I came up with this one night for a quick lasagna accompaniment. A quick trip to the garden for the mint added the crowning touch. Very good, very quick, very adaptable. Yummy for a summer barbeque, as a relish, or as a side dish to go along with a spicy entree.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a medium bowl, toss together mango, pineapple, cranberries, and coconut. Garnish with mint. Cover, and chill in the refrigerator until serving.

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Nutrition Facts

79 calories; protein 0.5g; carbohydrates 18.7g; fat 1g; sodium 10.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (24)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/24/2006
We loved this! I did use some chopped chocolate mint from my garden & I also mixed up a little pineapple juice w/ honey to use as a light dressing & I highly recommend it....it really helped bind the flavors of the salad together. I served this w/ leftover Bow Tie Pasta with Sausage and Sweet Peppers (from this site). Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
07/13/2009
I honestly did not care for this recipe at all. It would have been fine without the mint. If you walk into the produce section and just take a big whiff with your mouth open you'll know what this salad tasted like. It was bland - the texture felt awkward and unsatisfying and again the mint just overpowered everything else - and I only used three leaves... I couldn't imagine using anymore. This is definitely not going in my recipe book. Sorry. Read More
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41 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 28
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
05/24/2006
We loved this! I did use some chopped chocolate mint from my garden & I also mixed up a little pineapple juice w/ honey to use as a light dressing & I highly recommend it....it really helped bind the flavors of the salad together. I served this w/ leftover Bow Tie Pasta with Sausage and Sweet Peppers (from this site). Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/14/2003
Very tasty! Everyone loved it including my skeptical husband. Will totally make again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/23/2004
Nice taste of the tropics Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/03/2006
This is a nice variation on summer fruits. Unfortunately I couldn't find any fresh flaked coconut and was sure I had dried coconut flakes at home but didn't so we did this without coconut. While still yummy I've had mango with fresh coconut before and it's divine so I know this would have been better with the coconut. I did IMVINTAGE's dressing and liked it - it made everything a little stickier and more salad like. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/17/2008
So easy and fresh tasting. My husband is a mango nut. He asked me to make it again after only a couple of days. I took it to a party and everyone wanted the recipe. I made it the night before. That gives the dried cranberries a chance to plump. I did not add a dressing as some of the reviewers suggested. The juices from the mango and pineapple were enough. It's great to have a simple component to your meal. That gives you more time if you are making something fussy. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/31/2008
We really like this salad. Fresh and light. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/24/2006
Since I had so much mint in my garden I tried this it was great a nice summer change. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/26/2008
Loved it!!! I didn't add the coconut due to an allergy but it was so light and fresh for a hot summer day! Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/02/2009
So fresh and a great combination of flavors! No changes needed! I agree with other reviewers - make the salad ahead of time so the cranberries plump and the juices combine. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
07/13/2009
I honestly did not care for this recipe at all. It would have been fine without the mint. If you walk into the produce section and just take a big whiff with your mouth open you'll know what this salad tasted like. It was bland - the texture felt awkward and unsatisfying and again the mint just overpowered everything else - and I only used three leaves... I couldn't imagine using anymore. This is definitely not going in my recipe book. Sorry. Read More
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