There are some days when you just need something sweet to maintain your sanity. But when you’re trying to eat healthy, this can be an especially difficult desire to navigate. Luckily, it’s still possible to satisfy your sweet tooth, even when you’re trying to stick to eating wholesome, nutritious foods. Just throw together this easy tropical fruit salad recipe and you’ll have something your taste buds will love, without inducing an ounce of guilt.
Ok, you might be questioning our statement that a simple fruit salad can quench the desire for a sweet treat, but just hear us out! This is no run-of-the-mill recipe. This concoction blends together sweet, tangy, tropical flavors for a combination you’ll find yourself craving. It makes for a perfect summer fruit salad, but if we’re being honest, it works just as well in the wintertime as long as you can find ripe ingredients.
And while we’re on the topic of ingredients for this tropical fruit salad, we should probably mention that there are only four! That’s all it takes to make this healthy dish so darn delectable. That’s because the flavor and texture of the pineapple, kiwi, blueberries, and shredded coconut play together so perfectly. Easy and delicious? This might just be the best fruit salad recipe you’ve come across yet.
While it really couldn’t be more simple to prepare (and then, devour), there are a couple of tips to help make this recipe as foolproof as possible. You can buy pre-sliced pineapple to avoid having to cut the prickly fruit, or you can even buy canned pineapple. But if you go with that second option, make sure you choose the kind that’s in 100 percent pineapple juice – avoid anything with added sugar. Same thing goes for the shredded coconut – make sure you choose the unsweetened variety, as the fruit in this dish contains plenty of sweetness naturally.
Enjoy this recipe for an evening treat, or pack it up for meal prep and take it to work for an afternoon pick-me-up. There’s no wrong way to enjoy it!
Tropical Fruit Salad with Coconut
When you have pre-sliced fruit on hand, this tropical fruit salad makes for a fast and healthy treat when you're craving something sweet.
- 2½ cups pineapple cubed
- 1 cup blueberries
- 2 medium kiwi fruit peeled, cut in half, sliced
- ½ cup coconut unsweetened, shredded
Combine pineapple, blueberries, kiwi, and coconut in a medium bowl; toss gently to blend.
Use fresh pineapple in this recipe. If fresh pineapple is not available, make sure you use canned pineapple in 100% pineapple juice.
The Nutrition Facts box below provides estimated nutritional information for this recipe.
1 ½ Fruit & Vegetable