Tropical Fruit Salad

a Tropical Fruit Salad Filled with all the flavors of bright summer, beaches, sunshine and palm trees. One bite, and you’ll feel like you’re sitting on the sand listening to the waves crashing on the beach.

No need to travel to Hawaii to enjoy Tropical fruit salad! No, don’t care, scratch … definitely hop on a plane to Hawaii if you can. But this fruit salad can be enjoyed anytime, anywhere!

Sometimes to get my kids to eat, I make a fruit salad as a side dish for dinner and pretend I’m the best mom in the whole world. It works! Try it!

Do you know how certain foods remind you of certain seasons of the year? It is often based on fruits and vegetables in season. As if you start seeing all the delicious apple desserts when fall comes and everything like gingerbread and mint for Christmas. Well, summer just screams me fruit! All the Fresh fruit In season and cheaper in the grocery store …

Photo taken from above a glass bowl of beautiful tropical fruit salad topped with a sauce of honey and lemon poppy seeds.Hello short strawberry and peach fried cake! We are fruit eaters in our house whether it’s a delicious dessert like this one or a protein smoothie for breakfast … we love fruit !!

Fresh and colorful, this fruit salad is the easiest to make side plate For your next summer barbecue or food on offer! And if you’re reading this in the cold, bleak winter, you can totally make a Winter Fruit Salad with what’s in season during the winter months!

What are the ingredients in a tropical fruit salad?

Get all your favorite tropical summer fruits and throw them in a bowl! We’ll share our list of our favorite fruits, but you can seriously add anything you want! This combination of flavors and colors is the best! Here is our list:

  • Pineapple
  • kiwi
  • Oranges and tangerines
  • mango
  • banana
  • Lemonade
  • honey
  • poppy seed

The amount of each ingredient can be found on the recipe card at the end of the post.

A glass bowl filled with chopped tropical fruits - tangerines, kiwi, pineapple, and bananas - all mixed in a bowl and topped with poppy seed sauce.

How to make a tropical fruit salad

I said it was easy, and now let me prove it, friends!

  • Add all of the fruit to a bowl.
  • Combine all sauce ingredients in a separate bowl.
  • Pour the sauce over the fruit and stir gently until the fruit is completely covered.
  • Serve immediately.

This is! You’re done and everyone will love these tropical flavors! Lemon juice in sauce is the perfect citrus blend you want with this fruit!

These instructions can also be found in the recipe card at the end of the post. You can save and print the recipe from there.

A picture taken from the top of a glass bowl filled with sliced ​​tropical fruits topped with a honey-lemon poppy seed sauce.

Other fruit options

If you don’t like one of the fruits listed above, are allergic, don’t have kiwi on hand, or want more color (whatever the reason!), Here are some other ideas:

  • Raspberry
  • papaya
  • Strawberries
  • Grapes
  • Grated coconut
  • Cantaloupe
  • watermelon

Now I know that many of these are not tropical, but they will taste great and add different colors or textures. Just go with what you love and what you have on hand!

Glass Bowl Filled With Sliced ​​Tropical Fruits Topped With Honey Lemon Dressing And Poppy Seeds.

What is served with a tropical fruit salad?

Since we think of summer and tropical, we definitely need to pair this with some grill or smoked food! Here are some of our favorites:

Any of those with a side of roasted corn on the cob and the best baked beans, and you’ll have the best meal you’ll have all summer long!

Photo of a glass bowl full of chopped tropical fruits like pineapple, orange, banana, and kiwi topped with honey poppy seed sauce.

Can fruit salad be prepared prematurely?

This salad is best served immediately. If you need to prepare it in advance, save the banana to add right before serving because bananas can turn brown and soft quickly. Otherwise, this salad can be prepared up to 4 hours ahead of schedule.

What are the best fruits together?

Some might think there is no rhyme or reason for a fruit salad, but some flavors, textures, and colors match better than others. Usually I try to stick to firmer fruits that won’t go soft or brown quickly (except for bananas in this recipe … I’m just a banana in this recipe!). When it comes to color, I always say the more the better when it comes to fruit!

My favorite tropical dinner

I mentioned a few ideas for main dishes above, but our last dinner obsession was the fruit salad with coconut rice, kalua ham and delicious Hawaiian dinner rolls. You’ll love this spread!

Photo of a Rectangular Wooden Plate Filled with Pulled Pork Kalloa, Herbed Rice, Tropical Fruit Salad, and Hawaiian Golden Roll.

If you can’t go to the beach then let’s bring the beach to you! a Tropical fruit salad It is just what you need to soak in all the flavors of summer!

More summer fruit recipes:

Photo taken from above a glass bowl filled with beautiful tropical fruit salad topped with honey poppy seed sauce.

Preparation time: 10 Minutes

Total time: 10 Minutes

Servings: 8

  • 1 Pineapple section
  • 2 Cups kiwi Peeled, quartered, and sliced
  • 2 Cups Orange and tangerine
  • 1 cup mango Peeled and diced
  • 2 Cups banana sliced


  • 3 Large spoons Lemonade
  • 3 Large spoons honey
  • 1 Tablespoon poppy seed
  • Add all of the fruit to a bowl.
  • Put all the ingredients for the marinade in a bowl and beat until blended.
  • Pour the sauce over the fruit and gently stir to combine.
  • Serve immediately.

This salad can be prepared 4 hours before the scheduled time

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