Served with a coconut sauce, this Fruit Salad with Coconut Milk has West African origins. - AP

Fruit Salad With Coconut Milk

This unusual, yet delicious West African fruit salad dresses bananas, tomatoes, avocados and pineapple with a simple sauce made from sweetened condensed milk and coconut milk.

How to Make It

Start to finish: 20 minutes

Servings: 6


1 cup sweetened condensed milk

1 cup coconut milk

2 bananas, cut into 1/4-inch slices

1 tablespoon lemon juice

1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved

1 avocado, peeled and sliced

1 small pineapple, peeled, cored and cut into bite-size chunks

1/3 cup lightly crushed salted peanuts


In a small saucepan, combine the condensed milk and coconut milk. Bring to a simmer over low heat and let reduce for 15 minutes. Set aside to cool slightly.

Meanwhile, in a small bowl toss together the banana slices and lemon juice. Drain and discard any lemon juice at the bottom of the bowl.

In 6 wine glasses, arrange the bananas, tomatoes, avocado and pineapple in layers. Top each serving with crushed peanuts, then serve with the coconut milk sauce for drizzling over the fruit.

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