Chilled Fruit Salad with Coconut

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This easy recipe for a chilled fruit salad with coconut chips and coconut water dressing is a crunchy, colorful way to get your kids excited about eating a variety of fruit.

Every color found in fruits and vegetables focuses on building the immune system in its own way; it’s essential to select a variety of colors to get a full range of phytochemicals (beneficial plant chemicals) in our daily diet.

For this cool summer salad we selected 6 different colors: white=bananas, yellow=lime/lemon, orange=oranges, red=cranberries, green=kiwifruit and green pears and blue=plums.

Chilled fruit salad with coconut water

Ingredients (yields about 6 servings):

  • 2 bananas, peeled and sliced
  • 2 kiwifruit, peeled and sliced
  • 1 large orange, peeled, skinned and sliced
  • 1 large green pear, cored and sliced
  • 2 red plums, sliced
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries (sweetened with real fruit juice)
  • 1/4 cup fresh coconut, sliced into flakes or dried shredded
  • 1/4 cup coconut water
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1/2 tsp lemon or lime juice

Directions:

1. Put all freshly sliced fruit into a medium-sized bowl, add dried cranberries and mix gently together. Refrigerate for 20 minutes.

2. Pour room-temperature coconut water into a small jar, add lime juice and honey and stir until honey completely dissolves.

3. Remove salad bowl from refrigerator, sprinkle with coconut flakes and pour honey-coconut water mixture over.

4. Serve chilled in small bowl with spoon.

Fruit Salad with Coconut

Enjoy!

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