Fresh Fruit with Applesauce-Sweetened Tahini

Tahini and coconut give classic fruit salad an exotic twist. Mango, grapes, and citrus fruit work well here, but you can also use any fruit that's in season.
Whole Living, January/February 2011
  • Yield Serves 4
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  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 4 cups sliced fruit, such as mango, black grapes, plums, and citrus
  • 1/4 cup toasted, unsweetened coconut flakes


  1. Combine tahini, applesauce,
    honey, and water in a food
    processor. Pulse until smooth.
    Arrange fruit in serving bowls.
    Drizzle with tahini sauce and
    top with toasted coconut.

Recipe Reviews

Reviews (10)

  • supernovae 12 Mar, 2012

    Suprisingly good breakfast! With no calorie details listed i calculated the average with the listed ingredients at 220 calories.

  • skspillman 3 Feb, 2012

    This is very good. I used grapes, mango, plums, and grapefruit. Next time I think I may just use plums and grapes, as I'm not crazy about the way the tahini sauce tastes with the grapefruit...

  • bex80 13 Aug, 2011

    Out of all the recipes for week 1. I love this one the most!

  • DebtFreedom2012 1 Mar, 2011

    I was very surprised by this and I enjoyed it tremendously! I didn't use the cocunut flakes and am trying to think of something that I can use in its place.

  • kmzimmer 23 Jan, 2011

    Where are the nutrition stats for these recipes?

  • patbla 8 Jan, 2011

    I was bery apprenhensive about this recipe, and was I wrong! The combinations are fantastic and is great for a "hold to" breakfast.

  • lamorford 6 Jan, 2011

    I love this recipe! I was nervous about how the tehini would taste of fruit (and I'm not a huge fan of applesauce!) but I gave it a shot anyway. I ended up loving it. Soooo delicious. This topping is a perfect (and even more delicious!) substitute for yogurt. I will be eating this stuff regularly, thank you!

  • awildacw 6 Jan, 2011

    i did not know what Tahini was so i googled and found a great receipe

  • awildacw 6 Jan, 2011

    i had to look up tahini and found a good receipe

  • Wayogini 5 Jan, 2011

    I didn't have any honey so I substituted maple syrup. I was apprehensive since I'd never used tahini in any food other than hummus and really wondered how it would be on fruit. It was a pleasant surprise - tasted good - will also use to add to cooked grains to give some added flavor. Thanks for a new experience.