Fruit Salad in a Jar

Here is an idea that kids will love when on a road trip: mixed fruit in a jar. Combine any type of cut-up fruit in a jar, chill and toss in the car. A couple hours will give the fruit time to warm and the flavors to blend. The sealed lid keeps everything neat, and the jar provides a nifty container to eat out of. Use any kind of fruit you like. A simple fruit salad served in portable jars. The shaved or flaked coconut holds up better and tastes more like natural coconut than shredded coconut.

YIELD 4 servings


1 large pink grapefruit, peeled and cut into large cubes
2 navel oranges, peeled and cut into large cubes
1 cup kiwi, peeled and cut into large cubes
8 strawberries, cut into quarters
1/4 cup unsweetened shaved (or flaked) coconut
1 tablespoon honey


1. Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl and toss. Spoon into jars and chill.

Per serving: 150 Calories, 4g Fat, 0 mg Cholesterol, 5mg Sodium, 30g Carbohydrate, 7g Fiber, 2g Protein

Recipe by Chef Steven Petusevsky with photography by Mark Boughton and styling by Teresa Blackburn. This recipe originally appeared as Fruit Salad in a Jar on

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Anteater Ants
Anteater Antsabout a year ago

What about ant salad?

Janice Thompson
Janice Thompsonabout a year ago

JLA is right. Any container that closes.

Janis K.
Janis K.1 years ago

Thanks, great idea.

JL A.1 years ago

doesn't have to be a jar--all containers work, wide mouth often best for eating out of

Kath P.
Kath P.1 years ago

Keep the filled jars in a cooler lunch box. Bring napkins and stop somewhere before letting the kids eat which will prevent messes and possible motion sickness. The idea is great both from the point of view of RRR and of providing a nutritious snack.

Tara W.
Tara W.1 years ago

Just reading some of the comments. I love unsweetened fruit, but what's wrong with honey?

Tara W.
Tara W.1 years ago

Great idea and pretty too! I love mason jars, and use them for practically everything. I'd leave the last bites of fruit and the juice at the bottom, fill the jar with water and let it infuse. Presto - light and refreshing juice at the next snack/stretch break!

Anna Undebeck
Anna Undebeck1 years ago

Nice, I think, thanks!

Alan Lambert
Alan` Lambert1 years ago

Sounds great forwarded

Dale O.

Interesting, but given some of the comments, 'instant mess in car,' all vitamins lost after some 20 minutes, food borne illness can result after a few hours at normal temperature...perhaps one might ask the children to try becoming Breatharian.