Tropical Fruit Salad with Lychees and Coconut Dressing or Balinese Lychee Fruit Salad

  • Total: 1 hr 20 min
  • Prep: 20 min
  • Inactive: 1 hr
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Ingredients

1/2 cup coconut milk

Juice of 2 limes, plus 1 teaspoon lime zest

2 tablespoons superfine sugar

3 star anise

Pinch of salt

6 fresh lychees, shell removed, pitted, and roughly chopped or 1-ounce can

2 cups cored and cubed fresh pineapple

2 cups cubed honeydew melon

2 cups cubed cantaloupe

2 cups cubed ripe papaya

2 cup mangos, skin removed, pitted, and cut into cubes

Shredded coconut, for serving, optional

Directions

  1. Whisk the coconut milk, lime juice, lime zest, sugar, star anise, and salt together in a large bowl. 
  2. Add the lychees, pineapple, honeydew melon, cantaloupe, papaya, and mangos. Gently toss to coat in the coconut milk dressing. Cover and refrigerate for about 1 hour or longer before serving. Prior to serving, remove the star anise and reserve for serving. Transfer the fruit salad to a serving platter or glasses. Top with the reserved star anise and shredded coconut, if desired, and serve.
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