Fruit Salad with Cottage Cheese

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
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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


For the 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.
  • 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. 
  • Once the cutting is done, the middle of the pineapple should lift out. 
  • 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”.
  • Then spoon out the excess pineapple and juice so that the “boat” is empty. 

For the Fruit Salad:

  • 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. 
  • 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.
  • To a large plate, add the cut fruit and blueberries.  Mix them up and add them inside of the hollowed out pineapple.  
  • Sprinkle shredded coconut on top of the fruit. 
  • On top of the fruit, had a scoop of cottage cheese, sherbet ice cream, or yogurt Top with granola and serve.