Here is another recipe I had to share from my daughter's Hawaiian Dinner Party. This was SUCH a wonderful fruit salad and so fun presented in the pineapple shell. If you love coconut and fresh fruit, you are going to love this!
Hawaiian Fruit Salad
1 whole fresh pineapple
1 can (15 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained
1 1/2 cups fresh sliced strawberries
1 1/2 cups green grapes, halved
1 1/4 cups vanilla yogurt
1/2 cup flaked coconut, toasted, divided
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon vanilla or coconut extract
- Stand the pineapple upright and vertically cut a third from one side, leaving the leaves attached. Using a paring knife, remove strips of pineapple from large section, leaving a 1/2 inch shell; discard core. Cut strips into bite sized chunks. Invert shell onto paper towels to drain.
- Remove fruit from the small pineapple piece and cut into chunks; discard peel. Place shell in a serving basket or bowl.
- In another bowl, combine the pineapple chunks, oranges, strawberries and grapes. Combine the yogurt, 1/4 cup coconut and the extract; spoon over fruit and stir gently. Spoon into pineapple shell. Sprinkle with remaining coconut. Yield: 6 servings
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