Tropical Fruit Salad

This TROPICAL FRUIT SALAD is absolutely addicting and fresh with a light tropical sauce. | www.happyfoodhealthylife.com

I gotta let you in on a secret here. It’s kind of embarrassing. I don’t want to say it too loud, so you’re gonna have to come real close so I can whisper it, ok?

Ready?

Are you listening?

Here goes…

I don’t like fruit.

Okay, I’m running away now cause you probably think I’m a crazy person and totally weird, considering I’m a health nut.

I guess it’s not that I don’t like fruit. It’s just really not my favorite. Give me veggies any day, and I’m all over it!

Here’s the list of fruits that I won’t eat all by themselves, and some not at all:

* Bananas – absolutely NOT. Blegh!
* Honeydew Melon
* Cantaloupe
* Watermelon – unless it’s really sweet and flavorful, which is rare
* Pears
* Blueberries
* Mangoes
* Cherries – gross!

Apples, oranges, peaches, strawberries, and fresh pineapple are all on my “safe” list, and I eat them all often. But if it weren’t for smoothies where I can mix it all up into something delicious, I wouldn’t get nearly enough fruits in my every-day.

There's Fruit Salad, and then there's TROPICAL FRUIT SALAD that's totally kicked up! www.happyfoodhealthylife.com

So when I decided to make a fruit salad, I was sure I had lost my mind. Why would I make something that does nothing for my tastebuds??

The truth?

YOU!

You like fruit because you’re not a weirdo like me!

But wait, you want another secret?? (besides the fact that the next picture is GORGEOUS… oh wait, that’s no secret! sorrynotsorry, I’m just really in love with that pic)

This TROPICAL FRUIT SALAD is absolutely addicting and fresh with a light tropical sauce. | www.happyfoodhealthylife.com

Okay, so back to the secret.

I LOVE this fruit salad!!! Seriously. I couldn’t stop eating it (well, minus the bananas because no.. i can’t)! Me, the fruit weirdo. I ate it for breakfast. I had it later that day for a snack. And then I had it the next morning with my oatmeal. I never thought I’d be so in love with a fruit salad. But I admit that I totally am.

So there you have it. This salad can totally convert people. Think about how much you’ll love it because you’re already a fruit lover!

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Tropical Fruit Salad
Ingredients
  • 1 8- ounce can pineapple tidbits , drained, reserving the liquid for the dressing
  • 2 large apples , chopped
  • 1 cup red grapes (halved if they're large)
  • 2 bananas , sliced
  • 1 kiwi fruit , peeled and sliced
  • 4-6 large strawberries , chopped
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 1/2 cup mandarin orange segments (from about 2 mandarin oranges)
For Dressing:
  • 1/4 cup reserved pineapple juice
  • 2 Tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2 Tablespoons pure honey
  • 1/2 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 Tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 Tablespoon water
  • 1/2 cup plain , nonfat Greek yogurt
Instructions
  1. Drain the canned pineapple, reserving the juice for the dressing. Set pineapple aside.
  2. To prepare dressing, in a small saucepan, combine the pineapple juice, coconut oil, sugar, lemon juice, cornstarch, and water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer, stirring until thickened.
  3. Remove from heat and cool completely. When cooled, stir in Greek yogurt. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  4. For salad: In a large bowl, combine the pineapple, apple, grapes, banana, kiwi, strawberries, blueberries, and orange. Toss together well with the dressing right before serving.

If you make this recipe, be sure to snap a picture, upload it to Instagram and tag me (@happyfoodholly) and use the hashtag #inspiredbyholly

This is not your average FRUIT SALAD - this one is full of even more sweet flavor without anything unnatural | www.happyfoodhealthylife.com

Looking for more fruit recipes?

Crock Pot Cinnamon Applesauce – Happy Food Healthy Life
Tropical Pineapple Juice – Happy Food Healthy Life

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