Tropical Pineapple Fruit Salad in a Pineapple Boat – The Best Ever Recipe!

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Exotic tropical fruit salad is the best summertime treat! Try making this easy and fun recipe that I believe is the best ever fruit salad.

This post is sponsored by Klarbrunn.

Tropical Fruit Salad

Let me show you how to make this amazing easy tropical fruit salad! Like so many of my favorite recipes, the instructions couldn’t be any easier. Simply mix together the dressing ingredients in a small bowl, wash, dry, and cut the fruit and place in a large bowl, add in the dressing and mix to combine.

The ingredients for tropical fruit salad places separately in a large glass bowl.

To keep fruit salad fresh, toss fruit that tends to brown in something acidic before storing it. That’s one of the reasons why I opted for a honey and lime dressing – not only is it delicious, but it also helps slow down the browning process.

For the absolute best flavor experience, be sure to pair this recipe with Klarbrunn’s Cherry Lime Sparkling Water. It’s best served ice cold and pairs SO WELL with the yummy honey lime dressing. You can find out where to buy Klarbrunn here.

A side image of pineapple fruit salad with a can and a glass of Klarbrunn sparkling water in the background.

Fruit Salad Dressing

There are so many incredible options for amazing fruit salad dressing.

I opted for a honey lime dressing with this recipe and I think it’s a wonderful addition to the flavors here.

Because fruit is already so flavorful, you could opt to omit the dressing entirely if you like.

Some other popular fruit salad dressings are:

To make vegan fruit salad dressing, replace the honey with maple syrup.

Even though it’s not a dressing, I think fresh mint also makes a wonderful addition to fresh fruit salad!

Tropical fruit salad in a pineapple boat with a honey wand drizzling honey dressing on top.

Canned vs. Fresh Fruit

I definitely recommend using fresh fruit for this recipe. It tastes much better and has such a better texture.

The only fruit that I think would work just as well canned is the pineapple. If you do happen to use canned pineapple, be sure to add a bit of the pineapple juice to the dressing! It adds such great flavor and I love the addition.

A close up image of pineapple fruit salad mixed together.

What are Tropical Fruits

Tropical fruits are generally considered fruits that grow in hot and humid climates. Some example would be fruits that thrive in the tropical areas of the planet, like Asia, Africa, Central America, and the Caribbean.

The fruits we’re using in this salad are:

  • Pineapple
  • Mango
  • Kiwi
  • Oranges
  • Grapes
  • Blueberries

Some of my favorite tropical fruits that would work well in this salad are:

  • Dragon Fruit (the yellow fleshed has a better and sweeter flavor)
  • Banana (but it has a strong flavor that will seep into the rest of the fruit – so only add it just before serving)
  • Coconut
  • Watermelon
  • Papaya
  • Guava
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What You’ll Need

The only tool you need for this recipe is an extra-large mixing bowl. It’s a great versatile tool that I definitely recommend keeping in your kitchen. I love mine and use it for everything from mixing salads to whipping up some baked desserts.

Yield: 8 servings

Tropical Fruit Salad

A close up image of pineapple fruit salad mixed together.

Exotic tropical fruit salad is the best summertime treat! Try making this easy and fun recipe that I believe is the best ever fruit salad.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

Fruit:

  • ½ pint blueberries
  • 1 mango (peeled, seeded, and cubed)
  • ½ pineapple (peeled, cored, and cubed)
  • 2 oranges (peeled, with slices cut into even pieces)
  • 2 cups grapes (quartered)
  • 2 kiwis (skin removed and cut into even pieces)

Dressing (Optional):

  • 3 Tablespoons honey
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 Tablespoon juice of choice (apple, pineapple, or orange all work)

Instructions

  1. Wash, cut, and prepare the fruit.
  2. If using the dressing, mix honey, lime juice, and juice of choice in a bowl.
  3. Toss fruit salad and optional dressing in a large bowl to mix.

Notes

The juices of the dressing will accumulate at the bottom of the bowl, so be sure to mix everything again just before serving.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1/8

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 142Total Fat: 0.5gSaturated Fat: 0.1gTrans Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 2.8mgCarbohydrates: 26.6gNet Carbohydrates: 23gFiber: 3.6gSugar: 30.3gProtein: 1.6g

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate. This was estimated assuming the optional dressing was included using orange juice.

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Try making this delicious tropical fruit salad this summer!

Tropical fruit salad in a pineapple boat with a honey wand drizzling honey dressing on top.

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