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A fruit salad can be a healthy alternative to satisfy those cravings for sweets. This page contains recipes for fruit salad.
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By 5 found this helpful
December 11, 2010

This recipe has been in my family for years. I remember making is as a child. It was a great way for our little hands to help out in the kitchen.

Ingredients:

Directions:

Dump all ingredients in a big bowl and fold until well mixed. Chill and serve.

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Servings: 6-8
Time:10 Minutes Preparation Time

By Holli from Detroit, MI

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By 5 found this helpful
April 15, 2015

This is an easy, fat free and refreshing fruit salad. My kids gobbled it up just as quickly as the kind I usually make with whipped cream. Except this time, everything was extremely good for them. The sauce is fat free yogurt with raw cane sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, chia seeds and mint. Makes eating healthier not so bad. :)

Total Time: About 30 minutes

Yield: About 8 side dish servings

Source: Modified from a recipe in the book;"Fix It and Enjoy It".

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cup fat free plain yogurt
  • 1/4 cup raw cane sugar
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 3 bananas, sliced
  • 2 apples, any kind, peeled and cubed
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 cup grapes, halved
  • chia seeds
  • mint leaves
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Steps:

  1. In a large bowl, toss your sliced fruit with lemon juice. This will give it a fresh taste as well as prevent browning.
  2. In another bowl, combine your yogurt, sugar and spices.
  3. Place your fruit into a dish, top with your sauce and sprinkle chia seeds on top. Add a nice mint leaf, meant to be eaten as well, and enjoy!
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January 19, 2012
A refreshing side dish we love in summer with sandwiches. We find these are enough fruits but you can add others if you like.

Ingredients:

  • 1 - 20 oz. can chunk pineapple, with juice
  • 1 - 3 oz. package instant vanilla pudding
  • 1 can drained mandarin oranges
  • Cut up apple, banana and and one or two more fresh fruits you like.

Directions:

Early in the day or the night before, gently mix the pineapple and oranges with the dry pudding. Chill. Before serving, add the apple, banana and other fruits. Chill for an hour if you like but it's not necessary, unless you want chilled apples and bananas.

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Servings: 4-6 or more
Prep Time: 15 minutes Minutes
Cooking Time: 0 minutes Minutes

Source: From my mother-in-law, Doris.

By BonnieAlice from Candia, NH

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By 2 found this helpful
April 10, 2012
This is a salad my mom used to make all the time when I was growing up. It tastes good and is great for any occasion! It's been used over and over again in our home.

Ingredients:

  • 1 large can fruit cocktail
  • 1 container cottage cheese (8oz.)
  • 1 pkg. wild strawberry gelatin (3oz.)
  • 1 container Cool Whip (8oz.)

Directions:

Drain fruit cocktail and cottage cheese several hours. Add package of gelatin, dry, to cottage cheese and fruit cocktail. Stir well. Add Cool Whip, and fold in. Chill.

Servings: 8
Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cooking Time: 0 Minutes

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By Robin from Washington, IA

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By 1 found this helpful
August 4, 2011

This is a simple fruit salad with no extras - it doesn't need any extras!

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By 3 found this helpful
April 6, 2010

Combine all ingredients. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Serves 5 - 6.

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November 29, 2012

Super easy, fruity and delicious!

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July 29, 2012

Easiest salad ever! Love the mandarin oranges and pineapple in this.

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By 2 found this helpful
June 21, 2010

Mix ingredients together except whipped topping. Cool several hours before serving. Mix in whipped topping. Serves 12.

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By 2 found this helpful
June 7, 2010

In large bowl, combine daiquiri concentrate, water; and vinegar; mix well. Add all remaining ingredients; toss gently to coat. Cover; refrigerate at least 1 hour to chill.

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January 25, 2010

My husband loves this simple and healthy treat! Right now we have extra grapefruit, oranges, and bananas on hand, but it's whatever fruit you would like.

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December 8, 20090 found this helpful

My mother and I were talking about a recipe she used to make for the holidays years ago, but she has no idea were the recipe is. Can anyone help?

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By 0 found this helpful
July 10, 2009

This uses up my left over spaghetti noodles. In a saucepan, combine sugar, eggs, lemon juice and salt; cook on medium heat (about 4 minutes). Cool completely.

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By 0 found this helpful
October 22, 2012

I love the combination of fruits plus the slivered almonds in this salad.

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By 0 found this helpful
July 9, 2012

I love the combination of cherry pie filling with pineapple! This is great salad. So easy to make and not overly expensive.

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June 27, 2012

This is a great salad with a great combination of ingredients!

