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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.

Cameroonian fruit salad in a serving bowl.

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).

Bowl of fruit salad including watermelon, mango, and other fruit.

It is sweet, fresh, fruity and so good! Check out the step-by-step pictorial of this recipe here.

Spoon scooping fruit salad from a serving bowl.

Watch me whipping it up in this video on YouTube. Have you subscribed to my YouTube channel yet? Click here to subscribe so you do not miss any of my videos.

How to make fruit salad:

Bowl of Cameroonian fruit salad.

Cameroonian Fruit Salad (Video Recipe)

5 from 4 votes
Fruit salad made with fruits readily found in Cameroon. Fresh, juicy, fruity, sweet and so good!
Prep: 30 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
Servings: 8 servings


  • 2 mangoes - large
  • 1 pineapple
  • 1/8 watermelon
  • 1 papaya/pawpaw - small substitute with half a cantaloupe
  • 2 apples I used golden delicious red apples
  • 1/2 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.


Calories: 93kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 0.5g | Saturated Fat: 0.1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 5mg | Potassium: 284mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 1346IU | Vitamin C: 50mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 0.4mg

Additional Info

Course: Salad
Cuisine: Cameroonian
Calories: 93
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  1. And oh….can’t imagine i forgot to write the one thing that actually got me writing in the first place – that fruit bowl presentation and photography!!! 10/10!!! I so love!!

  2. Wowzahhhh!!! The colors got my mouth watering…all that juicyness!!! Fruit salad prep has never looked this easy!!! Going to make some 😉