Citrus Salad Recipe
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Citrus Salad Recipe

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My mom always made this salad for Christmas dinner, so it's been a family favorite for many years. I teach special education at the high school level and often incorporate cooking into my lessons. Whenever we make this recipe at school, it's always a hit with the students.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling
MAKES:6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling
MAKES: 6-8 servings


  • 1 cup cubed fresh pineapple
  • 1 cup fresh orange pieces
  • 1 cup fresh tangerine pieces or 1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 1/2 cup miniature marshmallows
  • 1/2 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • Lettuce leaves, optional

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 143 calories, 7g fat (5g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 34mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the fruit sour cream, marshmallows and coconut. Cover and refrigerate for several hours. If desired, serve in a lettuce-lined bowl or on individual lettuce-lined plates. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Citrus Salad in Country October/November 1993, p51

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FriedaG User ID: 1671534 7648
Reviewed Feb. 7, 2008

"Ooh, this is so good that my family members have been known to fight over the last morsel left in the bowl. I often double the recipe and once I even tripled it. It always turns out great."

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