Tropical Fruit Salad

I wanted to make this fruit salad completely with tropical fruits (mango, papaya, pineapple, banana etc).  Since I couldn’t get any good papaya I replaced papayas with apple.  But this fruit salad tastes really good with papaya.  Also adding passion fruit puree gives a very nice flavor.  If fresh fruit is available, its pulp can be used in this recipe with or without the seeds.  Seeds of passion fruit gives a nice sour and cruncy taste on desserts.

I have never seen fresh jack fruit in the New Jersey area.  May be some specialty stores may have them.  But canned will do the work quite well.  These canned jack fruit can be bought in Indian grocery stores.  I used canned jack fruit for this recipe.  Here is a picture which shows jack fruit flesh


  • 1 ripe mango
  • 1 medium ripe banana
  • ½ golden delicious or any other sweet apple
  • 4 – 5 pieces of Jack/Jak fruit flesh
  • 2 tablespoons passion fruit puree
  • 7 – 8 cashew nuts roasted and finely chopped
  • Scoop of vanilla ice cream


  • Cut all the fruits into very small pieces and mix well
  • Add passion fruit puree and mix and refrigerate for about 1 – 2 hours before serving
  • To serve, add fruit salad mix to a bowl and add a scoop of ice cream
  • Top with roasted cashew nuts

Yields; 2 – 3 servings

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