Spicy Fruit Salad Recipe
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Spicy Fruit Salad Recipe

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Definitely not your mother’s fruit salad, this one balances cool fruit and hot spices to perfection. —Rebecca Sturrock, Longview, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 10 servings


  • 2 medium apples, halved and sliced
  • 2 medium pears, halved and sliced
  • 2 medium mangoes, peeled, halved and sliced
  • 1 pound fresh strawberries, sliced
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons champagne vinegar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons grated lime peel
  • 1/4 teaspoon Sriracha Asian hot chili sauce or 1/8 teaspoon hot pepper sauce

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 81 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 6mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 3g fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 fruit.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the apples, pears, mangoes and strawberries. In a small bowl, whisk the juices, cilantro, vinegar, lime peel and hot chili sauce. Drizzle over fruit mixture; toss to coat. Yield: 10 servings.
Originally published as Spicy Fruit Salad in Healthy Cooking August/September 2011, p19

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remmerm User ID: 7099718 132626
Reviewed May. 20, 2013

"very nice balance of flavors. just a hint of spicy and very different from any other recipe. I got a ton of compliments on this when I brought it to work to share with friends."

ba_layton User ID: 3248666 195691
Reviewed Nov. 20, 2012

"I made this for a summer block party and received tons of compliments on it. It was refreshing and a little spicy at the same time. Definitely a keeper!"

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