Fruit Salad, the Healthy Summer Dessert!
30 mins (prep 30)
11 ingredients
10-12 servings
In South Africa "fruit salad" means something a little different from most American recipes. A definitive recipe does not exist: you use what fruits you have, and in summer and fall the choice is enormous. This is a healthy, simple way to end any meal, whether humble or grand. Serve with ice cream, sweet whipped cream or custard, or plain, as it comes. Please read extra notes in Directions. Prep time and servings are a wild guess, as it will depend entirely on the fruits you choose and how much salad it will actually be: weights cannot be specified for papayas and melons (cantaloupes)!

Categories:  vegan , fruit , <-30-mins , seasonal , easy , african , south-african , summer , vegetarian , tropical-fruits , time-to-make , dessert ,
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  • 1 papaya, ripe but firm
  • 1 melon, ripe, luscious flavour
  • 3 -4 bananas, firm
  • 6 -8 canned peach halves, roughly cut up (from a tin, yellow cling peaches, drained, keep syrup)
  • canned lychees
  • 7 ounces glace cherries (or use fresh, pitted cherries)
  • 6 apricots, fresh, ripe, in quarters (canned can be used)
  • 5 kiwi fruits, peeled and quartered
  • 1/2-1 cup granadilla, pulp
  • 2 -3 teaspoons vanilla


Serving Size (2.79 g)
Servings 10
Amount per Serving
Calories 3.74 Calories from Fat 0.0
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.0g 0.06%
Saturated Fat 0.0g 0.04%
Trans Fat 0.0 %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 6.26mg 2.61%
Total Carbohydrate 0.92g 3.07%
Dietary Fiber 0.01 g 0.24%
Sugars 0.78 g %
Protein 0.0g 0.06%
Vitamin A 0.0IU% Vitamin C 0.0mg%
Calcium 0.05mg% Iron 0.0mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
canned peach halves, canned lychees, glace cherries, kiwi fruits