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My hope is to inspire you to be fearless in the kitchen, to try new things, to take the time to make things the homemade way and most importantly, to have fun doing it!

Tropical Fruit Salad

This was a quick and easy dish to add to the shower menu.  I think this is a really nice change from regular old fruit salad.  I am not crazy about cantaloupe or papaya myself, but I enjoyed this overall.  I think it would be great to mix it up a little with some other tropical fruits like kiwi, starfruit, etc.  My favorite thing about this is the gorgeous color palette it brings to the table.  I also enjoyed making this because I learned how to cut both papaya and cantaloupe properly. 

A side note about the shower menu – several people have asked for recipes not yet posted.  The remaining recipes I will be posting include smoked salmon rolls, pesto palmiers and pineapple chicken salad.  Look forward to those, they should be posted in the next couple of days.

Tropical Fruit Salad

Ingredients:

½ cup shredded coconut

1 ripe pineapple, peeled, cored and cut into ½ – inch chunks

1 ripe papaya, peeled, seeded and cut into ½ – inch chunks (or small scoops)

1 ripe cantaloupe, peeled, seeded and cut into ½ – inch chunks (or small scoops)

1 ripe mango, peeled, pitted and cut into ½ – inch chunks

6 fresh mint leaves (optional)

 

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 350°.  Spread the coconut on a baking sheet and toast in the oven until golden, about 5 minutes.  Set aside to cool.

 

Combine all the fruit in a large bowl and mix together.  Just before serving add the toasted coconut and toss to mix well.  Garish with mint leaves if desired.

Source: adapted from Williams Sonoma

  • http://joelens.blogspot.com Joelen

    This looks great and I like tropical fruits moreso that the traditional basic fruits.

  • http://www.centralcooking.blogspot.com Kayash

    Annie that looks so good! I so want to make this soon. I love the serving bowl too, really cute! I can’t wait to see the other shower recipes.

  • http://kathyandryan.blogspot.com Kathy

    Yummy, thanks!

  • http://chelley325.wordpress.com Chelle

    This looks so light and refreshing! Yum!

  • http://www.goodthingscatered.blogspot.com katie102006

    Ooooh! It looks absolutely delicious! And I LOVE that dish it’s in too!!

  • http://amberskitchen.blogdspot.com Amber

    This looks and sounds so good! I bet it was really refreshing. Love the PC dish too. ;)

  • lilkunta

    Annie did u drizzle or glaze the fruit? What is giving the fruit its extra shine? Thx.