If you live in a country with easy access to different tropical fruits or if you travel to a place like that, you have to try tropical fruit salad. When you combine different fruits, drizzle them with some lime juice and add a peppermint, you get a pretty fabulous combination.
When I was living in Chaing Mai, Thailand for 2 months in 2016, one of my favorite things about this city is the food markets. Once a week, I went to the Mueang Mai market, which is one of the biggest food markets in Chiang Mai. You can see there old Thai ladies and gentleman arranging boxes of mangoes, peeling large papayas and pineapples.
I bought piles of tropical fruits and local veggies. It was a living dream to have mangoes, papayas, passion fruits and dragon fruits for breakfast every day.
To make things more interesting, I came up with the tropical fruit salad recipe. The fresh mint and lime juice add an incredible freshness and bring out the flavors of the fruits.
This salad is packed with nutrition. Fruits are high in dietary fiber, peppermint is soothing for your digestion, but lime in an excellent source of vitamin C.
For this recipe, I used three different tropical fruits: mango, papaya, and dragon fruit. But you can use any other sweet or medium-sweet fruits that are available to you, for example, bananas, apples, peaches, pears, persimmon, watermelon and so on. Mint and lime juice will then do the magic!
To make 2 large servings of tropical fruit salad, you’ll need:
- 1/2 of medium sized papaya (or one small papaya)
- 1 dragon fruit
- 1 mango
- 1 lime
- a small handful of fresh mint leaves (about 7 to 10)
- Peel the papaya (take the seeds out), mango and dragon fruit. Slice the fruits into small cubes and place them in a bowl.
- Finely chop the fresh mint leaves and drizzle on the fruits.
- Lastly, pour over the juice of lime.