This Hawaiian Salad is a simple fruit salad, but what makes it unique is its dressing, which is Pina Colada dressing. Its an easy, cool and sweet salad, full of Vitamin C and antioxidants for hot days..

I have tried umpteen salads with vegetables but this is the first one with fruits and I am glad that I did.

Anyone would love to eat fruits all the more when served like this. Try it to believe!

Hawaiian Salad

Benefits of fruits are not hidden and everybody wants to have more of these. But still, most of us have one or two fruits and we feel full. Feeding fruits to everyone is a task, especially to kids.

And then some recipes are a boon where we can feed lot many fruits at a time. Some of these recipes that I have already shared with you are Fruit cream, Fruit Pizza, Jelly Fruit Cake, Frozen Fruity Pizza, Fruity Popsicles. And now this Hawaiian Salad.

 

A Little About Hawaii

The mention of Hawaii itself transports you to the land of beaches and images of blue serene sea, coconut trees, tropical fruits, Mocktails, umbrellas start dancing in front of your eyes. It fills you with a gush of freshness and a tender coconut filled with sweet coconut water comes in your hands and you are all set for fun n frolic.

The Hawaiian islands comprising of eight major islands are situated in the North Pacific Ocean and are a popular holiday destination.

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Why Hawaii is famous for Pineapples?

Along with all these the word Pineapple and Hawaii go hand in hand. In fact, pineapples are a symbol of Hawaii. In the Hawaiian language, they are called Hala Kahiki.

Though pineapples are native to Brazil in South America, still Hawaii is famous for pineapples.

This is because Hawaii has the largest pineapple industry and produces 80% of the world's canned pineapple. Pineapples are so much linked with Hawaii that a Hawaiian theme party is incomplete without this majestic fruit. You may read more about pineapples and Hawaii here.

Fun Fact: Pineapple is neither a Pine nor an Apple. Its just a group of berries that have fused together

 

What is Hawaiian Salad?

The Hawaiian Salad that I am sharing with you today is a fruit salad. I call it Hawaiian Salad as only tropical fruits like Pineapple, Oranges, grapes and Kiwi are used in this. And then these fruits are mixed not with Chaat Masala and lemon juice but are adorned with a special dressing.

 As for the dressing, a different and unique dressing has been used. And this dressing is Pina Colada (virgin) dressing.

Pina Colada is a Spanish word meaning a cocktail made by Rum, pineapple juice, and Coconut Milk. Here, we have taken Virgin Pina Colada which means Rum has been avoided.

 

Highlights of My Hawaiian Salad

  • This salad is apt for summers as I have included only citrus fruits here.
  • Serve this cool salad to your kids when they return from school in the scorching heat and give them their dose of vitamin C and antioxidants.

 

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Step By Step Recipe

A. For Salad

  • Chop pineapple and kiwi, remove orange segments and take these and mixed grapes in a bowl.
Hawaiian Salad recipe

 

B. For Pina Colada Dressing

  • Put pineapple pieces and coconut milk in the blender and puree it.
  • Strain it to get a smooth puree.
  • Add honey and finely chopped mint. Mix nicely.
  • Keep this in the refrigerator.
Pina Colada dressing

 

C. Assembly

  • At the time of serving, add dressing to the salad and toss. Add half the dressing initially and then add more as required.
  • Toast shredded coconut and sprinkle on the top.
Hawaiian Salad method

 

  • I used hollowed pineapple for serving it.
Presentation of Hawaiian Salad

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Q) What other fruits can I add to this salad?

Only citrus fruits tastes best with this dressing. So, feel free to add any citrus fruit but avoid pulpy fruits like banana, mango etc.

Q) Can I make this salad Vegan?

Yes! Replace honey with maple syrup or any other sweetener of your choice and your vegan Hawaiian salad is ready.

Q) Can I make ahead this salad?

Assembly should be done only at the time of serving. So, keep chopped fruits and the dressing in the refrigerator and then simply mix before serving.

 

LET’S CONNECT!

I hope you have liked this recipe and will try out this easy and sweet n cool Hawaiian salad for your darlings. I will be happy if you share your creations on Instagram and tag me #samirasrecipediary there.

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