Fruit Salad

Fruit salad is one of those wonderful gifts of nature that you can enjoy as often as you like without worrying about side effects.

This is how to make Nigerian fruit salad.

The plate below is that of a complete fruit mix, just how I serve it periodically in Nigeria.

Natural fruits

There are lots of fruits in Nigeria, in Portharcourt where I live; you will find fruit sellers at every corner of the streets.

This article shows you how to make a fruit salad by combining some really sweet fruits together. This is a popular recipe from Nigeria.

If you look closely, it wouldn’t be hard to find your favorites fruits at the fruit market in your area.

I think watermelon comes top on my list of favorite Nigerian fruits; followed by pineapples, oranges, pawpaw, mangoes, apples – in that exact order.

I also love soursop, the problem is that it is always scarce.

I may not share the full benefits of watermelon here; but hopefully, I will do that soon.

The RRN took time for a few Sundays back to really unfold the wonder-working powers of watermelon. 😀

Whichever fruit you eat, as long as they are certified healthy, you will be good.

How Often Can I Have Fruit Salad?

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 articles on the subject which you have probably read if you are a member of the Nigerian Kitchen.

I believe 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 say 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 soursop, watermelons, cucumber, tomatoes, carrots, garden eggs, they all play specific roles to our optimum health.

If you can flashback to the days of our forefather, you remember they lived longer because they consumed mostly fresh foods from the farm and lived in a 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 noodles, biscuits, ice cream and think less of fresh foods.

Some of us don’t even know that Akamu (pap) is significantly better than custards. Anyway, that is a talk for another day. 😀

A plate of fruits salad should comprise at least five of your most favorite fruits, for me, it is usually, watermelon, oranges, pineapples, grapes, bananas and sometimes mangoes and apples are also added.


Did I forget to mention pawpaw? It is also a popular fruit in Nigeria.

These are Used For Fruit Salad

Pine apples


Water melon




These fruits can be used at any proportion; it all depends on what is available to you.

Step 1

Peel off the back of the pawpaw, pineapples, oranges, and grapes, this part should be easy.

Step 2

Then chop the pineapples/paw paw/watermelon to mouth-size bits with a kitchen knife and a clean tray.

Step 3

Squeeze out the grape/orange juice and set aside in a cup.

Nigerian 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.

Fruit salad

Sometimes, I also combine just two or three fruits and serve.

whole fruits

If you have a banana, you should also dice and serve it alongside the rest of the fruits.

Like I did state above, fruit salad is just a combination of fresh fruits, as much as you can find in your location.

Just make sure they taste nice when combined, and yes, 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.

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.

Fruit salad

Fruit Salad | Yummy fruits combination

Chef Chidi
Fruit salad is when you make when you could lay your hands of a couple of good tasting fruit. I love fruit, when you find the good one, you can turn them into a salad.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Nigerian Cuisine
Servings 3 People


  • Knifes


  • Pine apples
  • Pawpaw
  • Water melon
  • Oranges
  • Grapes
  • Banana


  • These fruits can be used at any proportion, watermelon is in much supply in my area so it is usually the one in suplus.
  • You can start by Peeling off the back of the pawpaw, pineapples, oranges, and grapes.
  • Squeeze out the orange/grape juice and set aside in a cup.
  • Then chop the watermelon, pineapple, paw paw and bananas to smaller bits
  • Then mix all the fruits together, pour in the orange/grape juice and serve with a spoon.
  • Serve Chilled.
Keyword Fruit Salad

Try Fruit Juice

Please leave a comment below. Chidi.



Hello, this is beautiful. But my only concern is this, in Nutrition, we’re taught that because some fruit mixtures taste well together doesn’t mean they should be mixed together to avoid digestion issues, fruits are meant to actually aid digestion but mixing together some fruits like sweet fruit and acidic fruits together in a salad causes digestion issues.

March 6, 2022

Thanks alot

June 6, 2019

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

September 18, 2018
Gadihessi James

Nice one may God bless you.

September 27, 2016
Nelly Idoko

Chidi, 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.

June 30, 2016

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

October 25, 2015
Ifewulu Amara

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

October 5, 2015

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

September 25, 2015
Chidi Anegbu

We have cookbooks, not cassette. Thanks for commenting.

September 28, 2015
Nwachukwu Sofia

Good we are having a competition on how to make fruit salad,
I need your help,
And nice one ,

May 18, 2021

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

August 9, 2015
Helen adaoleh

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

July 20, 2015
peace Roberts

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

July 19, 2015

I will try it too

July 5, 2015
master p

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

February 21, 2015

This is nice. thanks alot

February 18, 2015

Nice recipe,i will try it today

January 28, 2015

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

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, Chidi.
Carry on, we appreciate.

December 3, 2014
Chidi Anegbu

Vicky, thanks for commenting.

December 3, 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

August 23, 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.

August 20, 2014
Chinanu Umeh

Chidi, 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 😆

August 19, 2014

How can I cook fried rice

June 28, 2019
Janeth Uche

Thanks for the recipe. With the orange juice as topping and I also do it for sale.

July 14, 2022
Beatrice Green

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

August 18, 2014

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

August 18, 2014

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

August 30, 2018
Musty Mustapha

Nice description. Can I use milk or condes milk after pouring orange/grape juice?

And how can it be preserve without fridge?

April 25, 2020

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