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Pineapple Boat Fruit Salad

A beautiful fruit salad that’s almost too pretty to eat.  Almost.

Fruit Salad with Cottage Cheese

This is my version of a fruit salad that I had in Hawaii that was served inside a hollowed out pineapple half.

What a beautiful fruit salad this is especially when served inside a pineapple “boat” that still has the crown attached.

In this recipe, the fruit salad is topped with cottage cheese and granola.

I’ve also had this salad topped with sherbet ice cream and it’s delicious.

Another option is to top this fruit salad with your favorite yogurt.

This recipe is highly adaptable so feel free to substitute or add your favorite fruit or berries.

More recipes with fruit or berries you may like “Yogurt Berry Pancake Rolls“, “Double Banana Pancakes” and “Mango, Blueberry and Ginger Galette“.

Serve this colorful fruit salad as an appetizer, side dish, or individual serving for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Let’s check out the ingredients.

Fruit Salad Ingredients

For the Fruit Salad – Pineapple, kiwi fruit, mango, blueberries, banana, orange, watermelon and shredded coconut

Cottage Cheese in Bowl and Granola

For the Toppings – Cottage cheese, granola, yogurt or sherbet ice cream

printable recipe with the measurements and instructions is located at the bottom of this post.

Here’s how to make it.

For the Pineapple:

Hollow Out Half of Pineapple

Cut a whole pineapple in half lengthwise (with the green top “the crown” still on).

Hollowing Out the Pineapple for the Fruit Salad – On the fruit side of the halved pineapple, about 1/2 inch from the outside edge, using a knife about the size of a steak knife, make a cut around the perimeter.

While cutting, carefully aim the knife at a diagonal towards the inside of the fruit.

Hollow Out Halved Pineapple

When cutting around the top of the pineapple by the stalk, leave a slightly wider edge so that the stalk has support and does not fall forward.

Hollow Out Halved Pineapple

Once the cutting is done, the middle of the pineapple should lift out.

Hollow Out Halved Pineapple

After the middle of the pineapple is removed…

Hollow Out Halved Pineapple

…use a spoon to carefully hollow out the pineapple so that the inside is in the shape of a bowl or a “boat”.

Then spoon out the excess pineapple and juice so that the “boat” is empty.

For the Fruit Salad:

Cut Chunks of Pineapple

Cut the pineapple fruit in fairly large chunks.

If the core is on the tough side, cut it off from the pieces of pineapple and discard.

Cut Chunks of Fresh Pineapple

Next,

Cut Chunks of Watermelon

…cut off the rind from the watermelon and cut the watermelon in fairly large chunks.

Kiwi Fruit Chunks

Peel the kiwi fruit and cut it in fairly large chunks.

Cut Mango Fruit

Peel the mango, cut the fruit from the seed and cut the fruit in chunks.

Cut Banana

Peel the banana and cut the fruit in fairly large pieces.

Blueberries in Bowl

Rinse and drain the blueberries.

Blueberries in Strainer

Remove any stray stems from the blueberries.

Cut Fruit on Plate

To a large plate, add the fruit and blueberries so that the fruit can be mixed together before adding inside of the pineapple.

Orange Juice on Banana

Squeeze orange juice over the bananas to help prevent the banana from turning brown.

Squeezed Orange Peels

Mix the fruit and berries together.

Time to fill the pineapple boat with fruit…

Fruit Salad in Pineapple

To the hollowed out pineapple, add the fruit and blueberries.

Shredded Coconut on Fruit Salad

Next,

Fruit Salad in Pineapple

Sprinkle shredded coconut on top of the fruit.

Fruit Salad in Pineapple

Serve as is or…

Cherry on Top of Cottage Cheese

…top with either cottage cheese, yogurt or sherbet ice cream and garnish with granola.

Pineapple Fruit Salad

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More Salad Recipes You May Like:

Coconut Fruit Salad

Cherry, Pineapple and Mandarin Orange Ambrosia Salad

Broccoli, Bacon and Mandarin Orange Salad

Crispy Apple, Raisin and Walnut Salad

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Fruit Salad with Cottage Cheese
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Print Recipe

Pineapple Boat Fruit Salad

A beautiful fruit salad that can be served as is or topped with cottage cheese, yogurt or sherbet.

Course Breakfast, Lunch, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Fruit Salad, Pineapple Salad
Prep Time 25 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 2

Ingredients

For the Fruit Salad:

  • 1 whole pineapple
  • 1 kiwi fruit peeled and cut into fairly large bite size pieces
  • 1 mango Peeled, fruit cut from the seed and cut into bite size pieces
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 1 banana
  • 2 quarters of an orange
  • 1 cup bite size pieces of watermelon
  • 1/4 cup shredded coconut

For the Topping:

  • 1/2 cup cottage cheese or sherbet ice cream or yogurt
  • 1/4 cup granola

Instructions

For the Pineapple:

  1. Cut a whole pineapple in half lengthwise (with the green top "the crown" still on).

  2. Hollowing Out the Pineapple for the Fruit Salad - On the fruit side of the halved pineapple, about 1/2 inch from the outside edge, using a knife about the size of a steak knife, make a cut around the perimeter.  While cutting, carefully aim the knife at a diagonal towards the inside of the fruit.

  3. When cutting around the top of the pineapple by the stalk, leave a slightly wider edge so that the stalk has support and does not fall forward. 

  4. Once the cutting is done, the middle of the pineapple should lift out. 

  5. After the middle of the pineapple is removed, use a spoon to carefully hollow out the pineapple so that the inside is in the shape of a bowl or a “boat”.

  6. Then spoon out the excess pineapple and juice so that the “boat” is empty. 

For the Fruit Salad:

  1. Cut the pineapple fruit in fairly large chunks. If the core is on the tough side, cut it off from the pieces of pineapple and discard. 

  2. Peel the banana and cut the fruit in fairly large pieces, add them to a small bowl.  To the bowl, add fresh squeezed orange juice.  Coat each piece of banana with the juice to help prevent the banana from turning brown.

  3. To a large plate, add the cut fruit and blueberries.  Mix them up and add them inside of the hollowed out pineapple.  

  4. Sprinkle shredded coconut on top of the fruit. 

  5. On top of the fruit, had a scoop of cottage cheese, sherbet ice cream, or yogurt Top with granola and serve.

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4 Comments

  1. This looks refreshingly delicious, can’t wait to try it myself!

  2. This looks amazing! The recipe includes my favorite fruits & I am most definitely going to have to try this myself!!