Morning Fruit Salad Recipe
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Morning Fruit Salad Recipe

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“My best friend made this refreshing salad for lunch one hot summer day,” says Nikki Gaines of Covington, Georgia. “It was so good, I just had to have the recipe. Now I make it every chance I get. It’s always a hit at picnics and church brunches.”
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 6-8 servings


  • 1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1-1/2 cups seedless grapes, halved
  • 2 small apples, chopped
  • 2 small bananas, sliced
  • 1/3 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 cup maraschino cherries, halved
  • 1/4 cup raisins

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 232 calories, 13g fat (3g saturated fat), 4mg cholesterol, 74mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (23g sugars, 3g fiber), 2g protein.


  1. Drain oranges, reserving 4-1/2 teaspoons juice (discard remaining juice or save for another use). In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise and reserved juice.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the oranges, grapes, apples, bananas, coconut, walnuts, cherries and raisins. Divide among serving dishes; drizzle with mayonnaise mixture. Serve immediately. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Morning Fruit Salad in Simple & Delicious March/April 2007, p11

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MrsHanna User ID: 5477667 96621
Reviewed May. 9, 2011

"I made this fruit salad for mother's day and we loved it! I didn't use walnuts or raisins and used miracle whip instead of mayo and it turned out great!"

amykay User ID: 4079288 95340
Reviewed Oct. 12, 2009

"I've had a fruit salad similar to this one and it was great but, I'm excited to try it with yogurt! That sounds fabulous."

marob532 User ID: 516169 95339
Reviewed Apr. 29, 2009

"i make a fruit salad like this one but instead of using mayo i use vanilla yogurt."

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