Vegan Tropical Fruit Salad

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Easy 6 Ingredient Refreshing Fruit Salad

This Vegan Tropical Fruit Salad is so island tasty. It’s like a Pina Colada in a bowl. With only 6 ingredients it is very economical and quick to whip up in just a couple of minutes. The fruit and coconut is so sweet that adults and kids alike will love it. Serve this delicious tropical mix as a fruit salad or serve it on your favorite ice cream, cake, shortcake biscuits with coconut whip cream or as a hot fudge Sunday topper. It is always a winner at BBQ’s and hot summer days. The amount and ingredients are versatile so serving size may very.

Vegan Tropical Fruit Salad. Photo by Spicy Saucy Vegan

Cooling The Body From Summer Time Heat With Fruit Salads

Watermelon is the most known cooling fruit for summer time cool down from the hot summer sun. Although, there are many other fruits that can help with the job. This Vegan Tropical Fruit Salad has two cooling fruits in this salad, bananas and pineapple. Not only do they hydrate the body but they help clear the heat out of the body.

Vegan Tropical Fruit Salad. Photo by Spicy Saucy Vegan

Pineapple also has bromelain that helps reduce inflamation and plenty of benefits with extra nutrients, vitamins and minerals. It also helps as a digestive aid, arthritis pain relief and helps with weight loss. Pineapple is a great way to help digest your heavy summer time meals. Give it a try!

Bananas are another helpful digestive aid as well as helping with heart health and cooling the body. They are full of antioxidants, improve blood sugar levels and make you feel fuller. Not bad for a very inexpensive popular fruit.

Choosing Coconut For Vegan Tropical Fruit Salad

Coconut comes in many different shredded shapes and packages plain or has sugar added. I love this salad with coconut but sometimes I have made it without it. It all depends on what kind of shredded coconut I have in the house. I have made it both with unsweetened shredded coconut and sweetened coconut. They both work very well.

Vegan Tropical Fruit Salad. Photo by Spicy Saucy Vegan

For summer time fun coconut is a great choice to eat. It is full of potassium, sodium and magnesium and really helps in preventing dehydration, especially when drank as coconut water. In this recipe you can add a quarter cup of coconut water to add electrolytes if you wish to but it will dilute the pineapple juice flavor.

How To Make Vegan Tropical Fruit Salad

There is really no magic to this fruit salad. You can add or subtract certain fruits like strawberries and kiwis. These fruits are very seasonal so they are not always around all year long. This fruit salad is very delicious with or without them.

This fruit salad really only takes minutes to construct. The trick to all the liquid to this salad is saving the pineapple juice from the can of pineapple. Make sure to keep this liquid and not throw it out. If you are using fresh pineapple make sure to buy an extra jar of pineapple juice to add to the fruit salad. This liquid helps keep the salad moist and helps the bananas from turning brown.

Vegan Tropical Fruit Salad. Photo by Spicy Saucy Vegan

Sometimes I use canned mandarin oranges instead of tangerines. I have also used organic oranges as well. So this recipe is very versatile. Sometimes it all depends on what I can find in the store. At certain times of the year tropical fruit is not very fresh so I get what I can to create this fruit salad. Honestly once you add the pineapple juice and the shredded coconut it is so refreshing and delicious. So try this fruit salad in whatever means you have and it will turn out great.

I have been making this fruit salad for over 30 years and it is still one of my favorite fruit salads. I learned how to make this recipe when I lived in Hawaii and it was a big hit with everyone including children loved it. I hope you like this Vegan Tropical Fruit Salad as much as we do. Enjoy!

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Vegan Tropical Fruit Salad

Vegan Tropical Fruit Salad

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  • Author: Spicy Saucy Vegan
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: After Dinner, Dessert, Lunch, Snack
  • Method: Chop/Hand Mix
  • Cuisine: Hawaiian
  • Diet: Vegan


This Vegan Tropical Fruit Salad is so Island fresh. You will think you were in the tropics with a pina colada. This crisp salad is a perfect summer salad to beat the heat. Great for dinner parties and outside BBQ’s and picnics. Eat as it is or top it on ice cream, cake, shortcake biscuits with coconut whip cream or a hot fudge Sunday. With only 6 ingredients this fruit salad is quick and easy to make in a hurry. This can be made with a variety of fruit and amounts so portion size varies.


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Vegan Tropical Fruit Salad

  • 1 15 to 16oz can Organic Chunk Pineapple or 1 Fresh Organic Chunked Pineapple, (do not drain the pineapple put the juice in the fruit salad. If it is a fresh pineapple add a cup of fresh pineapple juice. )
  • 3 Bananas, (sliced 1/2 inch thick)
  • 2 Tangerines, (peeled and segmented)
  • 2 Kiwi, (peeled and chunked)
  • 6 Large Fresh Organic Strawberries, 3 Extra Strawberries For Garnish (washed and sliced in 1/4 inch slices, or chunks)
  • 1 cup or more Shredded Coconut, (unsweetened or sweetened)


Vegan Tropical Fruit Salad

  1. In a large salad bowl add the 15 to 16oz of chunked Organic Chunked Pineapple with the juice, (If you are using a fresh pineapple add some fresh organic pineapple juice bought in a jar), 3 sliced bananas in ½ inch chunks, 2 tangerines peeled and segmented (try to clean off the white membrane on the segments as good as you can), 2 peeled and chunked kiwi, 6 large or 8 small strawberries sliced in ¼ inch slices or chunks. 1 to 1½ cups of shredded coconut. Mix all together.
  2. The pineapple juice is used to keep the bananas looking fresh. So make sure it is mixed well.
  3. Top with 3 fresh organic strawberries for garnish.
  4. This will only keep for two days because the bananas will start to turn dark by the 3rd day.
  5. Enjoy!

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