Tropical Fruit Salad

Tropical Fruit Salad

  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cook Time:
  • Total: 15 min
  • Serving: 12

Dreamy avocado and tropical fruit tossed with a creamy protein-rich dressing refreshes the palate after a hearty meal.


  • Fruit:
  • 1 small mango, pitted, diced
  • 1 large banana, peeled, sliced
  • 1 cup fresh pineapple chunks or canned in natural juices
  • 2 medium oranges, peeled, segmented
  • 1 medium ripe avocado, peeled, diced
  • Dressing:
  • Blend the following in a food processor or blender until smooth:
  • 1/2 cup lowfat cottage cheese
  • 1/2 cup lowfat vanilla yogurt
  • Juice of a small lemon (about 1 tablespoon)
  • Juice of a lime (about 1 tablespoon)
  • 1 tablespoon pineapple juice (squeeze from fresh or drain from canned)
  • Pinch or two black pepper
  • Garnish:
  • 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut, toasted


  1. Blend the dressing ingredients in a food processor or blender until smooth.
  2. Pour into a large bowl.
  3. Add the fruit.
  4. Toss the fruit with the dressing.
  5. Keep cold in the refrigerator until ready to serve. Scoop into bowls and sprinkle with toasted coconut. Coconut can be added with the dressing but will become soft.


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