Fruit Bowl with Mandarin Dressing Recipe

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In this recipe, fresh fruit is refreshingly cool, while the dressing adds just the right amount of sweetness. This colorful salad makes a nice addition to any buffet table.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES:8-10 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES: 8-10 servings


  • 2 cups cubed watermelon
  • 2 cups cubed cantaloupe
  • 2 cups seedless grapes, halved
  • 2 cups halved fresh strawberries
  • 2 cups fresh blueberries
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 cup marshmallow creme
  • 2 teaspoons grated gingerroot or 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange peel

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1/2 cup) equals 260 calories, 18 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 8 mg cholesterol, 133 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 1 g protein.


  1. Combine fruit in a large bowl. Cover and chill. In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise, marshmallow creme, ginger and orange peel; gently mix until smooth. Serve over fruit. Yield: 8-10 servings (1-1/2 cups dressing).
Originally published as Fruit Bowl with Mandarin Dressing in Home-Style Soups, Salad and Sandwiches Cookbook 1996, p77

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Reviewed May. 26, 2011

"this recipe taste great. i did put the mixture into a small food processor though as it was sort of glumpy. turned out great!"

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