Fruit salad is one of those wonderful gifts of nature that you should consume occasionally. There are lots of fruits in Nigeria, in portharcourt where I live; you will find fruit sellers at every corner of the streets.
If you look closely it wouldn’t be hard to find your favorites. As for me, I think water melon comes top on my list of favorite Nigerian fruits; followed by pineapples, oranges, pawpaw, mangoes, apples – in that exact order. I also love sour sop, the problem is that it is always hard to come by.

I may not be able to share the full benefits of water melon here; you should be a member of my church. The RRN took time few Sundays back to really unfold the wonder-working powers of water melon. 😀

Nevertheless, I think you should try a full plate of fruit salad often; at least once in a week. It improves both psychological health and body fitness.

This page is completely about fruit salads, I have spent the last few months exploring healthy Nigerian foods, I have also written a couple of article on the subject which you have probably read if you are a member of the Nigerian Kitchen. I believe that healthy foods are vital for the development and health of the body cells; and we are as healthy as our body cells.

So what am I saying in a nutshell?

I am saying that fruits (as long as they are natural and fresh) remain top on the list of healthy foods of all time. Starting from apples to sour sop, water melons, cucumber, tomatoes, carrots, garden eggs, they all play specific roles to our optimum health.

If you can flash back to the days of our forefather, you will remember that they lived longer because they consumed mostly fresh foods from the farm and lived in less polluted environment. The story is not the same anymore, today we live in polluted environments and eat processed, nutrient-drained foods.

We feed our kids with indomies, biscuits, ice cream and think less of fresh foods. Some of us don’t even know that Akamu (pap) is way better than custards. Anyway, that is talk for another day.

The plate below is not that of a complete fruit salad mix, just how I serve it occasionally. The complete fruit salad is what we would be talking about here anyway.


Natural fruits

A plate of fruits salad should comprise of at least five of your most favorite fruits, for me, it is usually, water melon, oranges, pine apples, grapes, bananas and sometimes mangoes and apples are also added.
Did I forget to mention pawpaw? It is also an important part of fruit salad.

So here goes.

  • Pine apples
  • Pawpaw
  • Water melon
  • Oranges
  • Grapes
  • Banana
All of these fruits can be used at any proportion; it all depends on what is available to you.
Peel off the back of the pawpaw, pine apples, oranges and grapes, this part should be easy. Then go ahead and chop the pineapples/paw paw/water melon to mouth-size bits with a kitchen knife and a neat tray.
Squeeze out the grape/orange juice and set aside in a cup. Fruits salad is just a mixture of all those fruits together, and then just pour in the orange juice, serve with a spoon… and serve chilled.
If you have banana, you should also dice and serve alongside the rest of the fruits.

Like I did state above, fruit salad is just a combination of different fruits, as much as you can find in your location, just make sure they taste nice when combined together, and yes, you should try that often. It does not just improve your health and vitality, it also tastes Nice, and I like NICE 😀

I have also written lots of wonderful articles on how to improve your health by improving what you eat, the chief of them being the article on Nigerian – Foods That fights Heart Infection. If you are a Member of the Kitchen you also must have read The Science of Healthy Nigerian book, a free eBook that you must not fail to read.

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Please leave a comment below. Chy.


  1. julie  August 18, 2014

    I commend you for making this website available its so inspiring and benefits of fruits can’t be overestimated.Good job

    • Patricia  August 30, 2018

      Thanks a bunch for introducing me to your website. Look forward to reading from you.

  2. Beatrice Green  August 18, 2014

    Can’t wait to try your fruit salad. We have almost all these fruits year round in the SA except Watermelon and I’m not sure what Pawpaw and pap is but They recormend fruit 2twice a day here along with 2-3 vegetable servings. Very little meat only about as big as 3 by 4 in.piece. Plenty of grains as well. All fresh if possible. Thanks for the recipe for fruit salad

  3. Chinanu Umeh  August 19, 2014

    Chy, thank you for all these wonderful recipes, I eat lots of fruits too because I am aware the health
    benefits, I think I am just going to increase my dosage 😆

    • Okikiola  June 28, 2019

      How can I cook fried rice

  4. lilian  August 20, 2014

    Nice recipe,great work, thanks a million. Am actually a fruit person n a day doesn’t go by 4 me witout taking fruit. I aslo learnt taking @least 1 apple daily is very important mostly ease food digestion.

  5. HYACINTH  August 23, 2014

    thanks a lot u’v just opened my eyes to another use of orange before i use milk but now i will use the orange thanks

  6. Victoria  December 3, 2014

    Wow! I just finished eating it the way you served it here.
    In fact, i want to have that one too.
    Nice work, Chy.
    Carry on, we appreciate.

    • Chy Anegbu  December 3, 2014

      Vicky, thanks for commenting.

  7. Daphne  December 3, 2014

    Nice one here, Chy. I always love fruits salad but unfortunately, it’s difficult to preserve in the fridge. Is it better to juice or just eat raw?

  8. BUSOLA  January 28, 2015

    Nice recipe,i will try it today

  9. nelly  February 18, 2015

    This is nice. thanks alot

  10. master p  February 21, 2015

    I have tried it and it was super nice. Check these out.
    Water melom
    Really sweet

  11. debby  July 5, 2015

    I will try it too

  12. peace Roberts  July 19, 2015

    Weldone Chy, you are indeed a blessing to us
    Thannks for these receip it si supper nice.
    Please how do the make quaker oat?

  13. Helen adaoleh  July 20, 2015

    I love the recipes put on here and love your book thank you so much I can learn my new cultures food thank you

  14. Angela  August 9, 2015

    Just got to know that I can pour orange juice on my fruit salad.
    Thanks for this info. I’ll try this this week.

  15. Blesssing  September 25, 2015

    N some of ur m mealls tanks-Interesting is really awesome. Pls can I have ur complete cd Cassettee

    • Chy Anegbu  September 28, 2015

      We have cookbooks, not cassette. Thanks for commenting.

  16. Ifewulu Amara  October 5, 2015

    So good to know orange can be used as topping on the fruit salad. I love what you’re doing. Keep it up.

  17. Damilola  October 25, 2015

    I use milk with my fruit salad but nw am goin to try the orange juice, God bless u Chy for all these wonderful cook Info. God will continue 2 increase ur knowledge.

  18. Nelly Idoko  June 30, 2016

    Chy, thank you for the recipe and health benefits of fruits salad. I use skimmed milk in my fruits salad. But I like the idea of orange and grape juices, too. I will try it next time. I also add nuts(groundnuts, Cashew nuts) to my fruits salad mix. My kids simply love it. You should try it.

  19. Gadihessi James  September 27, 2016

    Nice one may God bless you.

  20. chinyere  September 18, 2018

    u are doing a great job here ma’am .remain bless.

  21. Prince  June 6, 2019

    Thanks alot


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