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Mixed salads

Tropical Fruit Salad

Bring a taste of the tropics to your fruit salad with this recipe.

Ingredients:

  • 20-ounce can pineapple chunks canned in juice
  • 2 kiwi, peeled, halved and sliced
  • 2 cups strawberries, quartered
  • 1 large banana, sliced
  • 1 papaya or mango, peeled and cubed (or substitute an 11-ounce can of mandarin oranges, drained)
  • 1/2 teaspoon finely grated lime zest or peel
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened or sweetened shredded coconut (optional)

Preparation:
1. Drain pineapple chunks, and reserve 1/4 cup of the pineapple juice.
2. Add pineapple chunks, kiwi, strawberries, banana, and papaya or mango to large serving bowl.
3. Put 1/4 cup pineapple juice, lime peel, lime juice and honey in a 2-cup measure and whisk together until nicely blended. Drizzle over the salad, and toss to coat the fruits well. Sprinkle coconut over the top before serving, if desired.

Yield:
About 7 cups

Nutritional Information:
Per cup: 101 calories, 1.2 g protein, 25 g carbohydrate, 0.6 g fat, 0 g saturated fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 3 g fiber, 4 mg sodium. Calories from fat: 5%.

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