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[Fr] Confiture de bissap

Fruit Salad [En]

Fruit Salad is mostly how I get my fruit intake. I love a colorful salad with exotic fruits. I grew up in Côte d’Ivoire with a tropical savana climate. My favorite fruit is Mango, and I can eat mangoes everyday. My parents are from the North part of Cote-d’Ivoire and there are mainly mango trees there along with some other kind of trees that I will talk about later. I am currently in the military  and while on deployment I specifically asked my brothers to send me care packages with dried mangoes. Anything with mangoes is a good choice. Okay let’s get back to the fruit salad. Please if you have a family, avoid those canned fruit salad, they are not good!!! news alert!!!!. I will share a recipe of my fruit salad. It is easy and pretty cheap. One thing about my cooking is that I barely measure my items. I go with my guts and feelings of the moment.

Ingredients (2 adults):
-1 mango (of course lol)
-1 apple
-1/2 pineapple
- 8 medium strawberries
-2 kiwis
-1 lemon
-1 orange
-3 drops of vanilla extract.


Cut all the ingredients, squeeze in the orange and the lemon’s juice, add sugar according to your taste and voila. Be mindful that if you do not like pulp to not squeeze the orange and lemon directly on the fruits. If you a pulp lover you mind find it weird but yes Some people cannot stand it, so if you are having guests pass the juice through a sieve or strainer with little holes. They sell some at the dollar tree for $1 of course.

This is a receipe for my family according to the fruits that we like. I love mangoes, pineaplle, my husband loves kiwi and strawberries. So I put fruits we love, and it gets exciting. So if you do a fruit salad put in the fruits you like and add orange juice, lemon juice and sugar. You can add a mint leaf or 3 drops of vanilla extract. Please DO NOT use frozen fruits but fresh ones. My Mother puts bananas in hers but I am not a banana lover and when you put it in a fruit salad it get darker quick. Hope those tips will help you create youur very special fruits salad. Please comment and let me know how you created your own. I might learn from you too.
The pictures are from a fruits salad I did for a party, so this is not 8 strawberries or 1 lemon but just to show you how it should look like.


  1. Thanks for the recipe Diane :-)

  2. I remember having this fruit salad at your son's birthday party, it was delicious. I'm going to try this recipe.

    1. Yessss !!!let me know how it goes and please message me if you have any questions.


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