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Tongan Fruit Salad

Posted by Courtney Schupp | February 1, 2022

Prep time: 20 minutes | Servings: 6


  • 1 Mango ripe (peeled and cubed)
  • 1 Pineapple Small, ripe, about 4 cups (peeled and cubed)
  • 2 Bananas (peeled and sliced)
  • 1 Lime juiced, about 2 tablespoons
  • 3 tablespoons Coconut unsweetened, dried, shredded

Live Well Tips

  • Tonga is a country made up of over 100 islands in the South Pacific.
  • Mango, pineapples, coconut and bananas are common fruits found in Tonga.
  • Substitute fruits in this salad for other fresh fruits like watermelon, papaya or oranges.


  1. Wash hands with soap and water.
  2. In a large bowl, combine cut fruit, lime juice and coconut. Gently stir until evenly mixed.
  3. Serve immediately, or cover well and chill up to 8 hours.

Cook Together! Making Recipe with Kids

Fruit salad is a great way to add fruit to any meal. Substitute your child’s favorite fruits for a unique dish.

Easy Tasks

  • Wash fresh foods, drain, and pat dr.
  • Peel banana, break into chunks

Intermediate Tasks

  • Measure and place all ingredients into bowl
  • Juice lime

Difficult Tasks

  • Cut fruit into cubes
  • Slice lime in half

Nutrition Facts

Serving size 3/4 cup: Calories–138; Protein–1.6g; Carbohydrate–33g; Total Fat–1.7g; Saturated Fat–1g; Fiber–3.7g; Sodium–9.5mg

Adapted from Healthy, Easy Recipes Inspired by Asia and the Pacific Islands