Tropical Pineapple Kiwi Salad with Zesty Lime Dressing

Transport your taste buds to a tropical paradise with this refreshing Pineapple Kiwi Salad—a vibrant combination of juicy pineapple, tangy kiwi, and sweet shredded coconut, perfectly complemented by a zesty lime dressing. Bursting with fresh flavors and vibrant colors, this salad is a delightful addition to any summer spread or light meal. With the addition of fragrant mint leaves and a drizzle of honey, each bite is a symphony of taste sensations. Let’s embark on creating this delicious salad that will brighten up your day and leave you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated!


  • 1/4 cup shredded coconut
  • 1 large fresh pineapple
  • 4 kiwis
  • 8-10 fresh mint leaves
  • 2 limes
  • 2 tablespoons honey


  1. Begin by toasting the shredded coconut in a dry skillet over medium heat. Stir frequently until the coconut turns golden brown and becomes fragrant. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.
  2. Prepare the pineapple by cutting off the top and bottom. Stand the pineapple upright and carefully slice off the skin, ensuring to remove any “eyes” or brown spots. Cut the pineapple into bite-sized chunks or slices and place them in a large mixing bowl.
  3. Peel the kiwis and slice them into rounds or wedges. Add the sliced kiwis to the bowl with the pineapple.
  4. Tear the fresh mint leaves into small pieces and add them to the bowl, gently tossing to distribute them evenly among the fruit.
  5. In a small bowl, squeeze the juice of the limes to extract their juice. Add the honey to the lime juice and whisk until the honey is fully dissolved and incorporated into the lime juice.
  6. Drizzle the honey-lime dressing over the pineapple, kiwi, and mint mixture. Toss gently to coat the fruit evenly with the dressing.
  7. Sprinkle the toasted shredded coconut over the salad, reserving a small amount for garnish if desired.
  8. Give the salad one final gentle toss to combine all the ingredients and flavors.
  9. Transfer the Pineapple Kiwi Salad to a serving platter or individual bowls.
  10. Garnish the salad with a sprinkle of the reserved toasted coconut on top for an extra crunch and visual appeal.
  11. Serve the salad immediately as a refreshing side dish or light dessert, and enjoy the burst of tropical flavors with every bite!

Conclusion: With its luscious combination of pineapple, kiwi, mint, and coconut, this Pineapple Kiwi Salad is a celebration of tropical flavors that will transport you to a sunny island getaway. Whether enjoyed on a warm summer day or as a refreshing treat any time of year, this salad is sure to brighten your table and tantalize your taste buds. So, gather your ingredients and prepare to indulge in the deliciousness of this vibrant and refreshing salad creation!