Bionico (Mexican Fruit Salad)

“Stop acting like a hungry little monkey”, those words came spilling out of my mouth faster than I could catch them.  I didn’t say it in a mean way,  I just said it as a matter of fact.  You see my friend Karla was over and I had just come from buying a bunch of fruit to curb this Bionico craving that had been hankering at the back of my tongue for the last couple of days. When I mentioned in passing I was going to start working on a dish of bionico, she turned into a hyper, nagging, relentless little infected blister.  Saying to me every other minute “Are you going to make that bionico?”, ”What time are you going to make the bionico?”, “How much bionico are you going to make?”,  ”Can I take some home?”  I felt like her energy turned into a nervous twitch and if she could scratch the side of her ribcage and make ooooh and ahhhh sounds she would.  Don’t get me wrong, I understand the power of the bionico, but she was acting straight out grubby. I started to feel uneasy and wanted to protect and hover over my now sacred bionico…. thats when I just blurted it out,  ”Stop acting like a hungry little monkey.” Her eyes grew wide, I don’t know if she was embarrassed or if she was just stunned by the reality of my words. It was too late, the truth was on the table.  I tried to glaze over what had just happened by abruptly shifting gears with a long,  sincere explanation of how September is National Organics Month, and Whole Foods Market is celebrating with an abundance of fresh, organic grapes in stores all month long.  This eased the blow, then I whipped up a big bowl of  bionico and forced myself to share half with her.

Ingredients for Bionico: 

1 1/2- cups organic red grapes (sliced in half)

1/2 – cup organic green grapes (sliced in half)

2 – sliced bananas

1 1/2 – cups peeled and chopped mango

1 1/2 – cups watermelon (cubed)

1 – cup green apple (cubed)

1 – cup pineapple (cubed)

1 – cup strawberries (sliced)

1/2 – cup sugar

3/4 – cup sour cream

1/2 – cup raisins

1/2 – cup chopped almonds

Mix all fruit in a big bowl.

Then in a small bowl mix sugar, and sour cream together until smooth. Then pour over mixed fruit and mix well.

Serve in a serving bowl and sprinkle with raisins and almonds. Enjoy!

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Whole Foods Market, but the recipe and opinions are my own. 

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18 Responses to Bionico (Mexican Fruit Salad)

  1. Cristina says:

    Making this recipe tonight! Delicious! :)

  2. pattie says:

    que delicia! We had a hawaiiana this weekend and it was so good with the warm weather. This one looks just as good! Thank you.

  3. What a delicious recipe :D Fresh & simple cono me gustan!

  4. love, love, love some fresh fruit salads… the 2nd pic is a bit suggestive. i love it. I like the idea of sour cream, but since I don’t like it, i’d used labne! Love the crunch with the almonds!

  5. Yummm! I hope this doesn’t sound stupid, but what makes bionico a bionico rather than just a straight up fruit salad? Or is that what a bionico is?

  6. Vanessa Bell says:

    Oh my goodness, this is amazing! I get so bored with yogurt and fruit…this recipe will give me the extra zing of flavor I have been lacking. Gracias!

  7. Jasmine Forte says:

    That looks so delicioso!!! I will have to try this for my kids. Thanks for sharing!

  8. Disney Sisters says:

    This looks so good! Always looking for ways to substitute dessert with fruit for the kiddos… This will do it! Thanks for sharing.

  9. Lynda says:

    I totally get when you have a craving and you just want to do it whenever you feel like it without someone pressuring you to make it and what not. Next time don’t have anyone over when you have a craving like that. The other day I was craving Mariscos and ran to the store and bought the finest ingredients to my Seafood Cocktail craving. My husband had been out with the kids. I came home made it and ate 2 large glass copas of the stuff. Felt so good to eat it by myself. When my husband got home, he ate the rest but it felt so good to indulge on it ALL BY MYSELF in my little alone time =)

  10. That sounds so yummy. Where do you live? I’m coming over.

  11. Que rico! We must be cut from the same cloth! I just bought all the ingredients yesterday to make something very similar that my mom used to make for me when I was a kid! :)

  12. Nicole says:

    I know we’re nine months away, but this just reminded me of how much I cannot wait for summer!!!!!

  13. Eliana says:

    It’s like a fruit party in a bowl! I love this chica.

  14. Sounds interesting with the sour cream! Yum!

  15. Ruby says:

    Yummy it’s been a while since I had one of these. I love mine with extra almonds and walnuts!

  16. Rachel says:

    Yum yum yum! What a wonderful salad. I could see myself making this as part of the perfect breakfast or a snack to nosh on late at night. I could totally use some of this bionico right now.

  17. vianney says:

    Now that is a bowl of love right there… yum!!

  18. Eva Smith says:

    Looks so delicious and healthy. Thank you for the recipe.

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