Tropical Fruit Salad with Honey and Lemon is a mildly sweet, not too citrus and not too tart, recipe that your entire family with love. Unlike our Hawaiian Tropical Fruit Salad recipe with cheesecake or our regular fruit salad with maple syrup, this fruit salad rides the line with one foot on the dessert tray and one foot on the side dish tray.
And with only time to prep, which is about 15-20 minutes tops, it’s also an easy salad that is totally adjustable to your own fruit likes and dislikes.
Tropical Fruit Salad Recipe
Once you bite into all these delicious fruits, you will wish summer would never end! A perfect fruit salad, this recipe is a wonderful balance of the natural sweetness of your mixed up strawberries, pineapples and oranges, while balancing it with the perfect citrus taste.
To get the most out of your fruit salad, you should use fresh fruits when possible.
- 1 can, 11 oz, mandarin oranges
- 1 can, 20 oz, pineapple chunks
- 1/2 pound fresh strawberries, sliced thin
- 3 kiwi fruits, skins removed and sliced into rounds and then halves
- 1 mango, sliced
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
- juice of 1/2 fresh lemon
For the lemon you want to squeeze the lemon juice into the salad with your hand.
Then place it into the lemon squeezing gadget, cut sided down and squeeze the remaining juice out.
When you squeeze it by hand, make sure you don’t let any seeds slip into the fruit salad.
I always spray my measuring cup with nonstick cooking spray before measuring the honey.
This makes sure that nothing sticks inside your measuring cup and is a good rule to follow.
How to make Tropical Fruit Salad
Drain orange and pineapple juice into a small bowl.
Mix well and set aside.
Add oranges, pineapple, strawberries, kiwi and mango to a large mixing bowl and mix well.
In a small bowl, measure 1/2 of the reserved orange and pineapple juice.
Add honey, juice of lemon and ginger.
Pour over fruit and mix well.
Refrigerate for 2 hours or overnight for flavors to mingle.
Mix well before serving.
Store covered in the refrigerator and serve or pack in small individual jelly size mason jars.
Apple a Day
Another great choice for this fruit salad is to add a green apple for color and tartness. I use an apple corer and slicer to cut apples quickly and I LOVE it. Its also made packing school lunches that much more tolerable. You can pick one up here and its an amazing kitchen gadget!
Often asked questions:
Can I used Canned Fruit in Fruit Salad?
I think you can do anything you want when it comes to a recipe. The only issue with canned fruit is it can be really juicy and getting out all the liquids, which can be syrupy and sweet, can be pretty hard. Feel free to experiment and let me know!
Can I substitute the honey?
Sure! There are other choices like maple syrup (which we use in this Fruit Salad), or feel free to try Agave. When you change out to different syrups or citrus (like Lime) you just change the flavoring. You would need to test out the levels to make sure you have the right balance.
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