Pina Coladas. They’re so good. Sweet, but good. What if you could make a fruit salad that had all the flavor (but none of the booze) of a Pina Colada? I’d drink to that. And the fruit in this salad, especially the bananas and pineapple, play so nicely with the lovely coconut flavors of the Pina Colada mix. Whoaa – mix? Yeah, mix.
Super easy to toss together, three ingredients, four if you count the mint garnish, this is a recipe that’s perfect when you have to bring something for a food day, a party or a barbecue. Especially if you’re like me and forgot until last minute.
Years ago, I had a girl’s night out and had promised to bring a fruit salad. Well, that entailed going home, picking up the kids, getting them fed and waiting for a sitter – and I was missing the key ingredient for the fruit salad I was planning!
I rummaged through my fridge and came up with half a bottle of Pina Colada mix. A light bulb went off and I drizzled this over the salad. Muy compliments – I’m telling ya it is gooood! Feel free to make your own little mixture of coconut cream and pineapple juice, but sometimes ya just need a save.
Avoid those prepackaged cut fruit at the store if you can – it is so much more inexpensive to buy your own fruit and cut it. And do just like the store does – use more inexpensive fruit (bananas, grapes) in abundance, and the more expensive ones in smaller amounts. Even a few lovely berries make this salad seem luxurious. Leftover fruit salads may not look the most attractive but make great smoothies!
Pina Colada Fruit Salad
- An assortment of fruit, pineapple and banana are key to the flavors, a few nice berries are lovely
- Pina Colada Mix
- A bit of shredded coconut
- Mint for garnish, optional
Cut fruit, if time allows add to a strainer and strain excess juices. Place in a large bowl, drizzle with Pina Colada mix and shredded coconut. Gently toss and transfer to serving dish. Garnish with mint if desired.
Do not make too far in advance, the mix is thin and will mingle with the juice of the fruit – it will taste great but not look the most attractive.
from the kitchen of www.frugalhausfrau.com
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And, as I do almost every Friday, I’ll be linking up to Angie’s Fiesta Friday – this is Number 132! Many of my fave bloggers hang out there every weekend and this week’s co-hosts are Sandhya @ Indfused and Nancy @ Feasting With Friends! It’s always a fun line up of bloggers and linkers.