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Coconut Salad - A Filipino Refreshing Fruit Salad Recipe

Updated on September 28, 2012

Refreshing Coconut with Fruit Salad

Coconut Fruit Salad with Strawberries and Apples and Bananas
Coconut Fruit Salad with Strawberries and Apples and Bananas

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Coconut Fruit Salad

A Refreshing Fruit Salad - Coconut Salad with Strawberries, Apples, and Bananas

Coconut fruit is a favorite fruit in tropical areas due to the fact they are locations that tend to be where there are lots of growing coconuts. Coconut fruit is great for a healthy fruit snack as it has many health benefits for the body. The Coconut is highly nutritious and rich in fiber, vitamins, and minerals as well as being a traditional medicine to alleviate many common problems. When preparing to make Coconut Fruit Salad don't forget to take advantage of opening up a coconut and drink the juice inside which is a very healthy drink.

One of my favorite desserts that is made out of coconut fruit is called Coconut Salad also called a Buko Salad in the Philippines. A fruity dessert that is easy to make, tasty and nutritious and is not too bad if your on a budget, but want a unique and refreshing fruit salad to entertain your friends with. This is great to serve for any spring or summer BBQ with friends and family, make a big bowl and let your guests dish up a bowl of this sweet salad.

Coconut Prep

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Poke a hole to get the coconut juiceCoconut open, scrape with fork and spoon
Poke a hole to get the coconut juice
Poke a hole to get the coconut juice
Coconut open, scrape with fork and spoon
Coconut open, scrape with fork and spoon

Coconut Salad Recipe and Preparation Instructions

Young coconut fruit
pineapple chunk
1 can condensed milk
1 cup cream or splash of milk
salad bowl or any empty container

Note: You can add as many fruits as you want, its up to you. Blueberry, Mango, Grape, and Kiwi are all exceptional options as well as Avocado or shrimp for a hearty version, that can be substituted for more of a main dish.

1. Prepare all the ingredients.
2. Open the coconut carefully with a large knife. If buying in a US store the hardest portion of the shell will be removed and instructions will be on the label. Make sure to save or drink the juice, its tasty and good for you. Scrape out the coconut fruit from its shell with a fork or a spoon, and put it in the bowl.
3. Dice the apples. Peel off the bananas and slice it. Cut the strawberries. Then put all of the fruits in the bowl with the scraped coconut fruit. Add the pineapple chunk excluding the juice.
4. Add the condensed milk and cream or milk. Mix all the ingredients
5. Put it in the freezer for about an hour or until it is cooled enough to eat.
6. Serve in individual bowls or a large party bowl with a spoon for people to add to their plates and enjoy this treat inspired from the Philippines Fruit Salad - A Coconut Salad with Apples, Bananas, and Strawberries.

Thanks to Leah Jane for this great coconut fruit salad recipe.

More Coconut Fruit Salad Pics

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Mango, Banana, Papaya, Kaong, Nata de Coco, & Pineapple

Coconut salad a special Filipino Dessert
Coconut salad a special Filipino Dessert

Recipe with Mango, Banana, & Papaya

Another excellent version of the Coconut salad with a few more Filipino special ingredients. Also added banana, mango, and papaya to the coconut for a tasty treat.


  • Young Coconut Meat
  • condense milk
  • cream
  • papaya
  • apple
  • mango
  • banana
  • Nata de Coco (Coconut Gel)
  • Kaong ( Sugar Palm)
  • Pineapple Chunks


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    • stephaniedas profile image

      Stephanie Das 

      8 years ago from Miami, US

      Wow, I can't believe I never thought of this! This fruit salad looks like a lot more fun than the traditional kind!

    • saif113sb profile image


      8 years ago

      Great fruit salad recipe!and very very nice information hub. thanks

    • Thelma Alberts profile image

      Thelma Alberts 

      8 years ago from Germany and Philippines

      Yummy! I feel hungry now. I have to make it again next time when my relatives come. Thanks for sharing.

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      Karen Metz 

      8 years ago from Michigan

      Yummmmm....can't wait to try this!

    • viking305 profile image

      L M Reid 

      8 years ago from Ireland

      Wow that recipe really does look so tasty. I will have to give your Coconut with Fruit Salad

      a try soon.

    • Ashantina profile image


      8 years ago

      I'm salivating here. Out to get some fruit now :))

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      Mike Bouska 

      8 years ago from Midwest USA

      This looks awesome!

    • Whole-isticDiva profile image


      8 years ago from NY, NY

      This sounds amazing! I have to try it! :) I might add a bunch of chopped mint to it too.


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