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By 0 found this helpful
June 27, 2012

My mom used to make this on special summer occasions. You can't get any easier or any tastier than this!

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By 0 found this helpful
May 9, 2011

Mix honey, limeade concentrate, and poppy seed in medium bowl. Carefully toss fruit with honey mixture. Sprinkle with almonds.

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By 0 found this helpful
July 13, 2010

Dice and slice all fruit into a large bowl. Sprinkle with sugar. Mix together and let sit for a couple of hours in refrigerator.

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By 0 found this helpful
March 30, 2009

Beat egg yolks in sauce pan until fluffy. Add sugar, pineapple juice and lemon juice. Cook until thickened, stirring constantly. Cool. Add whipped topping. Drain canned fruit. Combine all fruit and coconut in bowl. Add cooked mixture; mix well.

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By 0 found this helpful
December 5, 2008

Combine the pudding mix, orange juice, and poppy seeds together. Pour the pudding mixture over the oranges, peaches, and pineapple. Refrigerate overnight. Add the sliced bananas and strawberries before serving.

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June 22, 2008

Combine egg yolks and lemon juice in large saucepan. Cook over low heat until thick, stirring constantly. Add marshmallows, stirring until melted. Add 1 cup nuts and remaining ingredients except whipped cream, mixing well.

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By 0 found this helpful
May 21, 2008

My parents went on a weekend get-away when I was a teenager, and were served this dish in the restaurant at their hotel. Upon returning home, my mother re-created it and it is delicious!

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By 0 found this helpful
February 28, 2008

Mix all ingredients and garnish with the maraschino cherries.

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December 20, 2007

Mix all ingredients together. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Keep leftovers refrigerated.

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April 7, 20060 found this helpful

To add more "zing" to a simple fruit salad, substitute regular whipped topping with the flavored kinds like strawberry or french vanilla. And to add more nutrition, use flavored fruit yogurts instead of whipped topping. You would be surprised at how luscious an addition this is.

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July 12, 20050 found this helpful

A delicious alternative to store bought fruit cups. They would be great as a dessert or a special snack for your kids on a hot day.

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September 6, 20040 found this helpful

To make a fresh fruit cup taste and look somewhat special add a little grenadine syrup to your cut up fresh fruit and toss lightly. Sprinkle the top with some toasted coconut. This is good for breakfast, a snack, or an evening dessert. It's so simple yet so pretty and tasty. Happy eating!

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By 0 found this helpful
May 23, 2006

I am looking for some new recipes for fruit salad.

Thanks,
Tuey From Fort Collins, CO

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By guest (Guest Post)
May 23, 20060 found this helpful

This is a recipe from my husband's family that is really easy to put together.

In a large bowl, mix together a small carton of Cool Whip with a small package of Instant Vanilla Pudding and juice that was drained from a can of pineapple chunks. Add the pineapple chunks and whatever other fruit you enjoy, apples, pears, mandarin oranges, grapes etc.

We've tried it with several different combinations of fruit and it always tastes great.

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By guest (Guest Post)
May 23, 20060 found this helpful

I have made this recipe for many potlucks. I made it for a staff/volunteer meeting where I volunteer. The boss of the agency asked for the recipe. The original recipe used strawberries. I changed that to canned cherry pie filling. Put the cherries in bowl, 'juice' and all. Add one can pineapple chunks, drained, reserve the juice. Add one can of drained mandarin oranges and 2 bananas sliced. Mix together. If a little more liquid is needed, use some of the pineapple liquid. Need to be able to coat the bananas so they don't turn color. I usually drain the pineapple into the pie filling can, to mix it with the cherry sauce left in the can. Variations, use just cherry pie filling, bananas, and blueberries (fresh) for 4th of July. Can add or delete fruits according to personal taste. Can pitch the leftover 'juice', or drink it, or use it in jello.

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By guest (Guest Post)
May 24, 20060 found this helpful

I make the cool whip, vanilla pudding and crushed pineapple and serve it over angel food cake. It is wonderful!!

For more fruit salad recipes go to recipezaar.com or allrecipes.com for starters.

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May 24, 20060 found this helpful

Tropical Goodness (is what I call this one)

Mix one sqeezed lime juice and 1/2 cup honey

(even if your honey is lumpy and hard, the lime

juice will soften it to liquid as you mix this)

1 tablespoon of ginger powered

Cut up apples, oranges, pineapples, add grapes,

any color. Put fruits in your fruit salad bowl and

add honey lime juice and ginger mix

and it is very good, tropical and fresh

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May 24, 20060 found this helpful

I recently made a "Cherry Salad" & it was very good. It wasn't a pretty salad.

