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Fruit Salad – Also suitable for a Diabetes Diet

Updated on August 2, 2012


Spring is here and soon it will be summer – a time where many prefer to eat cool fruit salads. You can satisfy your sweet tooth in a healthy way. I share a recipe that is also suitable for Diabetics. It takes about 10 - 15 minutes to prepare and can serve one or two people.



  • 1 small can of pineapple slices.
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice.
  • 1 medium sliced banana.
  • 3 small cups of shredded cabbage.
  • 1 small can of drained mandarin oranges.
  • Half cup of chopped walnuts.
  • Half Half a cup of raisins.
  • A pinch of salt.
  • 6 ounces low-fat tropical yogurt.




  1. First, drain the pineapple and leave about two tablespoons of juice.
  2. Stir lemon juice into the leftover pineapple juice, then add banana slices.
  3. In a large salad bowl, mix the cabbage, oranges, walnuts, raisins, salt and juice.
  4. Finally, mix in the yogurt.
  5. Chill until you are ready to serve it.
4.7 stars from 3 ratings of Fruit Salad



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      Elena 5 years ago from London, UK

      Hi Patricia - a lot of people have noted this. You might like it... Thanks for stopping. :-)

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      2patricias 5 years ago from Sussex by the Sea

      I can say without a shadow of doubt that I have never had cabbage in a fruit salad. I guess it would stretch it out and cut the sugar. Not sure what it would do for somebody with a delicate digestive system (I'm trying to be delicate here). However, it does sound interesting.

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      Elena 5 years ago from London, UK

      Thanks Stars439 - I'm glad you like it.

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      stars439 5 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

      Delicious, and tasty looking dish. Wonderful hub. God Bless You Dear Heart.

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      Elena 5 years ago from London, UK

      @Ruchira ~ Thanks. Lovely of you to stop by. :-)

      @Sandy Frost ~ That's nice Sandy and it's so easy to make. Cheers.

      @Radhikasree ~ It would make a nice difference. Thanks for stopping.

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      Radhika Sreekanth 5 years ago from Mumbai,India

      I love fruit salad, but taking along with yoghurt would make a difference!

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      Sandy Frost 5 years ago from India

      Fruit salad! I love this recipe. I am quite sure that if this recipe is being served among guests, they'll never deny if it is served again, twice or more times. :)

      Thanks for sharing this delicious recipe.

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      Ruchira 5 years ago from United States

      loved it

      yogurt and fruits are a good combination.

      voted up indeed :)

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      Elena 5 years ago from London, UK

      Hi Paul

      Hope you enjoy it.

      Thanks :-)

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      paulgc 5 years ago

      This looks really tasty, will defo give it a try.

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      Elena 5 years ago from London, UK

      @Anglnwu - Cheers Angeline... I hope you enjoy it during summer and other desserts too. Good to see you.

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      Elena 5 years ago from London, UK

      @Pamela Thanks for stopping, Pamela. I like your healthy attitude. I like fruit too, but chocolate comes first.

      @Ardie - :-) There's always a first time. Nice of you to stop by. Thanks.

      @Dexter - Good Idea, Dexter. A healthy way to start the day. Thanks.

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      Elena 5 years ago from London, UK

      @flashmakeit - Thanks. I hope it's tasty when you make it.

      @Manna in the Wild - Lol. Thanks and Bon Appetit.

      @Thelma - Oh you've got good taste. Thanks for stopping.

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      anglnwu 5 years ago

      Looks yummy and looks like it's not too difficult to make. Can't wait for summer. Thanks for sharing.

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      Dexter Yarbrough 5 years ago from United States

      I think I will have this in the morning. Thanks, Lady E!

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      Sondra 5 years ago from Neverland

      Ooh that looks heavenly! But I am not too sure of the cabbage. BUT I will try anything once :)

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      Pamela Oglesby 5 years ago from United States

      This fruit looks healthy and delicious. I really enjoy fruit so thank you for the recipe.

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      Thelma Alberts 5 years ago from Germany

      I like fruit salad with yogurt. It´s very delicious. Thanks for sharing. Happy sunday!

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      Manna in the wild 5 years ago from Australia

      Strawberries ! Yum. Low GI too.

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      flashmakeit 5 years ago from usa

      I like yogurt and I never thought of putting cabbage in a fruit salad. I cannot wait to try this tasty dish. Thanks for adding this health salad recipe. Vote up!!

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      Elena 5 years ago from London, UK

      @AlwaysExploring - Hi Ruby. I hope you like it with yoghurt.

      Thanks for stopping.

      @alliemacb - Thanks Allie. So true. It makes a lovely dessert.

      @Brinafr3sh - Cheers Brina. Hope you enjoy it. Bon Appetit.

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      Brinafr3sh 5 years ago from West Coast, United States

      Fruit salad is a refreshing snack or meal for the summer. I definitely have to try adding the shredded cabbage; I found out that cabbage decreases inflammation in body. Yumm. . . I'm trying the yogurt in the fruit salad also, thanks. This is "Pin it" worthy, since summer will be here in a minute.

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      alliemacb 5 years ago from Scotland

      Love fruit salad, especially when the weather starts to get warmer. It makes a great dessert

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Looks good. I love fruit, adding the yogurt would be different. I make fruit salad but have never used yogurt. Thank you for sharing..