Jan Burch – Oh, this is a good one! I do this one a lot. People get excited and always ask for the “dressing” recipe. So simple but so delicious! Thank you for publishing it. It’s tested and approved by the family!
Rose Silver – This is definitely a recipe to keep and come back to often. A great tasting fruit salad. That’s my opinion, but don’t believe me. Make it yourself and you will really be convinced. It comes together very quickly and tastes BIG. Definitely a five-star recipe and worthy of a blue ribbon.
- I made this today. Oh, God, it’s good! I just made it so it’s not too cold to eat after dinner tonight, but I tried it and it’s amazing BEFORE it got cold, so I can only imagine how much better it will be tomorrow.
I used a 20 ounce can of pineapple chunks in their own juice, the pudding mix, a can of tangerine sections, strawberries and grapes. I didn’t add the banana because of the “darkening” factor.
I see that the author of this recipe put what looks like blueberries in her bowl for the main picture above. That adds another nice color and flavor. I’m sure this would be good with almost any fruit added.
Susan Oliver – This sounds great. I’m gonna try it with sugar-free gelatin… My fruit salad recipe consists of any fruit you want to use and mix it in a can of peach pie filling to make the syrup. I leave it overnight to be really good, but the downside is that it’s not sugar-free (apart from the natural sugar in the fruit).
Ellen Fourroux – This is a great fruit salad because it is full of summer fruits and has no melon as a filling. The pudding makes it perfect for flavor! I made it for a house party and there wasn’t a single bit left! A keeper!
Tammy T – I love this recipe! Pinched! A hint I make when I use fresh bananas in recipes, first I cut them in a bowl and add some fresh lemon and mix, then I drain them and then add them to the recipe. This delays the browning.
1 can(s) of pineapple chunks, in their own juice
1 can(s) of mandarins, drained
A bunch of green grapes, divided in half
1 kg strawberries , cut as you like.
1 small box of instant vanilla pudding (only the jelly brand – the others don’t taste good)
You can also add other fruits you like to this as you wish.
Pour the pineapple, juice and everything into a bowl. Add the pudding mixture and stir until creamy. Add the drained tangerines. Add additional fruit and stir thoroughly until coated and creamy.
Refrigerate the salad for a while until well chilled. Don’t let it stay too long or the bananas will brown. You can also serve it right after it is made without cooling. Personally, it is much better refrigerated.