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Tropical Fruit Toss Recipe

Tropical Fruit Toss Recipe

This Hawaiian dessert salad is both tasty and healthy. Let each diner customize his or her own salad with a sprinkle of grated coconut, chopped macadamia nuts, and/or chocolate chips.


  • 2 navel oranges
  • 1/2 fresh pineapple
  • 1 banana
  • 1 kiwi
  • 1/2 cup red seedless grapes
  • 1 tablespoon or more each of sweetened coconut flakes, chopped macadamia nuts, and chocolate chips or chocolate or rainbow sprinkles
  • 4 slices of star fruit (optional)


  1. Peel and section one of the oranges. Cut each section in half, then add to a bowl. Wash the second orange and zest it into the bowl. Then cut it in half and squeeze the juice into the bowl.
  2. Peel, core, and cut the pineapple into chunks (about 1-1/2 cups). Peel the banana and slice it into rounds. Peel the kiwi and cut it into 1-inch pieces. Add the pineapple, banana, kiwi, and grapes to the bowl and toss well.
  3. Divide the fruit salad among 4 plates. Let the kids garnish each with coconut, macadamia nuts, chocolate chips or sprinkles, and a slice of star fruit, if desired. Serves 4.


Kids' Steps: Kids can peel the oranges and the banana and remove the grapes from the vine.