Recipe courtesy of Michele Urvater

Exotic Fruit Salad

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 30 min
  • Prep: 30 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar, plus extra for dusting

1 to 2 tablespoons lemon juice

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/4 teaspoon ground Chinese 5-spice powder

2 ripe mangoes, papayas or pineapple, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch dice

1/2 pint raspberries

4 to 6 kiwis, peeled and cut into thin rounds

2 bananas, peeled and cut into thin rounds

Mint leaves


  1. Whisk sugar, lemon juice, vanilla, and Chinese 5-spice powder; adjust to taste, adding more or less ingredients. Add mangoes and raspberries and toss together.
  2. Just before serving arrange kiwis in a circle on outside edge of each of 4 dessert plates, arrange an inside circle of banana slices overlapping kiwis, leaving a space in center of dessert plate. Spoon macerated raspberries and mangoes in the middle; dust with confectioners' sugar and garnish with mint leaves.