How To Make A Healthy and Delicious Fruit Salad

Tropical Fruits

Papaya, Watermelon, Pineapple, Jackfruits and Bananas
Papaya, Watermelon, Pineapple, Jackfruits and Bananas | Source

Living for a few months in my home country Philippines, gives me an advantage in creating some healthy and delicious recipes which consist a lot of fresh fruits and vegetables. Fruits and vegetables that mostly grow in Asia. This article is about my first self made and tested recipe. A healthy and delicious fruit salad.

Fruit Stand, Philippines
Fruit Stand, Philippines | Source

Healthy And Delicious Fruit Salad


Ingredients: (10 persons)

A big mixing bowl

A sharp knife for cutting the fruits

1/2 kilo ripe jackfruit

1 small ripe papaya

6 pieces ripe bananas, the one you like but not the cooking bananas variety

lemon juice for soaking the bananas to avoid dark color

3 ripe mangoes, the Philippine variety is the best

1/4 kilo watermelon

1 small ripe pineapple

2 big cans condense milk

250 gram double cream or plain yogurt

50 grams raisins (optional)


Philippine Ripe Bananas
Philippine Ripe Bananas | Source

Procedure


  1. Pull the jackfruits from the trunk, deseed them and cut into cubes or into your desired shape with a sharp knife. Put the sliced fruit into the big mixing bowl.
  2. Wash and cut the papaya into half and get off the seeds. Slice the fruit without hitting the skin, lengthwise and crosswise. Then scoop the fruit with a tablespoon and add them to the jackfruits.
  3. Peel off the skin and slice the bananas into small pieces or into cubes. Add lemon juice to the bananas to avoid darkness to the color. Add them to the other fruits.
  4. Wash and cut the mangoes on both sides of the seeds. Put the seeds aside. Cut the remaining mangoes lengthwise and crosswise without hitting the skin. Then scoop the mango fruits with a tablespoon and add them to the mixing bowl. Slice into cubes the remaining mangoes from the sides of the seeds.
  5. Cut the watermelon into small cubes and get rid off the seeds. Add to the fruit bowl.
  6. Peel the skin of the pineapple. Get rid off the "eyes" and of the trunk. Slice the pineapples into small cubes or as you wish. Add them to the fruit bowl.
  7. Add the condense milk, the double cream or the plain yogurt. If you want the fruit salad to be more juicy, just use both double cream and the plain yogurt. You can add raisins to this recipe if you wish.


Fruit Salad
Fruit Salad | Source

Tips

  • Eat fresh fruits everyday for it has a lot of vitamins which are very good for your health. Eating at least one or two small bowls of fruits everyday help your diet without being hungry. It is also good for your skin.
  • Eating an apple a day or any kind of fruit is much more better than eating hamburger. As what I have read somewhere: " An apple a day keeps the doctor away."
  • You can cook the seeds of the ripe Jackfruit until it is done. It is good as a snack.
  • There are different kinds of mangoes but the best is the yellow and oblong form of a mango. Well, for my own taste. It is the Asian mango.

You don´t have to use all the fruits I have mentioned above. Of course you can substitute the fruits which are in season and are available in your country.


Thank you for reading this article and please leave a comment.

A Healthy and Delicious Fruit Salad
A Healthy and Delicious Fruit Salad | Source

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kerlynb 5 years ago from Philippines, Southeast Asia, Earth ^_^

Very Pinoy Thelma, just great! I like the way you used jackfruits - yum-yum!


Adriangel 5 years ago

I've missed the filipino fruitsalad..;-)


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writer20 5 years ago from Southern Nevada

Sounds totally delicious, I'll give a try. However I've never heard of Jackfruit, so I'll have a look around for it.


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randomcreative 5 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

I don't crave fruit the way I crave most other food groups, but your salad looks delicious! I do love mango and am always looking for new ways to enjoy it. Thanks for the recipe and helpful cooking resources!


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

Hi Thelma, I would love to make this delicous looking fruit salad, I have never heard of jackfruit so I am not sure if I can get it in the UK.

Many thanks for sharing, best wishes MM


Gina 5 years ago

It taste very delicious. Now I am looking forward to eat this kind of fruit salad, fresh fruits from the backyard. Here, you can eat jackfruit from the cans it's not fresh anymore and it taste different.


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Thelma Alberts 5 years ago from Germany Author

Yes kerlynb, very Pinoy. Omitting the jogurt and double cream is just the original Pinoy fruit salad. Thanks for dropping by. Have a nice day.

@Adriangel: I know you miss it. Just make the fruit salad with the fruits that you have in your place. Thanks for your comment.


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Thelma Alberts 5 years ago from Germany Author

Thank you writer20 for your comment. Yes, it is delicious and healthy as well. Jackfruit is not only a fruit but also a vegetable. We cook the unripe jackfruit for our dinner with coconut milk and the ripe one is for the fruit salad. You can eat the ripe one as it is. Thanks again.

