This pineapple salad is best made with fresh fruits. But if you're slightly allergic to them (like me), you can use canned ones.
I'm not sure why, but often I get a sore throat and sometimes even cracked corners of the mouth when eating fresh pineapple.
But I love those fruits too much to just stop eating them. Therfore I play it safe and use canned pineapple wherever possible, as those don't give me problems.
Dissolve Jell-O in 1 cup boiling water. Mix dream whip and cream cheese, then add strawberries and pineapple. Pour Jell-O on top of the mixture. Chill until firm.
Serve with one strawberry on top of each portion.
This pineapple salad recipe is especially great for children as they usually love the jell-o.
The coconut adds that special exotic sizzle to your fruit salad with strawberries and pineapples.
Many people like coconuts as long as it's not too much. Therefore I usually don't put the milk into the salad. But if you have only hard-die coconut lovers amongst your guest, add the milk to the salad recipe and it'll be even better.
If you don't get a fresh coconut you can also use dried grated coconut that can be bought at most supermarkets in the area for baking ingredients.
Cut strawberries in quarters and chop your fresh pineapple or use canned ones.
Open the coconut, collect the milk for drinking and dice flesh into small slices.
In a glass bowl, alternate layers of strawberries and pineapple. Sprinkle sugar and coconut slices (or grated coconuts) between each layer.
Over the top pour the fresh orange juice. Serve cold.