Dole Nutrition Research Laboratory

Tropical Ambrosia Salad

May 02, 2017


  • 3 oranges, peeled and segmented, reserve juice
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon fresh mint, chopped
  • 1 cup DOLE® Pineapple, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 1 star fruit, sliced
  • 1-1/2 cups mango and/or papaya, seeded, peeled, and sliced into 1” pieces
  • 2 DOLE Bananas, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 1/2 cup toasted coconut
  • 8 3” slices papaya
  • 1 cup CocoWhip or vanilla flavored Greek yogurt, optional garnish


  1. COMBINE 2 tablespoons reserved orange juice, honey, vanilla, and mint. Whisk to incorporate.
  2. COMBINE orange segments, pineapple, star fruit, mango and bananas in a large bowl. Drizzle with orange juice mixture. Toss gently to coat.
  3. SPOON fruit mixture into 8 dishes and top each with a papaya slice. Sprinkle each dish with coconut and garnish with CocoWhip, if desired.

Recipe credit: Dole Food

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