Exotic Indian Fruit Salad

Exotic Indian Fruit Salad

Mango, the national fruit of India, is also known traditionally as the food of the gods. Its leaves are used as floral decorations during Hindu marriages and religious ceremonies.

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Used in all sorts of sweet preparations, mangoes are delicious eaten on their own or with other fruits, such as in this refreshing salad.

Picture by Werner Van Peppen

Serves 4

1 papaya, washed
1 ripe mango, washed
1 banana, sliced
2 kiwi fruits, peeled and sliced
A handful of strawberries, washed and hulled
2 tsp lime juice
2 tsp demerara or brown sugar


Peel the papaya with a knife, then cut it lengthways, scoop out and discard the seeds and cut the flesh into 2.5cm/1 inch pieces.
Slice the mango lengthways either side of the large flat stone.
Place the 2 sides flesh side up and make criss-cross cuts into the flesh without cutting through the skin. Push the skin gently to make the cubes stand out, then cut away the segments of flesh.
Combine the papaya and mango along with the other ingredients in a bowl. Cover the bowl with cling film and refrigerate. Remove from the fridge about 30 minutes before serving to allow the salad to return to room temperature. Mix well before serving. This can be refrigerated, covered for up to 2 days.


You can vary the fruits, according to what's in season.

(c) 2012