Hi, randomcreative! Thanks for your stopping by and for giving a comment. Have you tried eating mango jam/ marmalade? Well, you can make mango jam like the way you can make with the strawberries.Have a lovely day.


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Thelma Alberts 5 years ago from Germany Author

Hello Movie Master! Thanks for your stopping by and giving a wonderful comment. Yes, you can try it. There is sometimes ripe sliced Jackfruit in an Asian Supermarket in UK. But usually it is in a can or in a glass. If you can not find it, just use any fruit that you like. Have a lovely weekend.


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plinka 5 years ago from Budapest, Hungary

Hi, I love your fruit salad. You are lucky, since you have a wide variety of fruits! After may trainings I usually eat smashed bananas with honey, yoghurt and cottage cheese. It's easy to make, nutritious and very tasty. Voted up!


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Thelma Alberts 5 years ago from Germany Author

Thanks plinka for voting my hub up. Yes, I am lucky to have a lot of varieties of fruits here in the Philippines. You can use this recipe with European fruits like strawberries, peaches and apples as well.


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justmesuzanne 4 years ago from Texas

Excellent! Voted up and awesome! :)


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Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany Author

Thank you justmesuzanne! Have a lovely day. Thanks for your follow, too.


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looniestlove 4 years ago from Davao City, Philippines

it looks yummy...but you put jack fruit on your fresh fruit salad? i never tasted that before...but I would love to try this healthy fruit salad...thank you for sharing this very useful recipe and it is healthy as well...


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Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany Author

Hi looniestlove! Yes, I put fresh Jackfruit on this fruit salad. It smells so good and so delicious. Try it and you will love it. Thanks for your stopping by. Have a nice day.


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AnnaCia 4 years ago

Very nice and Yummy


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Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany Author

Happy Easter AnnaCia! Thanks for your stopping by. Have a nice Easter celebration.


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L.L. Woodard 4 years ago from Oklahoma City

I think this recipe is a refreshingly different take on what I think of when I think of a fruit salad. It sounds refreshing and delicious.

Voted up and shared.


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Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany Author

Yep! This is a very different fruit salad from what we know of. It´s a Filipino fruit salad. I always make this when we have a party at home or just a get together family bonding in the Philippines. It is indeed very refreshing and delicious. Thanks for sharing this to others. Have a great weekend L.L.Woodard!


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ishwaryaa22 3 years ago from Chennai, India

An engaging recipe! I am fond of fresh fruits-based salads. With easy-to-find ingredients & easy-to-follow instructions, I would like to try your recipe. Well-done!

Thanks for SHARING. Useful & Interesting. Voted up, pinned & shared


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Thelma Alberts 3 years ago from Germany Author

Thank you Ishwaryaa for your wonderful comment and for sharing and pinning this hub. I appreciate that. Have a nice week!


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ubanichijioke 2 years ago from Lagos

You have it all sorted out, beautiful. My appetite is already whet with such inviting pictures. You did an awesome job! well done.


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Thelma Alberts 2 years ago from Germany Author

Thank you ubanichijioke for your wonderful comment. I appreciate that. Thanks for your visit.


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Lady_E 2 years ago from London, UK

Brilliant, yummy Recipe and better than Ice Cream as long as it's cool. (served from the fridge)

I don't like it, I LOVE it. :-)


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Thelma Alberts 2 years ago from Germany Author

Yes, it is more delicious when it´s serves from the refrigerator. Very refreshing and healthy as well. Thank you Lady E for your visit and for your wonderful comment. I appreciate it. Have a lovely day!


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Sandyspider 2 years ago from Wisconsin, USA

I have not had jackfruit. This does seem good to make.


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Thelma Alberts 2 years ago from Germany Author

I wish you have had jackfruit. Yes, this is a yummy and healthy fruit salad. Thanks for your visit Sandyspider.


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ChitrangadaSharan 2 years ago from New Delhi, India

Very nicely done hub!

The fruit salad looks delicious and healthy. I have eaten Jack fruit, but not this way.

Thanks for sharing the details! Voted up and pinned!


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Thelma Alberts 2 years ago from Germany Author

Hi ChitrangadaSharan!

Thank you very much for your wonderful comment, for sharing and pinning. Have a lovely weekend!


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England

That looks and sounds amazing thelma! its not something I make very often, but now I am definitely going to make one this weekend, thanks!


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Thelma Alberts 2 years ago from Germany Author

I hope you have liked your fruit salad and enjoyed the weekend Nell. Have a love week! Thanks.


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DeborahDian 2 years ago from Orange County, California

These fruit salads sound fabulous! I love to eat fruit salad and you just gave me some new ideas.


