Tropical fruit salad is dressed up with flecks of vanilla bean and fresh lime juice. This fruit salad is delicious on its own, or use it on top of oatmeal or in fruit and yogurt parfaits! 

Tropical Fruit Salad with Vanilla and Lime

Fruit salad is my go-to side dish whenever I make breakfast for dinner, which means we eat it pretty often. I usually stick with the basic combination of watermelon, cantaloupe, and grape though and, honestly, it can get a little boring.

Inspired by the South American flavors in my chimichurri breakfast sandwich, I decided to lay aside the usual melon in favor of tropical fruit like pineapple, kiwi, and mango. To make the fruit salad extra special, I reserved the juices from the cut fruit and mixed it with lime juice and vanilla bean paste to use as a “dressing.”  The vanilla bean paste gave the fruit a delicious earthiness and a slightly floral flavor, while the lime juice toned down some of the sweetness of the pineapple and mango. Kiwi and blueberries also kept the fruit salad from being too sweet overall, and gave it a few more layers of flavor.

I made a big batch of this tropical fruit salad and found myself snacking on it all week. Try it in a parfait with yogurt and granola or on to of oatmeal or rice pudding.

This tropical fruit salad is my second post for Brunch Week, which is being hosted by  Terri from Love and Confections and Shaina from Take A Bite Out Of Boca. If you haven’t already, be sure to check out our huge giveaway – they lined up some very generous sponsors this year!

(As a Brunch Week sponsor, Neilsen Massey sent me a sample of vanilla bean paste, that I used in this recipe. Stoneyfield also send coupons for yogurt that would be delicious in a parfait!)

Tropical Fruit Salad with Vanilla and Lime

Yields 6

Tropical Fruit Salad

30 minPrep Time

30 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 fresh pineapple
  • 1 mango
  • 2 kiwi
  • 3/4 cups blueberries
  • 2 limes, juiced
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
  • 1 banana

Instructions

  1. Place a cutting board on a rimmed baking sheet. Core the pineapple. Cut the pineapple, mango, and kiwi into bite-sized pieces and mix in a large bowl.
  2. Pour any juice that has accumulated on the baking sheet into a small bowl; whisk in the lime juice and vanilla. Pour the juice over the fruit. Refrigerate at least 20 minutes.
  3. Just before serving, slice the banana into the fruit salad.
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