Watermelon and mango season is upon us! Actually, it has been upon us for a while and I'm all in, eating as much of this fruity goodness as I can. I can't resist picking up a watermelon and some mangoes when I go grocery shopping. And I also can't resist whipping up a large bowl of fruit salad. This Cameroonian fruit salad is basically the way I've been doing fruit salad from Adam.
Admittedly, sometimes I would have up to 6-7 different kinds of fruits and in my fruit salad including strawberries, grapes, honeydew melon, blueberries and basically any fruit I have at home. But I wanted to keep this recipe very basic and authentic so I used the five fruits I would use if I were in Cameroon: watermelon, mango, pineapple, apple and papaya/pawpaw (substituted here with cantaloupe).
It is sweet, fresh, fruity and so good! Check out the step-by-step pictorial of this recipe here.
How to make fruit salad:
Fruit salad made with fruits readily found in Cameroon. Fresh, juicy, fruity, sweet and so good!
- 2 mangoes - large
- 1 pineapple
- ⅛ watermelon
- 1 papaya/pawpaw - small substitute with half a cantaloupe
- 2 apples I used golden delicious red apples
- ½ lemon
Peel apples and dice into 1-inch cubes. Squeeze the lemon over the diced apples. Toss with a spoon to ensure that the lemon juice coats all of the apple.
(Note that if you feel like the lemon juice has not gotten all over the apple you could add more. This step is important so the apples retain its bright color instead of turning brown.)
Peel and dice all the remaining fruits into 1-inch pieces. ( If you are not used to peeling any of these fruits, please watch the video to see how I do them.)
Put all the fruits into a large bowl and mix together to combine. Put in the fridge to chill for 30 minutes then serve.
1. If you like, you could add some fruit juice to your fruit salad to make it watery.
2. You could also add some freshly squeezed orange juice to your fruit salad.
3. Another dressing option for your fruit salad is adding in sugar or honey and some lemon zest.