Tropical Fruit Salad with Chili-Lime Dressing Recipe

Yields: 4-6 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes


For the salad:

  • 2 cups chopped pineapple
  • 2 cups chopped watermelon
  • 1 cup chopped mango
  • 1 cup chopped honeydew melon
  • 1/2 cup blueberries (optional)
  • 1/2 cup sliced strawberries (optional)

For the Chili-Lime Dressing:

  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice (about 2 limes)
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin (optional, for extra depth)


  • Prepare the fruit: Wash, peel (if necessary), and chop all the fruit into bite-sized pieces. For the melon, a melon baller creates a fun look.
  • Make the dressing: In a small bowl, whisk together the lime juice, honey, chili powder, salt, and cumin (if using).
  • Assemble the salad: In a large bowl, gently combine the chopped pineapple, watermelon, mango, honeydew melon, blueberries (if using), and strawberries (if using).
  • Dress the salad: Drizzle the chili-lime dressing over the fruit salad and toss lightly to coat evenly.
  • Serve: Serve immediately for the freshest flavor, or chill in the refrigerator for a refreshing cold salad.


  • Adjust the spice: Customize the heat level by increasing or decreasing the amount of chili powder to your liking.
  • Get creative with fruits: Add other tropical fruits like kiwi, papaya, or starfruit.
  • Fresh herbs: For an extra flavor boost, toss in some finely chopped fresh mint or cilantro just before serving.

Enjoy your vibrant and flavorful tropical fruit salad!


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