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Refreshing Caribbean Fruit Salad with Coconut Ginger Lime Dressing

Recipe submitted by Cheryl P. of Hertford, NC, for the Mambolicious Recipe Contest 2009.


  • 2 cups Brown Cow Low Fat Vanilla Bean Yogurt
  • 1 tsp. coconut extract
  • 2 Tbsp. honey
  • 1 1/2 tsp. freshly grated lime zest
  • 1/4 cup The Ginger People crystallized ginger, crushed
  • 1 large ruby red grapefruit, peeled & sectioned, membrane removed
  • 1 medium to large ripe papaya, peeled & sliced, seeds reserved
  • 2 cups seedless watermelon chunks
  • 2 large ripe mangos, peeled & sliced
  • 2 cups fresh pineapple chunks
  • 2 large star fruit, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup fresh cherries, halved & pitted
  • 1 cup toasted coconut


  1. Spoon yogurt into a paper towel lined colander and drain for 20 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, layer fruit in a large glass bowl in the following order: grapefruit sections, papaya, watermelon, mango, pineapple, star fruit and cherries.
  3. Sprinkle the toasted coconut over the top and garnish with the reserved papaya seeds.
  4. In a medium bowl, whisk together the drained yogurt, coconut extract, honey, lime zest and crushed ginger.
  5. Spoon dressing into serving dish and serve with salad.

Servings: 8

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