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Easy Thai Fruit Salad Recipe

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Tropical fruit salad
This beautiful Thai fruit salad recipe is a taste of paradise. Tropical fruit - or a mixture of tropical and local fruit - is tossed together in a sweet coconut-lime fruit salad dressing that enhances but never overwhelms the luscious taste of the fruit. Choose your own combination of fruit for this easy fresh fruit salad. If making it for a party, consider serving your fruit salad in a pineapple boat, as pictured here, just follow the link below for easy instructions. ENJOY!

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes


  • YIELD: 1 large bowl of fruit salad
  • 1+1/2 cups fresh papaya, cubed (for papaya instructions, see link below)
  • 1 cup pineapple chunks, fresh or canned (for fresh pineapple instructions, see link below)
  • 1 banana, sliced
  • 1 cup mango, cubed
  • 1 cup strawberries, sliced or cut into quarters
  • 1 cup other fruit, local OR exotic such as blueberries, melon, dragon fruit, lychees, longans, or rambutans
  • Garnish: starfruit slices
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk
  • 1 Tbsp. freshly-squeezed lime juice
  • 2 Tbsp. brown sugar OR palm sugar


  1. Stir fruit salad dressing ingredients together in a cup until sugar dissolves. Set aside.
  2. Place all the fresh fruit in a mixing bowl.
  3. Pour the dressing over and toss well to mix.
  4. Pour or scoop the fruit salad into a serving bowl, or into a prepared pineapple boat (as pictured). Garnish just before serving with a star fruit slice. For easy instructions, see: How to Make a Pineapple Boat.

Star Fruit Tip:To keep starfruit from going brown after slicing, simply drizzle over some fresh lime or lemon juice.

For tips and instructions on how to prepare tropical fruit, see:


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 5 out of 5
Everyone enjoyed it!, Member sissybecks

I took this salad to a dinner party where it was a big hit. For the fruit, I used fresh papaya, strawberries, mango, a little banana, and dragon fruit (so many people asked me about this one!). I topped the salad with some star fruit pieces soaked in lime juice (a good tip! - the pieces stayed nice and bright throughout the meal). As for the dragon fruit, I found prep. instructions below this recipe - very easy to do. Thanks so much!

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