Ecuador recently had their Independence Day celebration and, in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, I'm exploring a recipe that I hadn't before: a dessert recipe!

This time I'm recommending the come y bebe, a delicious Ecuadorian fruit salad that's made with papaya, bananas, pineapple and orange juice and the fruit is cut so small that you can actually drink it (just like the name says!). One of the other things I love about this recipe is that not only is it a great dessert, but it's also very light (hello, it's just FRUIT!) so your family can eat health AND traditional Latin food with this great recipe.

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Come y Bebe, a.k.a. Ecuadorian drinkable fruit salad (recipe courtesy of Laylita's Recipes)

Ingredients:
10 oranges, juiced, about 4 1/2 cups of juice
1 large papaya, peeled, seeded and diced
1 pineapple, peeled, cored and diced
6 bananas, peeled and diced
Sugar or honey to taste
Optional –honey whipped cream to serve on top

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Directions:
1. Combine the diced papaya, pineapple and bananas in a large non-reactive bowl.

2. Mix in the freshly squeezed orange juice, add sugar or honey if needed.

3. Serve immediately or chill for about 30 minutes if you prefer it very cold (recommended on a hot day).

Image via Layita.com

Topics: hispanic heritage month  ecuadorian food