05 Feb Tropical Fruit Salad with Passion Fruit Juice
The name of this recipe says it all. And the actual drink is as summery and refreshing as well. The tropical fruit mix creates a kaleidoscope of flavors and textures and the passion fruit juice lends a distinctive exoticism. Feel free to replace the passion fruit juice with delicious HomeMaker OJ- you’ll be surprised at the results. This salad is packed with nutrition and works amazingly well for weekend desserts or even at parties.
- 4 oz of passion fruit juice
- ½ cup of sugar
- 2 cups of water
- 2 sliced kiwis
- 6 bananas (sliced)
- 2-3 ripe mangoes (diced)
- 1 pineapple (diced)
- 1 papaya (peeled and diced)
- 4 guavas (diced)
- Half a lemon (optional)
- Toasted sesame seeds (optional)
You can prepare the passion fruit juice at home by cutting passion fruits, scooping out the meat, pressing it through a very fine sieve. This will require 2 lbs of passion fruits and can be a lengthy process. If you don’t have the time, use fresh 100% passion fruit juice instead.
Mix the juice with water and sugar to ensure it has a pleasant sweetness. You can use seltzer or other kind of sparkling water instead of regular water to add a bit of pop to your drink. A few mint leaves or a wedge of orange can also help add to the flavor.
Place the kiwis, bananas, mangoes, pineapple, papaya, and guavas in a salad platter. You can serve this directly as a fruit salad. However, if you want something with a little more pop, squeeze some lemon juice onto the salad and toss all of the fruits in the bowl to ensure everything is coated well. The lemon will add a zing and brighten the flavor of all of the fruits.
Make sure you add the lemon just before the salad is ready to serve, If the lemon sits on the fruits for a long time, it will ruin their flavor.
You can add toasted sesame seeds into the salad to provide some variation in texture and provide a little break from the overall sweetness of the dish. If you don’t like sesame seeds, you can substitute it with pumpkin seeds or even sliced almonds.