Mexican Fruit Cups

These Mexican-style Fruit Cups are quick and easy to make and they’re convenient to have chilling in the refrigerator for a healthy snack or a light breakfast to grab as you head out the door for work or school.

These Mexican-style Fruit Cups are made with fresh pineapple, mango, papaya, watermelon, cantaloupe, jicama, and drizzled with lime and seasoned with Tajin

These Mexican fruit cups are made with fresh pineapple, mango, watermelon, cantaloupe, jicama and lime.  A Mexican spice blend called Tijan (made of chile, dried lime juice and salt) is sprinkled on top, giving these fruit cups an authentic Mexican flavor. 

These Mexican-style Fruit Cups are made with fresh pineapple, mango, papaya, watermelon, cantaloupe, jicama, and drizzled with lime and seasoned with Tajin

MEXICAN FRUIT CUPS INGREDIENTS

These healthy fruit cups are made with common fruits found in Mexican fruit cups, such as …

  • Watermelon
  • Cantaloupe 
  • Pineapple
  • Mangoes
  • Jicama
  • Limes
  • Tijan seasoning

Variations:  You can also add Mexican papaya and cucumber to these healthy fruit cups.

HOW TO MAKE FRUIT SALAD

This fruit salad recipe comes together in about 15 minutes start-to-finish.  

  1. Prepare fruit:  Peel and chop fruit into 1-inch cubes.
  2. Mixed fruit:  Add the chopped fruit to a large bowl and toss to mix.
  3. Fill cups:  Evenly distribute the chopped fruit and lime wedges into 6 18-ounce clear plastic cups.
  4. Season fruit:  Sprinkle Tajin seasoning over fruit.
  5. Refrigerate fruit cups:  Add lime wedges to each cup, then place plastic lid on each fruit cup and store in the refrigerator. 
  6. Enjoy:  Remove plastic lid and poke a plastic fork in each fruit cup before serving.

TAJIN SPICE

Tajin is a mix of chile powder, dehydrated lime juice and salt.  You should be able to find it at your local market, Mexican grocery stores or Smart & Final (which is where I purchased mine).  

These Mexican-style Fruit Cups are made with fresh pineapple, mango, papaya, watermelon, cantaloupe, jicama, and drizzled with lime and seasoned with Tajin

HOW MANY CUPS OF FRUIT PER DAY

It’s recommended by the USDA guidelines that the average adult consume two servings of fruit per day (which equals about 1-1/2 cups or approximately 400 grams of fruit). (1)

One single serving could be

  • 1 piece of fruit (e.g. apple, pear)
  • 1/2 cup of fruit (mixed fruit – like this fresh fruit salad)
  • 1/2 cup fresh fruit juice

These Mexican-style Fruit Cups are made with fresh pineapple, mango, papaya, watermelon, cantaloupe, jicama, and drizzled with lime and seasoned with Tajin

These Mexican-style Fruit Cups are made with fresh pineapple, mango, papaya, watermelon, cantaloupe, jicama, and drizzled with lime and seasoned with Tajin

BENEFITS OF FRUITS

These healthy fruit cups are a convenient way to help us consume more fruit throughout the day.   

Fruits are an excellent source of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and flavonoids.  Eating a diet high in fruits (and vegetables) can help boost the immune system, reduce inflammation, and help reduce risk of developing certain diseases. (2)  (3)

These Mexican-style Fruit Cups are made with fresh pineapple, mango, papaya, watermelon, cantaloupe, jicama, and drizzled with lime and seasoned with Tajin

EASY FRUIT SALAD RECIPES

Here are a few more fruit salad ideas for summer.  Enjoy!

Fruit Cups
Yield: 6 servings

Fruit Cups

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

These Mexican-style Fruit Cups are made with fresh pineapple, mango, papaya, watermelon, cantaloupe, jicama, and drizzled with lime and seasoned with Tajin.

Ingredients

  • 4 cups watermelon, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 4 cups cantaloupe, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 4 cups pineapple, peeled, cored and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 2 mangoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 2 cups jicama, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 2-3 lemons, cut into wedges
  • Tajin seasoning (1/4-1/2 teaspoon per fruit cup)

Instructions

  1. Peel and chop fruit into 1-inch cubes.
  2. Add the chopped fruit to a large bowl and toss to mix.
  3. Evenly distribute the chopped fruit and lime wedges into 6 18-ounce clear plastic cups.
  4. Sprinkle Tajin seasoning over fruit.
  5. Add lime wedges to each cup, then place plastic lid on each fruit cup and store in the refrigerator. 
  6. Remove plastic lid and poke a plastic fork in each fruit cup before serving.

Notes

Variations:  You can also add Mexican papaya and cucumber to the mix.

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