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Best Ever Tropical Fruit Salad is the only summer side recipe you’ll ever need!! My entire picky family devours this fresh fruit salad, and you will too.


  • ▢12 mandarin oranges, divided (for dressing and salad)
  • ▢2 cup strawberries, sliced
  • ▢5 kiwi
  • ▢1 pineapple, peeled, cored, cut into bite-size chunks
  • ▢3 mangoes, peeled, pitted, cut into bite-size chunks

Citrus Poppy Seed Dressing

  • ▢1 medium lemon
  • ▢1 lime
  • ▢1/4 cup honey
  • ▢1/2 teaspoon ginger paste, or grated fresh ginger
  • ▢1/2 teaspoon poppy seeds


  • Prepare fruit salad dressing: Wash and dry lemon, lime and 2 mandarin oranges.Zest the washed and dried citrus with a zester or fine grater. Add to 1 cup measuring cup or small bowl.Cut each fruit in half and squeeze the juice into the measuring cup. (You should get about 1/2 cup juice).Add honey, ginger and poppy seeds to juice mixture and whisk until combined. Set aside, or cover and refrigerate if serving more than one day later.
  • Prepare remaining fruit: Slice strawberries and kiwi. Section remaining oranges. Peel and core pineapple and peel and pit mango, and cut both into bite size chunks.Place fruit in a large bowl. Pour dressing on top of fruit and toss to coat. Refrigerate for about 30 minutes before serving.


This fruit salad is fabulous with whatever fresh fruit you have on hand. I love carambola (star fruit) and papaya in this salad as well. Bananas are lovely, but have to be added at the last minute or they will get soft and not look pretty.


Serving: 1 cup | Calories: 169cal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 6mg | Sugar: 34g | Fiber: 5g | Calcium: 69mg | Iron: 1mg


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