I must have been dreaming about the beach when I was at the grocery store a few days ago because I came home with some of my favorite tropical fruits — fresh pineapple, mangos, and kiwi — without a real plan for how I’d use them. Fresh pineapple and mango remind me of beach trips with fruity drinks by the pool, listening to the surf, and long strolls along the shore…I think I need a real vacation! For now, I’ll just have to enjoy my pineapple in this Tropical Fruit Salad with Honey Lime Dressing.
Preparing the pineapple for this fruit salad was a breeze with a nifty kitchen gadget that I had forgotten about — you know how things can get buried in the back of those catch-all drawers? Well, I’ve had this pineapple peeler for years, but somehow it had gotten pushed to the back of my kitchen drawer. I used it to core and slice my pineapple in literally just one minute! It’s much less mess using this tool than when following the directions on the tags attached to the pineapples in the produce section. Just remove the top and insert the peeler and turn until you reach the bottom. The pineapple is cored and sliced at the same time. Lift out the tool and then cut the slices into tidbits.
Of course the fruit is pretty tasty all on its own, but I thought that this simple Honey Lime Dressing with the poppy seeds made it just a little bit more interesting. The kiwi and the poppy seeds give the salad a bit of contrast and make it a beautiful brunch appetizer. If you’re feeling especially tropical, garnish the salad with some toasted coconut.
You can substitute or add your favorite tropical fruits — papaya, guava, or passion fruit — or other berries and grapes to this salad as well. Enjoy, friends!
Yields 4 servings
15 minPrep Time
15 minTotal Time
- 1 pineapple, cored and cubed
- 1 mango, cubed
- 1 kiwi, sliced
- 1/4 cup blueberries
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
- 1 teaspoon poppy seeds
- 2 tablespoons toasted coconut, optional
- Combine fruit in a medium size bowl.
- In a small bowl, whisk together the honey, lime juice, and poppy seeds. Pour over fruit and toss gently until coated.
- Garnish with toasted coconut, if desired. Serve immediately.