When I was a kid fruit salad was one of the very famous desserts in Sri Lanka. Most of the time its done for special occasions only. With the globalisation everything has changed and now it has become a common everyday dessert.
When doing a fruit salad you can use any fruit that is available during the season. mainly, pawpaw, pineapple, mangoes as they are available throughout the year in Sri Lanka. If you are overseas you can use a lot of different types of fruits in a fruit salad. Other than that watermelon, grapes will add more colour.
The difference to other fruit salads is that most Sri Lankans including my mum add condensed milk on the fruit salad before serving. One reason was that time no fridges and also no critical illnesses .
Try the fruit salad at least once with a bit of condensed milk to see how tasty and elegant looking the fruit salad is.
I used one papaya or pawpaw. Peel and remove the seeds. Then cut in to chunks.
The same way peel and cut the flesh in to chunks.
Peel the pineapple and cut in to chunks. I used half only as the pineapple was huge. 🙂
Other than that I used a banana (Make sure to add banana when you are ready to serve , if not it can go brown and ruin the look of the fruit salad) . pear and apple and juice of two lemons. You can replace lemons with orange, mandarin or even limes.
Cut all the fruit in to chunks.
To give extra colour I added grapes and strawberries.
Put the salad in to serving bowls and top with condensed milk .
The best fruit salad ever. 😀