For ease, versatility, and presentation this is fabulous! I used sugar-free vanilla pudding and this was just fabulous! Actually, I just finished throwing it together and hubby has yet to register his opinion but there might not be any left for him to try! At least these extra pounds will consist of fresh fruit! This a keeper – ZERO POINT!!
Did you know that a traditional “5-cup fruit salad” uses sour cream as the sauce? I’m sorry, but does anyone else cringe at that thought? Sour cream…really? This fruit salad recipe has the same delicious creamy flavor, but uses Greek yogurt instead. Delicious! Plus it takes all of 10 minutes to throw together. It’s the perfect side for family gatherings, holidays, or parties where you want something fun and something everyone will love!
Quick Tip: You can make a creamy version using Greek yogurt, is sweet and creamy without the added calories!
What you need:
1 can(s)pineapple chunks, in their own juice
1 can(s)mandarin oranges, drained
1 bunchgreen grapes, halved
1 pkgstrawberries, sliced however you want
1 boxsmall box of vanilla instant pudding (jell-o brand only – others just don’t taste right)
1you can also add other fruits that you like to this as you please
How To Make it:
Pour the pineapple, juice and all into a bowl. Add the pudding mix and stir until creamy. Stir in the DRAINED mandarin oranges. Add additional fruit and stir in completely until covered and creamy.
Refrigerate the salad for a while until it is nice and chilled. Don’t let it sit to long or the banana’s will turn brown. You can also serve right after making this without chilling. Personally, it is much better chilled.