Christine Mills relies on convenient cans of pineapple chunks, fruit cocktail and mandarin oranges to speed up this marshmallow fluff. The Buffalo, New York subscriber dresses up the salad a bit by stirring in the rich sour cream and chopped pecans for a pleasant crunch.
"I liked the dressing on a Hawaiian chicken salad I tried at a restaurant, so I devised my own through trial and error," writes Lynn Merrifield, Watrous, Saskatchewan. "I make this salad at least once a week. You can also add mandarin oranges or pineapple chunks."
Sharon Mensing from Greenfield, Iowa combines two kid-friendly flavors in this speedy salad. "Children can help out by slicing and arranging the bananas," she suggests. "Then just stir up the dressing and serve in minutes."
To dress up breakfast, Romaine Wetzel tosses together a fruit medley, then dollops in with citrus-flavored topping. "I sometimes serve the orange cream as a dip alongside fruit," notes the Ronks, Pennsylvania subscriber.
"Every year, we go on a 5-day camping trip and plan ahead for all of our meals," relates Lynn Johnson from Alexandria, Minnesota. "I always prepare and freeze this salad beforehand. It stays fresh right through to the last day."
This busy beach scene is easy to create when you stir crushed pineapple into berry blue gelatin, chill, then top with graham cracker crumb "sand". Add fun details with simple store-bought items like gummy fish, chocolate seashells, paper umbrellas and more.
"It's easy to put dinner together on a busy night when you prepare this salad with its delicious pizza flavor," says Sandra Castillo of Sun Prairie, Wisconsin. "I often cut a block of mozzarella into cubes rather than using shredded cheese," she notes.
Perk up an ordinary salad with this tangy mixture shared by Shawn Nelson of Evansville, Indiana. With sweetness from pineapple juice and a but of zip from cumin, her salad dressing is a refreshing change of pace.