What You’ll Need

  • 1 papaya (these grow in the Spanish Canary Islands)
  • mango (these grow in Malaga, Spain)
  • 1/2 pineapple (very popular in Spain, many grow in the Canary Islands or are imported
  • 1 pint strawberries (these grow in Southern Spain and flourish in February)
  • 1 chirimoya (custard apple) (if in season. These grow in Southern Spain but are native to Asia.)
  • 1 orange 
  • 1 lemon
  • 1-2 tbsp. honey (Cane Honey/Molasses if available)
  • Optional: Rum, sparkling wine or Licor 43 liqueur
  • Optional: homemade whipped cream

How to Make It

  1. Peel the papaya, pineapple, and mango. Be sure to cut off the “eyes” of the pineapple.
  2. Cut the papaya, pineapple, and mango into bite-size pieces and place in a ceramic mixing bowl.
  3. Rinse the strawberries and remove the leaves (hull), then cut each into 4 pieces and place in the same bowl with other fruit.
  4. Juice the orange and lemon and pour over fruit. Drizzle honey over fruit and mix thoroughly. Place in refrigerator for at least 1 hour, or until you are ready to serve.

Drunken Fruit Salad Option: If you like, splash a bit of rum, Spanish cava (sparkling wine) or Liquor 43 (a Spanish liqueur) over the salad before refrigerating.

Whipped Cream Option: Whip heavy whipping cream just before serving and add a dollop of it on top of each individual serving.

 

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