Tropical Fruit In Ginger Syrup

Prep Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
20 mins

The ginger gives this sweet fruit salad of oranges, mango, and banana a needed kick.


  • 2 -inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and thinly sliced

  • 1 cup sugar

  • 2 oranges

  • 1 ripe mango, peeled, pitted, and cut into 1-inch pieces

  • 1 banana, sliced crosswise

  • ¼ cup sweetened flaked coconut (optional), toasted


  1. In a medium saucepan, bring ginger, sugar, and 1 cup water to a boil over medium-high and cook, stirring occasionally, until sugar dissolves, about 5 minutes.

  2. With a sharp knife, slice off ends of oranges. Following curve of fruit, cut away peel and white pith; cut fruit crosswise into 1/4-inch-thick slices. In a large bowl, combine oranges, mango, and banana. Pour ginger syrup over fruit and let sit 10 minutes. Serve fruit with a little syrup and toasted coconut if desired.

Cook's Notes

The syrup can be made several days in advance. Add the fruit up to a day ahead.

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