Lemonade Pudding Fruit Salad Recipe
- 1 medium honeydew, peeled, seeded and cubed
- 1 medium cantaloupe, peeled, seeded and cubed
- 2 cups cubed seedless watermelon
- 2 medium peaches, sliced
- 2 medium nectarines, sliced
- 1 cup seedless red grapes
- 1 cup halved fresh strawberries
- 1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained
- 2 medium kiwifruit, peeled, halved and sliced
- 2 medium firm bananas, sliced
- 1 large Granny Smith apple, cubed
- 1 can (12 ounces) frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed
- 1 package (3.4 ounces) instant vanilla pudding mix
- 1. In a large bowl, combine the first nine ingredients. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
- 2. Just before serving, stir in bananas and apple. Combine lemonade concentrate and dry pudding mix; pour over fruit and toss to coat. Yield: 20 servings (3/4 cup each).
3/4 cup: 129 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 78mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (28g sugars, 2g fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fruit.
Reviews for Lemonade Pudding Fruit Salad
"I took this to a family dinner and everyone liked it. I was surprised that even in late winter I was able to find all of the fruit except the peaches. Very good recipe."
"I just make this salad without the lemonade sauce and is always a hit"
"It was a pretty salad but all I could taste was the awful sourness of the lemonade. It over-rode everything. If I make it again, the lemonade will be cut in half, at least, or replaced with something else. For all the work of chopping the fruit, it was a bust."
"It was OK for me, other people really liked it. For me I felt it was too tangy I guess. I like my fruit a little sweeter."
"Not going to be a fam-fav"
"This was a big hit at our church's social hour. I was impressed with how the apples and bananas did not turn brown (because of the lemonade). One person told me it tasted like "spring" in a dish!! This is a keeper."
"Love the dressing makes a great fruit salad,"
"I've usually added only a little lemon juice over fruit salads, but thought this might be an improvement. My family and I didn't care for the flavor of the vanilla pudding with the fruit. I'm not sure if a lemon pudding mix would be much different, but I think we'll just stick with lemon juice for flavor and to avoid adding extra sugar and calories. I'm glad others have enjoyed this."
"We really enjoyed the "dressing" for our fruit salad which was composed of both fresh and frozen fruits. I want to try pistachio instant pudding and frozen pina colada mix"
"I changed this a little because my Dad can't have the Kiwi or the Strawberries, so I added different color grapes & apples, my Family loves this for family get togethers!"
"a very nice summer salad."
"You know your salad is a hit when you come home with an empty bowl! This one goes in the "keep" section!"
"Very nice! I used banana pudding instead of vanilla and used the fruit I had on hand....watermelon, strawberries, apple, canned peaches and mandarin oranges."
"Great recipe! The vanilla pudding and lemonade dressing is nice twist. I used two different sized melon ballers to scoop out the melons for added visual interest."
"Love the lemonade and vanilla pudding. Plan to use this at friend's party and also have pound cake on the side. Wonderful, great for summer and something different!"
"My Mom gave me this same recipe many, many years ago. The only difference is that instead of frozen lemonade concentrate, she used orange frozen concentrate. So try that too. It works just as well."
"This truly is fabulous!"
"i make a simular recipie for our outings, but i add pineapple and marachino cherries, (drained) I reserve the juice and add that to a box of cooking vanilla pudding instead of the milk, then cool and add to fruit, it is very good too"
"This is so easy and tastes great!"
"I've made this for church gatherings and to take to others' houses for when someone was in the hospital. It was a big hit with everyone!"
"Fabulous Fruit salad. Made this recipe on Saturday for a family cookout. It was a big hit - it was gone in a matter of minutes. Several people have requested the recipe. Another winnner @ taste of home. awashington"
"The sauce/dressing for this fruit salad is very runny-it fills up half the serving bowl with liquid. When served on a plate, it ran all over the hamburgers, chips, etc. and got everything wet. Sauce needs to be thickened up, perhaps by using only half the lemonade. Consider serving this salad on the side in a small sauce dish."