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Thelma Alberts 2 years ago from Germany Author

It is a fabulous and delicious salad DeborahDian. I hope you´ll try this. Thanks for your visit. Have a nice week!


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toknowinfo 2 years ago

Great hub! I really like your tips and the way you explained everything. Thanks so much for sharing your knowledge. I will definitely be able to utilize the things I learned.


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Thelma Alberts 2 years ago from Germany Author

Thank you very much toknowinfo for your wonderful comment. I hope you will use some of what you have learned in my hub. Have a great day!


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suzettenaples 2 years ago from Taos, NM

This fruit salad looks and sounds delicious. I have never heard of jackfruit before but it sounds like an interesting fruit. I wonder if we can get if here in the U.S.? I have never noticed it before in our grocery stores. Thanks also for all your tips and advice. Nicely done and thanks for sharing your recipe with us.


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Thelma Alberts 2 years ago from Germany Author

Hi suzettenaples,

You are very welcome. Yes, jackfruit is an interesting fruit. You can buy canned Jackfruit in an Asian shop if you want to try it and I am sure that you can buy it in the U.S. Thanks for your wonderful comment. Have a nice day!


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PinoyMom 23 months ago from Philippines

@thelmaalberts we'll serve a fruit salad on New Year. Your fruit salad looks tempting.


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Thelma Alberts 23 months ago from Germany Author

That´s great PinoyMom. Thanks for your comment. Enjoy your New Year celebration.


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Patsybell 23 months ago from zone 6a, SEMO

Great hub. You introduced me to some new fruits. Thanks.


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Thelma Alberts 23 months ago from Germany Author

Thank you very much Patsybell. I am glad I have. Happy New Year!


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Deborah-Diane 22 months ago from Orange County, California

I love to eat fruit. I think it is an important part of a healthy diet.


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Thelma Alberts 22 months ago from Germany Author

Yes, eating fruits every day is healthy. Thanks for your comment Deborah -Diane.


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Made 22 months ago from Finland

I love fruits but there aren't many fruits growing here in Finland. Your fruit salad looks delicious.


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Thelma Alberts 22 months ago from Germany Author

Hi Made, yes just like here in Germany. Not much tropical fruits but when there are, so expensive. Thanks for your comment.


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Jackie Lynnley 22 months ago from The Beautiful South

I love fruit salads and this looks great; some things I haven't tried. I like nuts in fruit salad too. ^+


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IslandBites 22 months ago from Puerto Rico

Nice hub!


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AudreyHowitt 22 months ago from California

This does look yummy! And so good for you!


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rebeccamealey 22 months ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

This sounds wonderful, Thelma. I keep imagining the flavor. What a tasty combination!


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James-wolve 22 months ago from Morocco

Yummy.I like fruits .They are healthy.


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Thelma Alberts 22 months ago from Germany Author

Hi Jackie Lynnley,

Thank you very much for your nice comment. Yes, you can add nuts to your fruit salad, too. Try it. Have a nice day!


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Thelma Alberts 22 months ago from Germany Author

Thank you IslandBites. Have a nice week!


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Thelma Alberts 22 months ago from Germany Author

Yes, they are not only yummy but healthy as well. Thank you very much AudreyHowitt. Have a nice week!


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Thelma Alberts 22 months ago from Germany Author

Hi Rebecca,

The fruits salad was smelling awesome. It was an explosion of wonderful smell and taste. I hope you will try this. Thanks for your comment. Have a nice week!


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Thelma Alberts 22 months ago from Germany Author

Yes, they are James-wolve. Thanks for your nice comment. Have a lovely week.


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colorfulone 22 months ago from Minnesota

Thelma, that looks like a very delicious and healthy salad. I love all those fruits in your recipe.


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Thelma Alberts 22 months ago from Germany Author

Yes, this fruit salad is very healthy besides being delicious. I hope you will try this soon. Thanks for your visit colorfulone. Happy weekend!


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Ann810 2 months ago from Sunny Cali

Thanks, great article. I also think it's good to consume at least one bowl of fruit per day, for proper vitamin nutrition. But do papaya suppose to smell like hair-perm?


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Thelma Alberts 8 weeks ago from Germany Author

I don't think papaya smells like hair perm. I don't know as I have not tried to have hair perm. I just like the smell of the delicious papaya in a fruit salad. I also use this fruit for body scrub.

Thanks for your visit Ann810 . Yes, it is good for our health to eat a small bowl of fruits everyday.


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Ann810 8 weeks ago from Sunny Cali

My daughter and I found out that the orange papaya were bad. The best papayas are slightly yellow, now I know. I will remember that next time, but we threw the orange papaya in the trash.


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Thelma Alberts 7 weeks ago from Germany Author

Hi Ann810,

Really? I have to check that out. Thanks for the information and for dropping by. Have a nice day!

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