Sweet & Tangy Chili Lime Fruit Salad #SundaySupper



It’s hot these days.  Here in DC, we’ve been hitting the 100 degrees mark and over!  So when my #Sunday Supper team decided on a “Beat the Heat” theme I gladly jumped on the bandwagon!  Jen from Juanita’s Cocina is hosting it this week and she has a really cool blog with lots of fab recipes. So many foods cool me down but I think  fruit takes the cake when it comes to beating the heat.  Fruit is the most hydrating food ( apart from water) on the planet.  Cool, fresh fruit laced with lime, chili, paprika,  sea salt and just a hint of ginger, scream “eat me “!!!  Not only is this a cool dish, it is also loaded with nutrients like fiber, antioxidants, minerals and vitamins with a perfect “pick me up” any time.  This fruit salad is so versatile it can be served many ways.  Chop it a bit and serve with chips as a fruit salsa. Toss some spinach or green leaves in and you have a tangy, fruity salad.  Top it with some whipped cream and you have dessert or just eat it plain.  I happened to be detoxing this week,  so I made a big batch and indulged all weekend.  It made my detox so much more interesting 🙂 You can use any fruit you have lying around. Just make sure you add some citrus. The combo of citrus and chili is heady and perfect for a hot summer day.  Enjoy!!!


Chop it a bit and serve as an appetizer with chips !!

Toss in some green and make a Tangy & Sweet Salad !

Just eat it plain  !! Yummm !!!



Sweet & Tangy Chili Lime Fruit Salad

Serves 10
Dietary Diabetic, Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Meal type Appetizer, Dessert, Salad, Snack
Misc Child Friendly, Pre-preparable, Serve Cold
Serve as an appetizer with chips or toss with green leaves for a salad or just eat plain for a Sspicy Tangy Sweet hydrating treat !!


  • 2 cups Mango (cubed)
  • 1 cup Blueberries
  • 2 cups Strawberries (Sliced)
  • 2 cups Pink Grapefruit
  • 1 cup Cherries (Pitted and halved)
  • 2 cups Kiwi (Peeled & sliced)
  • 1 teaspoon Paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon Chili
  • 1 lemon (juiced)
  • 1 tablespoon Ginger (grated)
  • 1/2 cup Mint
  • 1 teaspoon Sea salt


Pitt Cherries and halve, Peel kiwi and slice, Peel grapefruit and separate flesh, Chop strawberries and mango.
Mix together paprika , chili, sea salt , and toss into fruit.
Juice 1 lime and add grated ginger and toss into fruit mixture.
Toss with mint leaves and refrigerate for an hour to let the flavors mingle.


My Sunday Supper Team has come up with an awesome collection of ” Beat the Heat ” recipes  that will take you through the summer ! Check them out 🙂

#BeatTheHeat Appetizers:

#BeatTheHeat Salads, Soups, & Sides:

#BeatTheHeat Main Dishes:

#BeatTheHeat Desserts:

#BeatTheHeat Drinks & Cocktails:

Wine Pairings Provided By: ENOFYLZ



About Sunithi Selvaraj, RD

Registered Dietitian with a sweet tooth and a passion for eating healthy ( quite a combo) Nutrition Geek, Healthy Nut.........


  1. What a gorgeous salad, Sunithi! Love the sweet and lime combination!

  2. The colors on this are insane and I want some right now! Thank you so much for participating in this week’s #SundaySupper!

  3. What a beautiful recipe and amazing photography! I can’t thank you enough for all your support, partcipation and encouragement for #SundaySupper! I love that you have been such a big part of our Movement from day ONE! Thank you for your friendship!

  4. Beautiful salad! I like the addition of chili for a touch of heat. Oh, and the ginger too. Yummy.

  5. Ooh love the ginger and chilli and cannot wait to try :)Perfectly refreshing and healthy 🙂

  6. I’m a fruit-aholic, so this delicious-looking dish is perfect for cooling off. Just love all the bright colors on your blog!

  7. What a versatile fruit salad. Love the flavor combo – yum! Great way to beat the heat.

  8. Soooo refreshing – this is the kind of recipe I’m looking for!! Thank you so much for sharing!


  9. Oh Sue, this is just gorgeous!! I love the colors and it sounds absolutely amazing!!

  10. This is a beautiful way to beat the heat. My eyes want to eat this up immediately – I know I’d love it!

  11. Beautiful salad I love fruit and this really looks refreshing. I could go for some now it has really heated up here Florida already this morning. Happy Sunday.

  12. What a perfect fruit salad for any summer #SundaySupper ! Thanks for sharing !

  13. I absolutely love putting chili on my fruit so I know I\\\’ll looooove this salad!

  14. Love the combo of flavours!

  15. Sue, this looks so good. I love the combination of sweet and spicy.

  16. Beautiful and looks so refreshing!

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  18. This looks GORGEOUS! And I love the idea of putting spices like ginger, chili and paprika in it.

  19. I love fruit salad! I will have to try it with these spices. Thanks for sharing!

  20. This is absolutely gorgeous. I bet it tastes out of this world. I could go for a giant bowl of this right now.

  21. Glad to be detoxing With you this week! One more day and I’m making this, it looks divine and I think I have all those ingredients in my fridge! Awesome as always!

  22. Wow, your recipes look good enough to eat right off the screen. They’re perfect for a guy like me who is both a diabetic and a vegan. Mind if I copy some of these for my diabetes website, http://www.diabetesjournaltoday.com? I need some good summer recipes!

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