Tropical Fruit Salad

An almond and orange juice combo dresses this tropical fruit medley.

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 30 min
  • Servings 8

Dressing

1/4
cup chopped toasted almonds
1/3
cup orange juice
2
tablespoons vegetable oil
3
tablespoons packed brown sugar
2
tablespoons light rum or orange juice
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon paprika

Salad

3
bananas, sliced
2
avocados, pitted, peeled and sliced
2
kiwifruit, peeled, sliced
1
mango, cut lengthwise in half, seed removed and cut up
1
papaya, peeled, seeded and sliced
1/4
cup flaked coconut, toasted, if desired

  • 1 In tightly covered container, shake dressing ingredients. Refrigerate at least 1 hour.
  • 2 In large bowl, mix salad ingredients except coconut. Sprinkle with coconut. Serve with dressing.

Expert Tips

Avocados are loaded with vitamin B6, a nutrient necessary for proper nerve and immune function.

  • To toast coconut, spread evenly in an ungreased shallow pan and bake in a 350°F oven for 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until golden brown.
  • To toast nuts, spread in an ungreased shallow pan and bake in a 350°F oven about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until golden brown.

    Serve this salad with flair! Spoon individual portions into coconut shells or hollowed-out pineapple shells that have been cut into fourths.

  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    260
    (
    Calories from Fat
    110),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    12g
    12%
    (Saturated Fat
    2 1/2g,
    2 1/2%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    0mg
    0%;
    Sodium
    90mg
    90%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    32g
    32%
    (Dietary Fiber
    6g
    6%
      Sugars
    20g
    20%
    ),
    Protein
    2g
    2%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    15%;
    Vitamin C
    100%;
    Calcium
    4%;
    Iron
    4%;
    Exchanges:
    0 Starch; 2 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.