We’re about 75% through July which means here in Louisiana we’re in dangerous hot territory. The type of hot where the walk from the store to your car feels like it’s 3 miles long. No, I’m not exaggerating either. When it’s this hot out snacks that keep us cool is a must have on hand in the fridge. Or course the go to snacks for my kids are usually popsicles and ice cream. But for my husband and I we attempt to grab healthier snacks when we can. This tropical fruit salad has been a favorite of mine for a long time, but more importantly in this brutal Louisiana heat!
The base of this salad really stems from my love of tropical fruits. Particularly mangoes. Mangoes are by far my favorite fruit. I could eat them all day everyday and not get sick of them. One of my favorite memories is sitting underneath the mango trees in Belize and eating the fresh mangoes as they fell off the the tree. Talk about a dream come true! I can’t wait to return to do it again soon. This salad is called a tropical fruit salad because all of the fruit ingredients are considered tropical fruits. Pineapple, mango, kiwi, and strawberry.
And what a delicious mix it is. Here’s the very easy but delicious recipe below. Also, you don’t have to add anything to the fruit to make it delicious. However, the added honey and lime juice makes it that much more enjoyable!
Tropical Fruit Salad
fresh tropical fruits mixed for the perfect side dish or snack
- 1 Pineapple
- 8-10 Strawberries
- 3-4 Kiwis
- 2-3 Mangoes
- 1 tbsp Honey
- 1 tbsp Fresh Lime Juice
Core and dice your pineapple into 1 inch sizes. Add to a large bowl.
Wash your strawberries, cut the stems off, and cut them into quarters. Add to the bowl of pineapples.
Peel the skin off of the kiwis and cut into 1 inch pieces. Add this to the bowl with the pineapples and strawberries.
Cut the sides off of your mangoes. Use a dinner spoon to scoop the mango flesh out of the skin. Cut into .5-1 inch pieces. Add this to the bowl with the pineapples, strawberries, and kiwis.
Lastly, add your fresh squeezed lime juice and honey to the bowl. Use a large spoon to gently combine and mix the fruits, lime and honey evenly to the fruit salad mix.
Chill for an hour or more and enjoy!
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