Tropical Fruit Salad with Vanilla Bean

How to Make Tropical Fruit Salad with Vanilla Bean in Kiwi Cups on ASpicyPerspective.com #fruitsalad #kiwi

Summer of Salads continues this week in fruity fashion with Tropical Fruit Salad with Vanilla Bean. Cute, sweet, and great for parties!

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Kiwi fruit is ridiculously appealing. Have you noticed that? They are palm-sized and fuzzy, with a bright green medallion pattern in the center. Plus they are sweet, tangy, and totally irresistible.

I think that’s why kids love them so much. Every time I bring home a bag of kiwi from the grocery store, they disappear from the fruit bowl faster than anything else.

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My kids will cut them in half and scoop out the tender flesh with a spoon, leaving fuzzy little brown cups laying on the counter. It made me wonder why these cups couldn’t be used as a vessel to serve a festive summer treats like my summer fruity mix, Tropical Fruit Salad with Vanilla Bean.

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I absolutely love this petite fruit salad with fresh diced kiwi, pineapple, mango and strawberry. Those four fruits are fabulous tossed together as-is. However, today I’ve amped up the flavor of this fruit salad by adding fresh chopped mint and the seeds of one fresh Tahitian vanilla bean.

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The combination of the cool mint flavor and the bold vanilla essence, with the tropical fruits, is soooo inviting. You can serve this Tropical Fruit Salad with Vanilla Bean in small ramekins or hollow out additional kiwi for festive edible cups!

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Turning kiwi into edible cups is easy to do.

Simply shave the bottom flat so each kiwi can stand on end. Then slice off the top to open up each kiwi. You can use the tops as little lids or discard.

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Then using a spoon, carefully scoop out the flesh leaving a deep well in the center of each kiwi.

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Make sure not to scoop all the way to the bottom; you need a base for the Tropical Fruit Salad with Vanilla Bean to sit on.

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Tropical Fruit Salad with Vanilla Bean in Kiwi Cups are fun to serve at summer parties and picnic. Fill them ahead and place on a baking sheet in the fridge until it’s time to party!

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21 comments on “Tropical Fruit Salad with Vanilla Bean

  1. Julie @ Running in a Skirtposted June 10, 2015 at 8:16 am Reply

    How cute are these!! I’m a fruitaholic, so these are right up my alley!

  2. Heather Christoposted June 10, 2015 at 9:44 am Reply

    These are SO cute!!! I am so bummed I am anaphylactic to kiwi, but I still remember how delicious they are!

  3. Jenny Flakeposted June 10, 2015 at 10:18 am Reply

    Fabulous Sommer!!!

  4. Mariaposted June 10, 2015 at 10:41 am Reply

    How clever! Cutest fruit cup ever!

  5. Cookin Canuckposted June 10, 2015 at 10:49 am Reply

    These are ridiculously cute!  My kids eat kiwi fruit like it’s going out of style, and they would be so thrilled if I made these little cups for them.

  6. Marla Meridithposted June 10, 2015 at 11:39 am Reply

    The presentation here is fabulous!!! Such a fun & fruity idea for entertaining!

  7. Marjory @ Dinner-Momposted June 10, 2015 at 1:58 pm Reply

    These are the cutest little cups I’ve seen in a long time. Absolutely love them!

  8. Liz @ The Lemon Bowposted June 10, 2015 at 9:29 pm Reply

    Oh my goodness my boys would LOVE these!

  9. Gabyposted June 10, 2015 at 9:50 pm Reply

    I love this, perfect for summer and so cute!! 

  10. Julie Blannerposted June 12, 2015 at 9:45 am Reply

    I’m excited for the fruit salad, but what an adorable presentation!

  11. Deborahposted June 12, 2015 at 10:10 am Reply

    Love, love the kiwi cups!!  This salad is pretty much perfection, as well.

    Rating: 5
  12. Cardinalposted June 14, 2015 at 3:46 pm Reply

    Amazing colors!

  13. Savita - Chef De Homeposted June 25, 2015 at 5:52 pm Reply

    Sommer,  these tropical kiwi cups look very cute! beautiful presentation!

    Rating: 5
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