Pistachio Fruit Salad Recipe

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"My husband, a diabetic, always smiles when he finds this fun and fluffy salad on the menu," shares Gail Bartlett from Hallowell, Maine. She pairs pistachio pudding with pineapple, oranges and other fruits for a tasty guilt-free treat.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 can (20 ounces) crushed unsweetened pineapple
  • 1 package (1 ounce) sugar-free instant pistachio pudding mix
  • 1 can (15 ounces) unsweetened fruit cocktail, drained
  • 1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1 cup reduced-fat whipped topping

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 122 calories, 1g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 62mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 2g fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 fruit.


  1. Drain pineapple, reserving juice. In a bowl, whisk together reserved juice and pudding mix for 2 minutes (mixture will be thick). Stir in the pineapple, fruit cocktail and mandarin oranges. Fold in whipped topping. Cover and refrigerate until serving. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Pistachio Fruit Salad in Light & Tasty April/May 2004, p47

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heathbar1984 User ID: 7186379 108096
Reviewed Apr. 14, 2013

"Great as a light dessert. I added some toasted pecans and coconut"

Summerjewl User ID: 2957013 108072
Reviewed Sep. 10, 2008

"I use a whole 12 ounce container

of cool whip when I make this recipe. I use extra cherries also. It's a wonderful fluff."

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