Easy Fruit Salad with Coconut Recipe

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I love fresh fruit salads. With this simple recipe, I can enjoy one even in January! This colorful salad complements most any entree.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES:2 servings
Quick Diabetic Exchange Test Kitchen Approved
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 1 medium navel orange, sectioned
  • 2 tablespoons flaked coconut, toasted
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon, optional
  • 1 medium ripe banana, sliced

Nutritional Facts

One serving (1/2 cup) equals 116 calories, 2 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 13 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 fruit.


  1. Cut orange sections into bite-size pieces. In a bowl, combine the orange, coconut, orange juice and cinnamon if desired; toss gently. Refrigerate until chilled.
  2. Just before serving, add banana and toss gently. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Orange Banana Salad in Cooking for One or Two Cookbook 2003, p63

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