Simple Tropical Fruit Salad

Do you feel like a bit of a change to a classical fruit salad? Try this Tropical Fruit salad macerated in smooth coconut milk and pineapple juice and filled with lovely colours! A sweet breakfast or light dessert for the whole family!

Don’t we all love a fresh, light and colourful fruit salad? Try this Tropical Fruit Salad version with coconut milk and tropical fruits; it is perfect for making ahead of time to let the flavours merge to perfection! A winner for a kid’s birthday party, potluck, snack, dessert or breakfast. Fantastic paired with cottage cheese, yogurt or nothing at all.

The Kaffir Lime

Kaffir lime or Makrut leaves are fantastic for giving a citric aroma and taste to anything without acidity. The leaf worked like a bay leaf; add one, and you’ll enjoy this lime flavour in your dish. It’s usually used in curries; you’ll find them frozen in Asian Markets. I recommend it, but it’s optional!

Coconut Milk or Cream?

I would always recommend milk because it usually doesn’t sweeten the milk, but the cream they often do. This bowl will be filled with the natural sugars from the fruits, so no more sugar is needed. Plus, the coconut milk will smooth out the acidity of the fruits, making the perfect balance for this dish! Also, coconut milk isn’t like cow milk; it doesn’t curdle with an acidic liquid, making it ideal for this fruit salad!

Tropical Fruit Salad

The Outsiders

You might have seen two fruits that aren’t ‘Tropical’ per se. The two intruders, strawberries and blueberries, still work wonders with coconut milk and add lovely colours, flavours and textures to the salad, so why not? I haven’t used bananas because they don’t hold up for long in liquid, and no pineapple because many kids have trouble with the spicy side of them. But I’ve used pineapple juice to bring in some extra Tropical flavour.

Storage

Fruit Salad generally has a lifespan of 5 days maximum in the fridge if the fruits are correctly cleaned, manipulated, and put in an air-tight container. Although, the prime time for this salad would be 12 to 24 hours of maceration. To let the kaffir lime and all the fruits give their best and merge, you need a bit of time.

Tropical Fruit Salad

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Tropical Fruit Salad

Tropical Fruit Salad

Feeling like a bit of change to a classical fruit salad? Try this Tropical Fruit salad macerated in smooth coconut milk and pineapple juice and filled with lovely colours! A lovely breakfast or light dessert for the whole family!
5 from 11 votes
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
maceration time: 1 day
Total Time: 1 day 20 minutes
Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: Tropical
Keyword: blueberries, coconut milk, dessert, fruit salad, kaffir lime, kiwi, mango, no added sugar, papaya, strawberries, tropical
Servings: 10 people
Calories: 105kcal
Author: Marie Breton

Ingredients

  • 200 ml coconut milk
  • 250 ml pineapple juice
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 mango
  • 1 small papaya
  • 3 kiwis
  • 10 strawberries
  • 1 kaffir lime leaf optional
  • ½ lime juice optional
  • salt

Instructions

  • Cut all the fruits into small cubes, and add to a big bowl.
    Tropical Fruit Salad ingredients
  • Add the kaffir lime, lime juice, coconut milk and pineapple juice, and mix.
  • Add a pinch of salt, cover and let macerate in the fridge for a few hours.

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Notes

Add some extra shredded coconut on top.

Nutrition

Calories: 105kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Sodium: 7mg | Potassium: 251mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 548IU | Vitamin C: 58mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 1mg
Nutrition Facts
Tropical Fruit Salad
Amount per Serving
Calories
105
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
4
g
6
%
Saturated Fat
 
4
g
25
%
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
0.2
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
0.3
g
Sodium
 
7
mg
0
%
Potassium
 
251
mg
7
%
Carbohydrates
 
17
g
6
%
Fiber
 
2
g
8
%
Sugar
 
12
g
13
%
Protein
 
1
g
2
%
Vitamin A
 
548
IU
11
%
Vitamin C
 
58
mg
70
%
Calcium
 
28
mg
3
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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7 Comments

  • Sangeetha

    5 stars
    That sounds like a refreshing and delicious twist on a classic fruit salad! The combination of coconut milk and pineapple juice sounds perfect for bringing out the tropical flavors of the fruits. And I love the idea of adding a burst of color to the salad.

  • Vanessa

    5 stars
    What a wonderful summer breakfast idea. I can’t wait to enjoy it out on the patio!

  • Bernice

    5 stars
    I don’t have much of a sweet tooth and would much prefer to end a meal with a lovely fruit salad like this one. I’ve never thought to use coconut milk but I find the idea intriguing.

  • Marie Breton

    Yes! Perfect for summer time!

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