Tropical fruits with sesame coconut dip

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tropical fruit dip
tropical fruit dip
  • Serves: 4-6

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  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Mid-price

Woman's Weekly recipe If you’re looking for a refreshing and easy to make dessert recipe then this platter of tropical fruits with sesame coconut dip will be right up your street. Cut your fruit into strips so they’re easier to dip. Mango and papaya are a great choice along with pineapple too. The coconut and sesame dip is so simple to make and will coat each piece of fruit with a delicious flavour and a crunchy coating that is tasty and moreish. If you want to turn this refreshing dish into a naughty treat, coat the fruit in chocolate before dipping into the sesame coconut dip.


  • 1 large ripe mango
  • 1 large ripe papaya
  • A few pieces of fresh coconut
For the dip:
  • 3tbsps desiccated coconut
  • 2tbsps sesame seeds
  • 1tbsp demerara sugar

Pineapple and melon taste great with this dip too


  1. Make the dip: Put the coconut and sesame seeds in a pan. Heat, stirring, until they brown evenly — watch they don’t burn. Tip into a bowl and stir in sugar.
  2. Cut the mango down either side of its stone, cut into strips and peel. Halve and deseed the papaya, cut into strips and peel. Arrange tropical fruits on a platter with the coconut and dip.

Nutritional information per portion

  • Low
  • Med
  • High
  • Calories 120(kcal)
  • Fat 9.0g
  • Saturates 5.0g

This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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