Three-Fruit Salad

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Fruit salad

Summer in North Carolina means hot weather and plenty of humidity. Give your oven a break and experiment with some recipes that don’t require the use of heat. Fruit salad is a great way to eat a nutritious snack that not only keeps you hydrated but also doesn’t require cooking. Just wash your fresh produce, slice it up and combine. You can use fruits that are in season for a low-cost flavor-packed snack. Try this fruit salad today!

Three-Fruit Salad


  • 1 (8-ounce) can chunk pineapple, drained
  • 1 (11-ounce) can mandarin oranges, drained
  • 20 green, seedless grapes, washed and sliced
  • ¼ cup chopped nuts (pick your favorite) OR ¼ cup toasted coconut


  1. Toss pineapple, mandarin oranges, and grapes in a medium bowl
  2. Top with chopped nuts or toasted coconut
  3. Chill
  4. Serve

Pro Tip: For extra flavor, toss your coconut or chopped nuts in a pan set on medium heat, and toast them for 10-15 seconds. Then add them to your fruit salad.

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Raven Pabon, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionRaven PabonEFNEP Educator, Extension Program Assistant - Adult Call Raven Email Raven N.C. Cooperative Extension, Guilford County Center
Updated on Jul 8, 2021
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