1 can cherry pie filling

1 cup chopped nuts

1 cup miniature marshmallows

1 (16 oz) can crushed pineapple, drained

1 c. coconut

2 bananas, diced

Mix well and chill till ready to serve. (I used the "lite" cherry pie filling, as well as unsweetened coconut (bought at the health food store), so it wasn't as full of sugar that my friends and I, that are diabetic couldn't have some.) I got several compliments on it. It's alot like Linda's recipe on here. My husband & I have been invited to a cookout for Memorial Day. This salad is what the hostess requested that I prepare & bring to her party.

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By 0 found this helpful
October 12, 2012

How do I make a fruit salad on a budget, when serving a large group?

By grannie

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October 14, 20120 found this helpful

It's usually thriftier if buying fruit and vegetable during each of their seasons. Around here right now, apples, grapes and cabbage would make a great Waldorf salad. Small marshmallows go well in there also, and I sometimes put walnuts in there, depends, though I think walnuts are a fairly good price now also.

I also usually use lemon yogurt for the dressing, just stir the yogurt until smooth, rather than mayo, though there are recipes on the internet for Waldorf salad dressings. As the holiday season comes along, there should be good prices for citrus salads, and banana's go well with citrus. You can also use less fruit by making jello salads as well. I hope this helps you!

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June 21, 20100 found this helpful

Ingredients:

  • 1 can pineapple chunks, undrained (15oz.)
  • 2 Tbsp. flour
  • 1 cup pecans, chopped
  • 2 cans mandarin oranges, drained (11oz. size)
  • 1/2 lb. purple grapes, halved and seeded
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 3 bananas, sliced
  • 2 med. apples, chopped

Directions:

Drain pineapple, reserving juice. Combine sugar, flour, egg and pineapple juice in a small saucepan, cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until smooth and thickened. Cool. Combine pecans and fruit, add dressing, stirring well. Chill before serving. 10-12 servings.

By Robin from Washington, IA

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December 18, 20090 found this helpful

Ingredients and Directions

Take 3 large bananas (peeled and diced) and place in a large bowl. Add 3 red apples (peeled and diced and throw away core), 3 cans of Mango Oranges, (drain juice and pour in bowl), and 3 cans of crushed pineapples (drain juice pour into bowl). Mix fruit together add a tablespoon of sugar.

My Grandma gave me this recipe when I was young and is still a favorite to this day for my kids.

By Kristy

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December 18, 20090 found this helpful

Ingredients:

  • Apples
  • Oranges
  • Bananas
  • Kiwis
  • Grapes

Directions

Chop fruit (except grapes) up in big squares or slices. Add red and green grapes. Add any other favorite fruits.

Then mix in a glass bowl (not metal) with plastic spoon (not metal) honey, lime or lemon, and powdered ginger

Tip: Add honey and ginger and then lime. Tt will soften the hardest of honey in a flash and this over the fruit salad tastes fresh and good

By Annie from Hallsville, MO

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December 18, 20090 found this helpful

Ingredients:

  • 1 (20 ozs.) can pineapple chunks
  • 1 can (11-15 ozs.) mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1 large banana, sliced
  • 1 kiwi fruit, peeled and sliced
  • 1 cup strawberries, quartered
  • 1/4 tsp. grated lime peel
  • 2 Tbsp. lime juice
  • 1 Tbsp. honey

Directions

Drain pineapple, reserve 1/4 cup juice.combine all the fruits in a clear bowl, if possible. In a small bowl, mix remaining ingredients, well. Pour dressing over fruits, mix. Can serve immediately or chill till ready to serve.

By Terri from NV

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December 18, 20090 found this helpful

Ingredients:

  • 1 can pineapple chunks and juice (17 oz.)
  • 1 can fruit cocktail and juice (17 oz.)
  • 1 cup coconut
  • 1 small mandarin oranges (drained)
  • 1 package instant lemon pudding (3 oz.)

Directions:

Put all in plastic bag and mix well. Pour in pan or bowl. Refrigerate until set.

By Robin

Answers:

Quick Fruit Salad

If you keep canned fruits and a bag of mini marshmallows on hand at all times, a bowl of fruit salad can be made very quickly. To serve to unexpected company or just something to eat on while watching TV.

By Terri (08/18/2005)

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December 18, 20090 found this helpful

Ingredients:

  • 1 can peach pie filling
  • 1 can pineapple tidbits (drained)
  • 1 can mandarin oranges (drained)
  • 3 bananas

Directions:

Mix all of above together and refrigerate.

By Robin

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