Fish Eye Salad (tapioca Fruit Salad)

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

This recipe is from my Mother in Law. My brother in law told my kids not to eat grandma's salad because it was made with fish eyes!! It took them a while to convince them that there were no fish eyes in the salad and now they love this treat. They even request it by asking for the Fish Eye Salad--hence the name! Prep time does not include the overnight soaking of the tapioca

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 236.59 ml pearl tapioca
  • 473.18 ml water
  • 473.18 ml milk
  • 4.92 ml salt
  • 177.44 ml sugar
  • 566.99 g can fruit cocktail, , drained
  • 177.44 ml whipped cream (my mother in law uses Nutriwhip non dairy whipped topping)


  1. Soak tapioca and water over night,drain Add milk and salt and cook until transparent.
  2. Add sugar, and cool.
  3. Add fruit cocktail.
  4. Fold in whipped cream.
  5. Chill.


Most Helpful

Do I boil the milk first before adding in the drained tapioca?

Alicia H. February 23, 2016

Excellent recipe with a beautiful photo provided by the chef--thanks, we love this recipe:)PeggyLynn

Peggy Lynn February 05, 2006

This is a great variation on plain tapioca! I like the fact that it doesn't use egggs. Ever since DH had salmonilla, I'm concerned about undercooked/raw eggs even egg whites.

Countrywife September 10, 2005

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