Cooking with Exotic Fruits: 5 Easy & Delicious Recipes to Try at Home

If you're tired of the same old recipes and eager to explore the world of exotic fruits, you're in for a treat. From tangy mangos to crisp dragon fruits, these exotic fruits will bring new flavours, textures, and a touch of excitement to your meals.

We've put together 5 recipes, each one focusing on a different exotic fruit, from mango, to dragon fruit, to papaya, and guava. They are super simple, easy, and fast; but also incredibly effective!

So grab your apron and get ready to whip up five easy and delicious recipes that will impress your friends and family.

Recipe 1: Mango Salsa

Let's kick things off with a refreshing and zesty mango salsa that's perfect for summer gatherings or as a colourful topping for grilled fish or chicken.


  • 2 ripe mangoes
  • 1/2 red onion, diced
  • 1 jalapeno pepper
  • Fresh coriander - 1 handful
  • 1 lime


To make this vibrant salsa, start by dicing the two ripe mangos into small cubes.

Then, finely chop half a red onion, one jalapeno pepper (seeds removed for less heat), and a handful of fresh coriander.

Combine the diced mango, onion, jalapeno, and coriander in a bowl, and add the juice of one lime and a pinch of salt.

Stir everything together until well combined, and voila! You have a mouthwatering mango salsa that's bursting with flavour and ready to be enjoyed.

Recipe 2: Avocado Toast with Dragon Fruit Salsa

Next up, we have a fruity twist on a classic breakfast favourite: avocado toast with dragon fruit salsa.


  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1 dragon fruit, diced
  • 1 can chopped cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 red onion, diced
  • A squeeze of lime juice


Start by slicing a ripe avocado and mashing it onto a piece of whole-grain toast.

Then, prepare the dragon fruit salsa by dicing one dragon fruit into small cubes and mixing it with the chopped cherry tomatoes, red onion, and a squeeze of lime juice.

Spoon the vibrant dragon fruit salsa over the mashed avocado toast, sprinkle with a pinch of sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, and garnish with a few sprigs of fresh basil or coriander.

This colourful and nutritious breakfast is sure to impress with its bold flavours and photo-worthy presentation.

Recipe 3: Grilled Pineapple Chicken Skewers

Fire up the grill and get ready for a flavour-packed meal with these grilled pineapple chicken skewers. 

We chose to use baby pineapples because these have a richer, sweeter flavour and a softer texture than large pineapples, making the dish far more tasty!


  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 fresh baby pineapples
  • 60ml soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger
  • Wooden skewers, soaked in water for at least 30 minutes


Start by cutting the chicken breasts into bite-sized pieces.

Create a mixture of the soy sauce, honey, minced garlic, and grated ginger. Then, marinate the chicken in this mixture for at least 30 minutes.

While the chicken is marinating, slice the fresh baby pineapples into chunks.

Thread the marinated chicken and pineapple chunks onto skewers, alternating between the two.

Grill the skewers over medium-high heat for 8-10 minutes, turning occasionally, until the chicken is cooked through and the pineapple is caramelised and slightly charred.

Serve these delicious skewers with a side of rice or quinoa for a complete and satisfying meal that's bursting with tropical flavour!

Recipe 4: Papaya Breakfast Bowl

Start your day off on the right foot with a vibrant and nutritious papaya breakfast bowl, featuring the delicious manzano banana.



Begin by cutting a ripe papaya in half and removing the seeds.

Fill the centre of each papaya half with a dollop of Greek yogurt or coconut yogurt.

Top with sliced manzano bananas - these offer a sweet flavour with apple notes, and a soft, creamy texture.

Add a sprinkle of granola and a drizzle of honey or maple syrup.

For an extra boost of flavour and texture, add a handful of chopped nuts or seeds, such as almonds, walnuts, or chia seeds.

This papaya breakfast bowl is not only delicious but also packed with vitamins, minerals, and fibre to fuel your body and keep you feeling satisfied.

Recipe 5: Guava Smoothie

Cool off on a warm day with a refreshing guava smoothie that's as nutritious as it is delicious.



To make this refreshing guava smoothie, simply blend together all of the ingredients until smooth and creamy.

Feel free to customise your smoothie with additional ingredients such as mango, pineapple, or avocado for added sweetness and creaminess.

Pour your guava smoothie into a glass, garnish with a slice of lime or a sprig of mint, and enjoy!

There you have it, five easy and delicious recipes to inspire your creativity and introduce you to the wonderful world of exotic fruits. Let us know what you think!

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