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Tangy Fruit Salad

 Tangy Fruit Salad
I got this recipe from dear friends many years ago, and it has been a mainstay at my house ever since. This salad is a sweet refreshing side dish or light dessert.—Darlene Alexander, Nekoosa, Wisconsin
6-8 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.


  • 1 can (20 ounces) pineapple chunks
  • 1 can (15 ounces) fruit cocktail, drained
  • 1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained
  • 2 medium bananas, sliced
  • 2 medium apples or pears, cut into chunks
  • 1 cup sliced fresh strawberries, optional
  • 1 package (3.4 ounces) instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1/4 cup orange breakfast drink mix


  • Drain pineapple juice into a small bowl; set aside. In a large
  • serving bowl, combine the pineapple, fruit cocktail, mandarin
  • oranges, bananas, apples and strawberries if desired.
  • Whisk the pudding mix and drink mix into the reserved pineapple
  • juice. Fold into fruit mixture. Refrigerate before serving. Yield:
  • 6-8 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 cup) equals 221 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 177 mg sodium, 57 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 1 g protein.