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), 0mg cholesterol, 142mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (24g sugars, trace 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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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!


Reviewed Aug. 27, 2014

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

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!"

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?"

Reviewed Sep. 10, 2011

"This is a favorite at our house."

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