This tropical fruit salad, made with fresh papaya, mango, pineapple, bananas and grated coconut is the best tasting fruit salad… EVER!! It makes a great big bowl, big enough to feed a crowd so it’s perfect to bring to a picnic, potluck or to serve at a backyard BBQ. This is easy enough for anyone to make – if you can use a knife, you can make this salad. The bananas are added just before serving so they don’t turn brown. Tropical fruit salad is the perfect dessert because it’s all natural, made with nothing but fruit – it doesn’t get cleaner than that! Fruit salad is naturally low-fat, low-sodium, gluten-free, vegan, paleo friendly, clean-eating dish you can serve for brunch, snack or dessert. Yes, there is sugar in fruit, but it’s natural and unprocessed, and loaded with vitamins, antioxidants, phytonutrients and fiber. Unless you have to watch your sugar for health reason, the USDA suggests you eat about 1-1/2 to 2 cups of fruit a day.
1 papaya, peeled and diced 3/4-inch cubes (5 cups)
2 mangoes, peeled and diced 3/4-inch cubes (2 1/2 cups)
1 fresh pineapple, peeled and diced reserving the juice 3/4-inch cubes (4 cups)
2 large bananas, peeled and diced 3/4-inch cubes (2 cups)
1/4 cup fresh grated coconut, for garnish
Combine the papaya, mangoes, and pineapple in a large bowl and add the juice from the pineapple.
Cover and refrigerate until chilled.
Just before serving your tropical fruit salad, add the bananas and garnish with fresh coconut.