Tropical fruit salad is an absolute favorite of mine. I could happily eat it as a meal several times a week. Sweet and bright and just truly lovely in every way!
Yes, I know Ensalada de Fruta Fresca is not an exact translation for Tropical Fruit Salad, but it’s my website and I like the way it sounds. Also, I like the way it tastes. (Delicious, in fact.)
This recipe is inspired by my mother-in-law who served a very similar and also delicious fruit salad while we were visiting this weekend. Try it with our tilapia fish taco recipe and a pineapple margarita for the full Caribbean experience!
Tropical Fruit Salad
Tropical Fruit Salad Ingredients
- Mangoes, small diced
- Bananas, small diced
- Pineapple, small diced
- Kiwi, small diced
- Blueberries (fresh or frozen)
How do you make a tropical fruit salad?
★ First, choose your favorite tropical fruits – we love mangoes, bananas, pineapples, kiwi, and blueberries.
★ Next, small dice everything except the blueberries.
★ Finally, mix all the fruit together and serve.
Can you freeze fruit salad?
My mother in law taught me something new! Did you know you could freeze fruit salad? Me either?! But you can, so hurrah! You’re probably going to wonder why on earth, even if you can freeze fruit salad, you would want to make as much as this recipe calls for. I’m going to tell you: because it’s awesome.
What to eat with tropical fruit salad?
Not only can you eat it as is from a bowl, but you could serve it with cinnamon pitas as a fruit salsa, you could spoon it over vanilla ice cream, you could put a scoop in your morning oatmeal, you could throw some into the blender with a dollop of yogurt for a smoothie, and you could even add some to your banana bread recipe for a little extra yum!
Make this a complete meal with our serving suggestions
I love to serve this alongside a healthy entree like ground turkey meatloaf, and oven roasted red potatoes. Or alongside a sandwich like our ham and cheese croissants. It would also make a great addition to your next meat and cheese board!
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How to Make Tropical Fruit Salad
Tropical Fruit Salad
- 3 mangoes small diced
- 6 bananas small diced
- 1 pineapple small diced
- 8 kiwi small diced
- 2 cups of blueberries fresh or frozen
- Combine ingredients in a large bowl and mix well.
What is in tropical fruit salad?
Our salad includes mango, pineapple, kiwi, banana, and blueberries..
How do you cut fruit for tropical fruit salad?
We small dice the fruit for our salad so it can be eaten with fork, spoon, or on a cinnamon pita chip.
Can you freeze tropical fruit salad?
Yes, you can freeze tropical fruit salad. The fruit will lose some firmness when thawed but it will still taste great.