5 Cup Salad

"This is quick and easy to make for that last minute "have to take something" and always gets wiped out. I have a really hard time keeping my family out of it long enough to cover it and put it in the refrigerator. We like to save the drained juices for a refreshing beverage."
 
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photo by Shirl J 831 photo by Shirl J 831
photo by Shirl J 831 photo by Shirl J 831
Ready In:
5mins
Ingredients:
5
Serves:
6-8
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ingredients

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directions

  • Toss pineapple, mandarin oranges, marshmallows and coconut lightly together.
  • Fold in Cool Whip.
  • Serve immediately or chill in refrigerator for later.

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Reviews

  1. Merlot
    What a great fruit salad! So light and refreshing. I made this exactly as you stated except I added a few green grapes just because I had some on hand and wanted to use them up. This is so easy to make. Something I plan on making many times over again. Thanks so much for sharing this lovely salad.
     
  2. Knobby
    Recipe was quick and easy. It also tasted great. I used plain yogurt instead of cool whip and it still turned out. My kids loved it.
     
  3. princess buttercup
    Great summer or holiday salad. So simple to make. (my 8 Y/O daughter made this "for me". Will be making this again.
     
  4. Cindy Lynn
    Feel free to substitute fruit cocktail or other canned fruits of your choice for the pineapple.
     
  5. BeachGirl
    A light, delicious way to serve canned fruit. I made ahead 1 day and it kept well in refrigerator. I did drain fruit and then drained again on paper towels. I added 1/8 tsp cinnamon and 1/8 tsp. nutmeg to dressing. A brunch of 12 people rated it as very, very good - 5 star! I will make this again.
     
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Tweaks

  1. Cindy Lynn
    Feel free to substitute fruit cocktail or other canned fruits of your choice for the pineapple.
     
  2. Busy Lindsay
    So quick and yummy! It is also good with fruit cocktail instead of pineapple; and if you're not a fan of coconut you can skip it and it still tastes great.
     
  3. Soup Fly
    My family has this for Thanksgiving, Christmas and various get-togethers during the summer. We use sour cream instead of Cool Whip and it is SO good! Best to make it the night before so the flavors meld together. The sour cream and fruit juices soak into the marshmallows a bit... YUM!
     
  4. Knobby
    Recipe was quick and easy. It also tasted great. I used plain yogurt instead of cool whip and it still turned out. My kids loved it.
     

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