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starfruit (carambola) fruit salad

(2 ratings)
Recipe by
Monica H
Michigan City, IN

Starfruit is very delicious; it is a tart fruit that is kind of like a granny smith apple. The whole fruit is edible, even the thin waxy skin. Leaving the skin on won't affect the flavor or texture (but I do remove the seeds because they are sometimes tough to chew on, and they do affect the taste of the salad). The tarty starfruit pairs very well with the sweetness of the rest of this fruit in the salad.

(2 ratings)
yield 3 -4
prep time 15 Min

Ingredients For starfruit (carambola) fruit salad

  • 1 - 2
  • 7-8
    strawberries, diced
  • 1
  • 1 c
    frozen mango chunks, diced
  • 1
  • 1
  • 1
  • 1 Tbsp
    apricot preserves
  • a few squirts of lemon juice
  • 1
    granola bar, chopped (i used kashi dark chocolate coconut granola bar)

How To Make starfruit (carambola) fruit salad

  • 1
    Gently wash and pat dry your starfruit. Gaze at it for a while because its so beautiful :) Isn't it amazing that this even exists?? There is so much variety of fruit on this planet... Anyway...
  • 2
    Using a vegetable peeler, gently peel away browner edges of "stars". Cut off both ends. Set aside.
  • 3
    Into bowl, mix the strawberries, mangos and bananas. Give them a few squirts of lemon juice. Mix again.
  • 4
    Add nectarine, peach and pear. Mix in the preserves. Mix well to thoroughly incorporate the preserves...but also mix gently so you don't turn your fruit into a mashy mess.
  • 5
    Slice the the starfruit thin and arrange on serving plate. (Slice thin because it is tart for some, so a little goes a long way.) As you are slicing, the few seeds inside will be attached to the middle of the star. Remove and discard.
  • 6
    Scoop your fruit salad onto the starfruit bed. Top it with some more slices of starfruit, and chopped granola bar. Enjoy!