinkle over the sugar (add it to taste depending on the sweetness and ripeness of the fruit), stirring to combine. Set in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes, or until you plan on serving your salad.

  3. Before serving, pour over the coconut milk and stir once again. Taste-test the salad for sweetness, adding more sugar if desired. If too sweet for your taste, squeeze over some more lime juice. Portion up into bowls and top with some of the red contrasting fruit - raspberries, strawberries or dried cranberries.

Tips

  • This salad is beautiful for a party served in martini glasses (as shown).
  • It's also easy and delicious made ahead of time, as the fruit needs time to absorb the sugar and lime juice, making it taste even better (you can make it up to 8 hours in advance, then place covered in the refrigerator). Just hold off adding the coconut milk until guests arrive, then pour it over and give another gentle stir and taste-test.
  • Also delicious topped with a dollop of whipped cream or vanilla ice cream, or a drizzle of Grand Marnier, coconut rum, or other liqueur of your choice. Cheers!

Recipe Variation

  • Replace the raspberries with fresh strawberries or dried cranberries.