Tropical fruit tastes so refreshing and delicious in the warmer months. Be it papaya, pineapple, mango, guava or banana, tropical fruit can be used for breakfast, smoothies, lunch salads, kebabs and even made into savory sandwiches. Put on your shades and flip flops, relax and indulge in one of these 10 tropical fruity dishes for summer:
1. Raw Vegan Banana Ice Cream Pops
Frozen bananas covered in chocolate beats a candy bar any day on a hot summer afternoon. In this recipe, you can choose a chocolate coating, a raw “white” chocolate and raspberry frosting, or a peanut butter frosting.
All you need for this tropical pudding is some chia seeds, almond milk, sweetener of your choice, and two passionfruit. Chia seeds are packed with omega 3s, so eat up!
Thanks to the coconut and crushed macadamia nuts, this blondie pie is re-imagined with a cool, tropical feel. Make sure you have tapioca starch, xanthan gum, flaxseed meal and white sorghum flour for this recipe.
For these kebabs, marinate tofu or seitan and vegetables in a sweet and spicy blend of orange juice, garlic, and ginger. Then, add pineapple to the veggies on the skewer for that tropical flavor. If you’ve never grilled pineapple, you must try it right away!
If you’re a meat eater who can’t bear to give up Philly Cheesesteak, would you consider going vegetarian if you could have that same taste and texture, but without the meat? Jackfruit is your new friend. It’s the perfect material to mimic Philly Cheesesteak, so give it a try with this recipe.
Luckily, the flavor of pineapple in this superfood smoothie is strong enough to overpower the sharpness of spirulina. You’ll get a burst of nutrition and delicious taste all in one gulp.
7. Tremendous Papaya Salsa
This salsa is perfect for summer with its tropical twist. Combine papaya, onion, bell pepper, mint, lemon, tamati, salt and pepper for a flavorful dish that’s perfect to put on tacos.
8. Pineapple Fried Quinoa
This is a healthy recipe that’s prefect for lunch or a potluck. The quinoa provides a complete protein, and the pineapple will give your fried rice a welcoming tropical flavor.
9. Banana Cake With Coconut Cream Cheese Frosting
This moist and dense cake contains no eggs, but gets a rich consistency from the soy milk, vegan butter spread and mashed bananas. To top it off, make a rich, creamy frosting out out tofu, vegan butter spread, vanilla and confectioner’s sugar.
10. Green Tea and Mango Sandwiches
For this recipe, you’ll make green tea biscuits with a sweet and spicy mango and ginger filling. The ingredient list is fairly simple: flour, baking powder, vegetable oil, soymilk, matcha powder, mango, sugar and ginger.
Lead image source: Tremendous Papaya Salsa