Tropical Fruit Salad with Creamy Lime Mint Topping
A fruit salad with in-season mango and pineapple showcases mint, both as a salad garnish and mixed in the creamy, mojito-inspired lime topping.
  • Makes: 12 cups fruit salad and 3 cups lime mint topping
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Difficulty Rating: Easy

  • Nutrition Highlights: Mint filled with antioxidants to help protect against cancer and many other diseases.

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  • Recipe From: My Indiana Home

Ingredients

  • 12 cups assorted tropical fruits, chopped or sliced (mango, pineapple, banana, kiwi, papaya)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh mint, coarsely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice if using bananas (toss bananas in orange juice before adding to salad to prevent them from browning)

Creamy Lime Mint Topping:

  • 16 ounces Neufchatel cream cheese
  • 2 (5.3-ounce) containers nonfat Greek vanilla yogurt
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • ½ cup fresh lime juice, or more for tarter lime flavor
  • zest from 2 limes (about 4 teaspoons)
  • 1 ⅓ cups fresh mint, slightly packed and chopped
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Instructions


  1. Combine tropical fruits with mint in large bowl, tossing lightly. Add orange juice if bananas are included.

  2. Refrigerate fruit until serving time.

  3. Combine cream cheese, yogurt, sugar, lime juice, and lime zest in food processor or blender until thoroughly blended. Add chopped mint and process just until combined.

  4. Serve immediately or refrigerate.


Nutrition Facts (per serving): Calories – 485, Fat – 2.7g, Dietary Fiber – 14.6g, Protein – 4.8g, Vitamin A – 52%, Vitamin C – 526%, Calcium – 14%, Iron – 15%.


**Nutrition information is calculated using an online calorie calculator. Variations may exist. Values are based on a 2,000-calorie diet.


Tips & Notes

Choose any tropical and fresh fruits for this salad. Choose fresh mint with bright-green leaves and minimal brown spots. Regular vanilla yogurt or even light sour cream works in place of Greek yogurt. Just adjust the sugar and lime juice to taste.


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