Fruit always tastes better fresh, and Peru is home to many wonderful options like lucuma, chirimoya and cocona. This cheerful, sunny fruit salad features some better-known fruits that are equally delightful. Mango, papaya and banana provide sweetness, while pineapple chunks and fresh orange juice add a brighter kick. If you aren’t lucky enough to be buying fresh fruit off the streets of Peru, make sure to choose fully ripe pieces for the best, juiciest flavor.
For a unique spin, this salad also includes a sprinkle of coconut flakes and bee pollen for texture; the bee pollen especially adds extra crunch and helps boost the flavor of the fruit. In addition, bee pollen offers many health benefits, such as fighting inflammation and infections, providing antioxidants, protecting your liver and helping with allergies. It is also a good source of protein, several minerals (calcium, zinc and iron, among others) and vitamins A, B, D and E. In fact, ancient Egyptians referred to bee pollen as a “life-giving dust.”
Enjoy this tropical fruit salad on its own for a sweet, satisfying start to your day, or put it in a serving bowl alongside a plate of fresh bread or pastries and share a simple but delicious breakfast for two.
- 1 ripe mango, cubed
- 1 cup papaya, cubed
- 1 cup pineapple, cubed
- 1 banana, sliced
- Juice from ½ orange
- 2 tbsp. coconut flakes
- 1 tsp. bee pollen
- Gently combine all of the fruit in a medium bowl.
- Pour the orange juice over the fruit and stir gently.
- Sprinkle with coconut flakes and bee pollen. Enjoy!
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