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Simple Marshmallow Fruit Salad

 Simple Marshmallow Fruit Salad
For a taste of summer sunshine, Marana, Arizona’s Marian Bauerle whips up this quick, refreshing salad. “It’s pretty enough to double as a dessert,” she notes. “Peach yogurt and coconut really dress up the canned fruit cocktail.” TIP: LEFTOVER MINI MARSHMALLOWS CAN BE ADDED TO HOMEMADE TRAIL MIX OR A BOWL OF CEREAL OR USED AS A TOPPING FOR A BAKED SWEET POTATO ALONG WITH BUTTER AND CINNAMON.
2 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 15 min.


  • 1 can (8 ounces) fruit cocktail, drained
  • 1 medium firm banana, halved and sliced
  • 1/2 cup miniature marshmallows
  • 1/3 cup peach yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons flaked coconut
  • 2 maraschino cherries, optional


  • In a bowl, combine the fruit cocktail, banana and marshmallows.
  • Combine yogurt and mayonnaise until blended; add to fruit mixture
  • and stir to coat. Spoon into individual dishes; top with coconut and
  • a cherry if desired. Yield: 2 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 cup (prepared with fat-free mayonnaise; calculated without cherries) equals 258 calories, 3 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 4 mg cholesterol, 170 mg sodium, 58 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 3 g protein.