Fruit Cocktail Salad Recipe

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"Convenient canned fruit and instant pudding mix streamline preparation of this refreshing medley," reports Karen Buhr from Gasport, New York. This shortcut salad can also be served as a sweet satisfying dessert for diabetics.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) fruit cocktail in juice
  • 1 can (20 ounces) unsweetened pineapple tidbits, drained
  • 1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 package (1 ounce) instant sugar-free vanilla pudding mix
  • 2 medium firm bananas, sliced

Nutritional Facts

One serving equals 88 calories, 101 mg sodium, 0 cholesterol, 22 gm carbohydrate, 1 gm protein, trace fat, 2 gm fiber. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 fruit.

Directions

  1. In a bowl, combine the fruit and lemon juice. Sprinkle with pudding mix. Stir gently for 1 minute or until mixture is thickened. Fold in bananas. Refrigerate until serving. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Fruit Cocktail Salad in Quick Cooking January/February 2000, p45

Nutritional Facts

One serving equals 88 calories, 101 mg sodium, 0 cholesterol, 22 gm carbohydrate, 1 gm protein, trace fat, 2 gm fiber. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 fruit.

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Reviewed May. 25, 2013

Easy, yummy and pretty good for you. The kids eat it up.

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Reviewed Mar. 13, 2013

This was delicious! I was looking for a light, refreshing fruit salad that I could enjoy even when I don't have fresh fruit on hand. This filled that desire perfectly! I didn't have bananas, so obviously left them out, and I added about a cup of mini-marshmallows. My husband and 4 boys all loved it and between the 6 of us, we finished off the whole thing in one meal!

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Reviewed May. 26, 2010

I have made this many times and lost the recipe. Thank heavens I found it again. It is easy, sweet, fresh, and cool for the summer! Thank-you for such a good idea!

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