Tropical Fruit Salad — This tropical fruit salad features fresh fruit that’s tossed in pineapple juice, coconut and almond extracts, and piña colada mix. Don’t worry, this easy fruit salad is non-alcoholic!
Easy Fruit Salad Recipe
This tropical fruit salad is non-alcoholic and gets its piña colada name from — you guessed it — piña colada mix, sans alcohol. I use the shelf-stable, liquid piña colada mix rather than the frozen kind in cans.
I added coconut and almond extracts for an extra boost of tropical flavors. I am a huge fan of both of those extracts and work them into any recipe I can. They really lend to the summery, tropical, warm weather vibe of this pineapple fruit salad.
This summer fruit salad is perfect for parties, potlucks, or holidays like Memorial Day, Fourth of July, or Labor Day.
Or make this fruit salad as a way to take advantage of all the fruit you accidentally overbought at the farmers market when your eyes were bigger than your stomach. Everything looks so good in the summer, and I am guilty as charged!
What’s in Tropical Fruit Salad?
To make the pineapple fruit salad itself, you’ll need:
- Pineapple chunks
- Sweetened coconut flakes
And to make the fruit salad dressing, you’ll need:
- Piña colada mix (non-alcoholic)
- Pineapple juice
- Almond extract
- Vanilla extract
How to Make Fruit Salad
Simply chop the fruit into bite-sized pieces if needed, then toss together in a large bowl along with the coconut. Then, stir together the fruit salad dressing and pour over the fruit mixture.
Refrigerate the tropical fruit salad before serving to allow the fruit time to soak up some of that yummy dressing.
Can I Use Different Fruits in This Recipe?
While I used strawberries, grapes, blueberries, and pineapple in this tropical fruit salad, the recipe will work with anything from peaches to nectarines to kiwi to raspberries to blackberries. You can mix and match the quantities of the fruit based on what you have on hand and enjoy most. It’s a very flexible recipe that everyone loves.
How Long Does Fruit Salad Last?
This summer fruit salad will last up to 3 days in the fridge. Give it a good stir before serving leftovers since lots of juice collects at the bottom of the bowl.
Tips for Making Tropical Fruit Salad
If using grapes in your fruit salad, I recommend buying a seedless variety. Otherwise you’ll spend half your time picking seeds out of your mouth as you’re eating this tropical fruit salad.
For the best flavor and texture, use fresh fruits and not frozen to make this recipe. I also used canned pineapple packed in juice (not heavy syrup), but that’s the only canned fruit I’d use in this mixture.
You could definitely spike the fruit salad with rum for an adults-only crowd. Malibu Rum would be perfect here and that sounds like it could be a lot of fun.
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Pina Colada Fruit Salad
This tropical fruit salad features fresh fruit that’s tossed in pineapple juice, coconut and almond extracts, and piña colada mix. Don't worry, this easy fruit salad is non-alcoholic!
- 2 cups fresh strawberries, hulled and halved
- 1 cup seedless red grapes
- 1 cup seedless green grapes
- 1 cup fresh blueberries
- 1 cup canned pineapple chunks, drained; reserve juice
- 1/2 cup loosely packed sweetened coconut flakes
- 1/3 cup non-alcoholic pina colada mix (you want liquid, not the frozen cans)
- 1/4 cup pineapple juice
- 1/4 teaspoon coconut extract
- 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
- To a large bowl, add the strawberries, grapes, blueberries, pineapple chunks, and optional coconut; set aside.
- To a medium bowl, add the pina colada mix, pineapple juice, extracts, and whisk to combine. Depending on how ‘saucy’ you like your fruit salad, feel free to add more pina colada mix or pineapple juice.
- Pour over the fruit, toss to combine, and refrigerate to chill before serving.
- Fruit salad will keep airtight in the fridge for up to 3 days.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 261Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 51mgCarbohydrates: 48gFiber: 4gSugar: 42gProtein: 2g
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Any idea on how long this will keep if made as part of a meal prep plan?
A couple of days…once fruit is cut and mixed like this, it’s a bit difficult to keep really fresh tasting and not all watery/soggy.
Love this idea! I always get crazy with produce this time of year and need a way to use it up fast. Great recipe!
A looks so good that I went to buy the Pina colado mix. Ugg, it’s full of junk. I will make the salad but leave the high fructose and other non pronounceables out.
I’m sure there are more natural ways of making pina colada mix if you Google it and take the time to make it.
Definitely going to try this with the Malibu rum…especially since I have that on hand ;) Love the idea of dressing up a fruit salad!
You can’t go wrong with a little rum!
This sounds amazing. I think I will freeze it and serve it that way. Will be amazing on those really hot humid summer days.
A great way to stay cool!
Yum! Pina colada mix and pineapple juice sounds wonderful on all that fruit!
So tasty and a great way to take advantage of summertime fruit!
How many does this serve?
I wrote that it serves about 6.
This fruit salad will be a hit at any Summer party! LOVE the dressing!
hey girl- this looks so good!
As far as the piña colada mix, is it liquid in a bottle, or can you mix the frozen can with water and use that way? I’m not familiar with how you buy this. Sounds delicious! Thanks!
I wrote in the recipe:
1/3 cup non-alcoholic pina colada mix (you want liquid, not the frozen cans)
Hope that helps!
Pretty! I love the flavors in this recipe… and I agree with Dorothy a splash of rum would be awesome in this!
I think rum makes everything better too :)
This sounds absolutely fantastic. Throw a little rum in there and it would get me to eat my fruit!
Yes! Next time you have extra fruit (or rum) do it! Would have been great at the party this weekend :)
As if a big ol’ bowl of fruit isn’t tempting enough! This stuff looks absolutely addictive and I love every bit of it!
Thanks and the pina colada mix made this my new fave fruit salad!
Brilliant! Love this idea. And now you’ll have me humming the song all day ….
Love this idea and it sounds delicious! I think I would be spooning up all the juice at the bottom (I like lots of sauce, topping, dressing, etc)!
I love sauce, topping, dressing too…and the extra juice at the bottom of this was sweet saucy perfection!
Ohhh that looks superb! So much fun, and I guess the adult version would be even better ;)
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