Fruit Tacos Recipe with Coconut, Strawberries, Green Grapes, Apple, Banana, and Vanilla

Fruit tacos

Fruit Tacos Recipe with Coconut, Strawberries, Green Grapes, Apple, Banana, and Vanilla
Preparation time: 15 minutes | Cooking time: 12 minutes | Servings: 6


Fruit tacos
Fruit tacos

Fruit tacos are a fun and delicious twist on traditional tacos, combining the sweetness of fresh fruit with the crunch of a taco shell. This recipe is perfect for a light and refreshing dessert or snack.


The concept of fruit tacos is a modern fusion of Mexican and American cuisine, combining the traditional taco shell with a variety of fresh fruits and toppings. This unique dish has gained popularity for its creative and colorful presentation.


How to prepare

  1. 1. Spread coconut on a baking sheet.
  2. 2. Toast in a 350°F (177°C) oven for 7 to 12 minutes, stirring often.
  3. 3. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, stir together strawberries, grapes, apple, banana, and pourable fruit.
  4. 4. Fill taco shells evenly with the fruit.
  5. 5. Top the filled tacos evenly with yogurt.
  6. 6. Sprinkle with toasted coconut.
  7. 7. Preparation time: 15 minutes. Number of servings: 6.


  • Try using different types of fruit, such as mango, pineapple, or kiwi.
  • Add a drizzle of honey or agave nectar for extra sweetness.
  • Top with chopped nuts or granola for added crunch.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Be sure to toast the coconut to enhance its flavor and add a crunchy texture to the tacos.

- Use a variety of colorful fruits to make the tacos visually appealing.

- Customize the recipe by adding your favorite fruits or toppings.

Serving Suggestions

Serve fruit tacos as a dessert or snack at a summer barbecue or picnic.

Cooking Techniques

Toasting the coconut adds a depth of flavor to the tacos and enhances their texture.

Ingredient Substitutions

Use Greek yogurt or dairy-free yogurt as a substitute for regular yogurt.

- Swap out the taco shells for mini waffle cones for a fun twist.

Make Ahead Tips

Prepare the fruit mixture and toasted coconut ahead of time and assemble the tacos just before serving to prevent them from getting soggy.

Presentation Ideas

Arrange the fruit tacos on a platter and garnish with fresh mint leaves for a beautiful presentation.

Pairing Recommendations

Serve fruit tacos with a glass of sparkling water or a fruity cocktail for a refreshing combination.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store any leftover fruit tacos in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. To reheat, place the tacos in a toaster oven or microwave until warmed through.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

Each serving of fruit tacos contains approximately 150 calories.


Each serving of fruit tacos contains approximately 30 grams of carbohydrates.


Each serving of fruit tacos contains approximately 5 grams of fat.


Each serving of fruit tacos contains approximately 2 grams of protein.

Vitamins and minerals

Fruit tacos are a good source of vitamin C, potassium, and fiber.


This recipe may contain coconut and dairy allergens.


Fruit tacos are a light and refreshing dessert option that is low in calories and fat, making them a healthy choice for a sweet treat.


Fruit tacos are a creative and delicious dessert option that is perfect for summer gatherings or as a light and refreshing snack. With a colorful array of fresh fruits and a crunchy coconut topping, these tacos are sure to be a hit with family and friends.

How did I get this recipe?

The first time I saw this recipe, I was immediately hooked. It was a warm summer day, and I was visiting my dear friend Maria in her quaint little kitchen. As soon as I walked in, I was greeted by the enticing aroma of fresh fruit and warm spices wafting through the air. Maria was busy at the stove, stirring a pot of bubbling caramel and slicing up an assortment of vibrant fruits.

"What are you making, Maria?" I asked, my curiosity piqued.

Maria smiled mischievously and said, "Fruit tacos! A recipe I learned from my grandmother back in Mexico. Would you like to help me make them?"

I eagerly agreed, and Maria handed me a knife and a cutting board. As she instructed me on how to slice the fruits just right, she regaled me with tales of her grandmother and the delicious meals she used to make. Maria's grandmother was a renowned cook in their small village, and her recipes had been passed down through generations.

As we cooked and chatted, I couldn't help but be captivated by the way Maria effortlessly combined flavors and textures to create a dish that was both familiar and exotic. The sweet juiciness of the fruits, the crunch of the caramelized tortillas, and the hint of cinnamon and nutmeg all blended together harmoniously, creating a symphony of flavors that danced on my taste buds.

After a few hours of chopping, stirring, and frying, our fruit tacos were finally ready. Maria plated them up, drizzling them with a generous dollop of whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon. I took a bite, and my taste buds exploded with delight. The sweetness of the caramelized fruits was perfectly balanced by the crispness of the tortillas and the creaminess of the whipped cream. It was a culinary masterpiece that I knew I had to recreate at home.

When I returned to my own kitchen, I set about experimenting with the recipe, tweaking it here and there to suit my own taste. I tried different combinations of fruits, varying the spices, and even adding a splash of rum to the caramel for an extra kick. Each time I made the fruit tacos, I was transported back to Maria's kitchen, surrounded by the warmth and love of her family and the rich flavors of her grandmother's heritage.

Over the years, I continued to perfect the recipe, sharing it with friends and family who marveled at its unique and delicious taste. I even entered it into a local cooking competition, where it won first prize and earned me a spot in the newspaper. The recipe became my signature dish, a testament to the culinary skills I had learned from Maria and her grandmother.

As I sit here now, reminiscing about the first time I made fruit tacos with Maria, I can't help but feel grateful for the knowledge and inspiration she shared with me. Cooking has always been a passion of mine, a way to express my creativity and connect with others. And thanks to Maria and her grandmother, I have a recipe that not only tastes delicious but also holds a special place in my heart.

So the next time you're looking for a unique and flavorful dish to impress your guests, why not try making fruit tacos? Who knows, maybe you'll create your own culinary masterpiece and carry on the tradition of sharing delicious recipes with those you love.


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