Tastes of Hawaii Recipe – Coconut Pineapple Fruit Salad From Kauai's Old Plantation Days
Week 3—Coconut Pineapple Fruit Salad!
Coconut Pineapple Fruit Salad Recipe
- 1 can (20 oz.) chuck pineapple, drained
- 1 can (11 oz.) mandarin oranges, drained
- ¼ cup shredded coconut
- ¼ cup Hawaiian Coconut Syrup
- 1 Tbsp. lime juice
- 1 banana, sliced
Combine pineapple, mandarin oranges, and shredded coconut. Blend together coconut syrup and lime juice. Combine with fruit, tossing lightly to mix; chill. Just before serving, add banana; toss lightly. Makes 6 servings. Kiwi, strawberries, or other fruits in season would be a nice addition. Garnish with fresh mint.
As mentioned in my first recipe blog, Hawaii is a wonderful mix of cultures and each of these peoples brought with them their customs and foods. The early plantation days saw these combining cultures creating foods that are unique only to Hawaii.
We thank these early pioneers who planted and nurtured these plantation fields and created many of these amazing recipes. Because we have this rich Hawaiian heritage, I started this running blog that features recipes with a Hawaiian flair. If you love collecting recipes, please check back so that you can collect your favorites!
These will be recipes I’ve gotten from old Hawaiian cookbooks, family, and friends that have been willing to share their family “secrets.” I’m going to try to limit these recipes to those with ingredients that can be found almost anywhere, so don’t worry, you won’t have to shop for Poi, or other food items that you can only find here in Hawaii!
Collecting and sharing recipes of Hawaii is our hobby, but our passion is helping people with their real estate needs. Hawaii offers some of the most beautiful islands in the world and we believe Kauai has some of the very best real estate available. My sister and I work as a team to help people make their dreams come true. Please contact us with your real estate needs, we are here to assist.
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