Home > Salads > Fruit Salads > Pina Colada Fruit Salad Pina Colada Fruit Salad August 5, 2018 | 3 Comments SAVE TO RECIPE BOX Jump to Recipe This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure policy. A tropical pina-colada inspired fruit salad (non-alcoholic) I cannot get enough fruit this summer! Luckily my boys feel the same and we’ve been snacking on fruit salads nonstop (another fruit salad recipe coming soon!) This one is perfect for the summer and packed with delicious tropical flavors. Both my boys and I are obsessed with (virgin) pina coladas so after adding those flavors to a fruit salad it’s safe to safe we’ll be eating this everyday for the rest of this summer. 🙂 When experimenting with the “dressing” for this fruit salad, I tried several pina colada mixes, including a frozen concentrate one, and there was a huge difference in the mixes. Here is my favorite pina colada mix for this specific salad. What are the ingredients in this pina colada fruit salad? This pina colada fruit salad is packed with good ingredients! We’re starting with honey mangos (Ataúlfo) which I love because of their flavor! Ataúlfos have a very sweet and delicious mango taste and the best smooth texture — they don’t have a lot of the fibrous textures found in other varieties. To know if a Ataúlfo (honey) mango is ripe, it will be soft to the touch and the skin is often a little wrinkled. To keep with tropical flavors we’re also using fresh pineapple (you can buy fresh pineapple that has the rind and core removed in the deli/fruit section of many stores if you’re in a hurry!) along with green and red grapes! The last fruit we use are tangelos. Tangelos are a citrus fruit hybrid of a tangerine and grapefruit. They are sometimes referred to as honeybells. I like tangelos best in this salad because they add a great citrus taste while also keeping the salad fresh. To bring all the fruit together, keep it fresh, and really punch of the pina colada flavor, we’ve got a simple homemade pina colada dressing. The dressing is made from pineapple juice, freshly squeezed orange juice, and some coconut and almond extracts. The flavor of this dressing really sets this pina colda fruit salad apart from your average tropical fruit salad. A fun tropical topping to this salad is adding a handful of unsweetened coconut flakes. Adding coconut flakes really steps up the flavor and texture of this salad. What fruits are good to mix together? Obviously I love the fruit mix I’m sharing in this recipe, but you can definitely substitute in or out your favorite fruits! The important thing to note is that some fruits don’t play as well together as others. You want to separate acid from sweet. Acidic fruits like pineapples and grapefruits don’t pair as well with sweet fruits like bananas and figs/dates. What do you put in fruit salad to keep it fresh? Some fruits are vulnerable to browning when their inside flesh is exposed to air or oxygen, like sliced or chopped apples, pears, or bananas. A splash of lemon, orange, or any other citrus juice will help keep vulnerable fruit from turning brown. That’s why adding fresh orange and pineapple juice to this salad does more than just create a tasty flavor. It helps keep the salad fresh. More Fruit-Filled Dishes: Fruit Cheesecake Tart 4 No-Bake Fruity Desserts Sugar Cookie Fruit Tart For more delicious recipes, follow along on Pinterest, Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube FOLLOW ALONG! Subscribe to my newsletter and follow along on Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram for the latest updates, recipes and content. Pina Colada Fruit Salad 5 from 1 vote - Review this recipe An inspired tropical pina-colada fruit salad (non-alcoholic) SAVE TO RECIPE BOX Print Recipe Pina Colada Fruit Salad 5 from 1 vote - Review this recipe SAVE TO RECIPE BOX Print Recipe An inspired tropical pina-colada fruit salad (non-alcoholic) Course Salad Cuisine American Keyword fruit salad, pina colada Prep Time 15 minutes Total Time 15 minutes Servings 6 servings as a side Calories 145kcal Author Chelsea Ingredients2 small honey (Ataúlfo) mangoes, or 1 regular mango2 tangelos2 cups fresh pineapple chunks1 and 1/2 cups red grapes1 and 1/2 cups green grapes1/2 cup pina colada mix (I like On the House Pina Colada Mix for this recipe)2 tablespoons fresh pineapple juice2 tablespoons freshly squeezed orange juice1/4 teaspoon EACH: coconut extract, almond extractOptional: toasted coconut flakes InstructionsStart by preparing the fruits: wash and thoroughly dry all the fruits. Dice the mango, peel and separate tangelos and then cut each segment into 2-3 pieces, chunk the fresh pineapple. Add the diced mango, cut tangelos, cut pineapple, red grapes, and green grapes to a large bowl.In a mason jar combine the pina colada mix, pineapple juice, orange juice, coconut extract, and almond extract. Cover the jar with a lid and shake to combine.Drizzle over the fruit and toss to coat. Place in the fridge until ready to serve. (Salad is best served cold and best enjoyed the same day it is made!) You can prep ahead by making the salad and dressing, keeping separate in the fridge, and then tossing right before serving.If desired, top the salad or individual plates with toasted coconut flakes. Nutrition FactsCalories: 145kcal DID YOU MAKE THIS RECIPE? I love hearing from you when you've made one of my recipes! Tag me on Instagram at @ChelseasMessyApron or leave me a comment below.