Orange Tapioca Salad Recipe
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Orange Tapioca Salad Recipe

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Fresh, fruity flavor makes this pretty salad popular with all ages. Our whole family really digs into its fluffy goodness. I can put it together in the morning or even the night before and pop it in the fridge until suppertime. —Denise Nebel, Wayland, Iowa
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES:12-14 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES: 12-14 servings


  • 3 cups water
  • 1 package (3 ounces) orange gelatin
  • 1 package (3.4 ounces) instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 package (3 ounces) tapioca pudding mix
  • 1 can (15 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1 can (8 ounces) crushed pineapple, drained
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 146 calories, 3g fat (3g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 142mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (24g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.


  1. In a saucepan, bring water to a boil. Whisk in gelatin and pudding mixes. Return to a boil, stirring constantly; boil for 1 minute. Remove from the heat and cool completely. Fold in oranges, pineapple and whipped topping. Spoon into a serving bowl. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours. Yield: 12-14 servings.
Originally published as Orange Tapioca Salad in Taste of Home June/July 1997 , p31

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delowenstein User ID: 3766053 249971
Reviewed Jul. 1, 2016

"I had the chance to make this salad just this past month and I'd used the tapioca pudding mix which was just "Cook & Serve". I simply followed this recipe as it was presented and it worked out very well! This recipe is definitely a keeper! Thank you for sharing!


StellaB57 User ID: 2559156 19084
Reviewed Aug. 27, 2014

"Wonderful! Couldn't find the tapioca so I substituted Instant Coconut Pudding. It gave it an extra tropical boost!"

crazy4my4 User ID: 1313834 48683
Reviewed Jun. 20, 2013

"Love this recipe!! Have made it for many years. So delicious just as written! Made it at the beach this week . . . added more oranges & it was great! Had to give out recipe!"

Amy-in-Guinea User ID: 6324381 46412
Reviewed Nov. 22, 2011

"This is a Thanksgiving favorite in my family. However, I haven't been able to find tapioca pudding mix in years. I use 3 Tbsp tapioca and 1/3 cup sugar. I'm wondering if there are other suggestions?"

debnbrian User ID: 536671 20989
Reviewed Sep. 10, 2011

"This is a favorite at our house."

msdaisey User ID: 1222542 48137
Reviewed Jul. 11, 2011

"took this to a church potluck.hardly any was eaten...ended up htrowing the rest

out. i personally thought it was pretty good
don't know why it wasn't well received"

ajkoch User ID: 6001834 18143
Reviewed Jun. 10, 2011

"This is a family favorite! My Husband gets so excited when he sees this on the table! It reminds us of Orange Dreamsicles. So fresh and creamy and great for summer time. I used Kraft Minute Tapioca as well and it turned out perfect!"

jetluvs2cook User ID: 1675049 46210
Reviewed Jan. 12, 2011

"also I used the cook & serve tapioca mix and it turned out fine....

this if from my blog..."

jetluvs2cook User ID: 1675049 46209
Reviewed Jan. 12, 2011

"emilybohman did you boil it long enough?

I made this for Christmas and used 2 cans of oranges instead of 1.....I LOVE this salad! One of my favorites!!!"

emilybohman User ID: 2555934 15285
Reviewed Jan. 12, 2011

"Mine turned out runny and never set up. Does anyone know why? I used all brand-name products and no generics. I made sure everything was drained thoroughly. I was disappointed by the outcome."

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