Coconut-Cream Fruit Salad

Dragon fruit, kiwi, watermelon, pineapple, papaya and mango all feature in this colorful fruit salad, but you can easily swap in your preferred fruits. You can use either white- or purple-flesh dragon fruit—just be careful with the latter as the juice can leave stains. A zingy dressing made from lime and ginger completes the dish.

a recipe photo of the Coconut-Cream Fruit Salad served in a bowl
Photo: Photographer: Greg Dupree, Food Stylist: Ana Kelley, Prop Stylist: Christina Brockman
Active Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 5 mins


  • ½ cup unsweetened coconut cream

  • 1 teaspoon grated lime zest

  • 2 tablespoons lime juice

  • 1 tablespoon light agave syrup

  • ½ teaspoon grated fresh ginger

  • teaspoon salt

  • 2 medium dragon fruits

  • 3 medium kiwis, peeled, quartered lengthwise and sliced 1/2-inch thick

  • 1 small seedless watermelon, scooped with a melon baller

  • 1 small pineapple, peeled, cored and cut into 1-inch pieces

  • 1 small papaya, peeled, seeded and cut into 1-inch pieces

  • 1 medium mango, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces

  • ¼ cup toasted unsweetened coconut chips

  • 2 tablespoons fresh mint leaves


  1. Place coconut cream in a 1-quart jar. Blend with an immersion blender until completely smooth, about 30 seconds. Add lime zest, lime juice, agave, ginger and salt; blend until well combined and smooth, about 30 seconds.

  2. Cut off and discard ends of dragon fruits. Remove the skin by hand; discard the skin. Cut the dragon fruit into 3/4-inch pieces; place in a large bowl. Add kiwis, watermelon, pineapple, papaya and mango; gently stir to combine. Pour 1/3 cup of the coconut dressing over the fruit; toss gently until coated. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

  3. Transfer the fruit to a large serving dish. Pour the remaining coconut dressing over the fruit. Top with toasted coconut chips and fresh mint leaves. Serve chilled.


1-quart jar

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

216 Calories
5g Fat
43g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Serving Size about 1 3/4 cups
Calories 216
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 43g 16%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 35g
Added Sugars 2g 4%
Protein 3g 6%
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Vitamin A 1217IU 24%
Vitamin C 98mg 109%
Vitamin E 1mg 4%
Folate 55mcg 14%
Vitamin K 14mcg 12%
Sodium 70mg 3%
Calcium 40mg 3%
Iron 1mg 6%
Magnesium 34mg 8%
Potassium 378mg 8%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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