Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 0 mins

After an OVERLY hearty, boring, rich, oily meat and potatoes kind of meal I really truly feel that everyone only wants one thing; something that's not overly hearty, boring, rich, and oily! That is why I made this dessert salad that is also a great snack, bunch, and even a full lunch sometimes.


  1. Cut the 2 melons in half, then scrap out the innards.
  2. Cut into 1/4's then 1/8's.
  3. Fillet from the skin and chop into 1/2-inch chunks.
  4. Toss into a BIG mixing bowl.
  5. Peel the mangoes and cut from the core then cut the two bigger pieces in half and chop into 1/2-inch chunks.
  6. Toss into the BIG mixing bowl.
  7. Wash the berries, and cut the tops off the strawberries and cut the big ones into halves of quarters.
  8. Toss into the BIG mixing bowl, then toss all the ingredients together.
  9. Peel and slice the kiwis into 1/4-inch rounds and place around the edges of the bowl for presentation.
  10. On the small holed side of your cheese grater (or with a micro plane), zest 2 of the limes and then place the zest in a small bowl.
  11. Juice all 4 of the limes into the bowl with the zest and then whisk in the sugar.
  12. Pour over the fruit salad and let sit for at least 4 hours before serving.
Most Helpful

This fruit salad was awesome! Followed the directions exactly as written and brought it to a cook out...what a huge hit! LOVE IT! Thanks for the great, simple dish.

rainyfriday July 04, 2005

Wonderful flavor combination. I substituted fresh pineapple for the mango and omitted the kiwi. I also cut back on the sugar just a bit. This was one of my contributions to the salad bar at a volunteer event at the local community center. Everyone loved this bright burst of summer.

Ms B. June 23, 2005

Wow! This is a huge delicious fruit salad. Although I cut the recipe down a bit by skipping the cantalope, using only 4 kiwies and 3 limes (but used the remaining ingredients as listed) we loved this simple-to-make fruit salad, which is a bit different from the usual fruit salads we make. Although we had it with supper, this will also be perfect for breakfast with some cottage cheese and/or for lunch. Thanks for sharing - we will be having this often this summer!

ellie_ June 01, 2005