Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Tropical Fruit Salad #MexicanRecipes #FoodieExtravaganza

This is day 3 of the Cinco de Mayo party hosted by Sue of Palatable Pastime and it is also the day that we get together each month to celebrate National Food Holidays with Foodie Extravaganza.  This month my friend, Cam, of Culinary Adventures with Camilla is hosting.  She went to the nibble and discovered that May is National Salad Month.

I decided to combine both of these events by making a Tropical Fruit Salad.  Every party needs a fruit platter or fruit salad for the beauty and color it offers to the serving table or buffet.

I combined all the fruits that make me think of being in Cozumel, enjoying a day of diving and a night of feasting.  We eat a lot of fruit while on dive trips.  There is always an abundance of fruit at the breakfast bar, they serve us fresh fruit between dives and, of course, there are all of the fruity margaritas and rum punches when the dive day is through.

Make sure you scroll past this easy peasy and gorgeous salad recipe to see what the others have brought to the Fiesta and more terrific salad recipes that are sure to keep you happy all summer long.

Tropical Fruit Salad

1 pineapple, cored, peeled and cut into chunks
2 mangoes, cored, peeled and cut into chunks
2 kiwi, peeled, halved and sliced into half moons
1 pt. strawberries, hulled,  halved or quartered depending on size
half of a small seedless watermelon, peeled and cut into chunks
1/2 c. mango juice
1/2 c. pineapple/orange juice
1/4 c. honey
1 T. poppy seeds
1/2 shredded coconut

Place the pineapple, mangoes, kiwi, strawberries and watermelon in a large bowl.  In a small bowl whisk together the juices, honey and poppy seeds, pour over the fruit.  Add the shredded coconut and gently toss the fruit to cover in dressing and distribute the coconut.  Transfer to a serving bowl and serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to serve.  Print Recipe

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Foodie Extravaganza is where we celebrate obscure food holidays or cook and bake together with the same ingredient or theme each month. This month Camilla of Culinary Adventures with Camilla is hosting. She encouraged us: "Let's celebrate all things salad. Green salads, pasta salads, potato salads...whatever you want!"

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  1. Gorgeous fresh fruit salad - that sounds like the PERFECT summery treat!

  2. This looks so tasty, Wendy. Thanks for joining me!

  3. Well now I want to go back to Cozumel. This salad looks great!

    1. I always want to go back to the tropics Nichole....thanks.

  4. What a great mix of fruits in this salad. And I love the addition of coconut!

  5. I love fresh fruit! This combination of flavors sounds particularly delicious. I can see serving it at any summer BBQ, fiesta, potluck or just because!

  6. This looks so refreshing and pretty for a spring table- I love poppy seeds too so I love that addition here!

  7. I just ordered some fruit from the Clicklist so I can make a fruit salad this coming weekend! Yum!

  8. Mouthwatering and delicious tropical food salad, I make this with a sprinkle of chaat masala.


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