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Creamy Tropical Fruit Salad

I needed a speedy salad for a luncheon recently, used what I had available and everyone loved it! Light, fluffy and full of fruit, this salad could double as a healthy dessert. You can also tuck it into the kids’ lunchboxes for a fun school-day treat. —Teri Lindquist, Gurnee, Illinois
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 2 cans (15-1/4 ounces each) mixed tropical fruit, drained
  • 1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1 medium banana, sliced
  • 1 cup miniature marshmallows
  • 1-1/2 cups vanilla yogurt
  • 1/4 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds, toasted


  • In a large bowl, combine the tropical fruit, oranges, banana and marshmallows. Add yogurt; toss gently to coat. Sprinkle with coconut and almonds. Refrigerate until serving.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 290 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 6mg cholesterol, 56mg sodium, 59g carbohydrate (21g sugars, 3g fiber), 5g protein.

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  • tkuehl
    Oct 31, 2019

    This recipe is a hit at my ladies bible study breakfast. I do substitute the mixed tropical fruit with just one can of pineapple chunks, and then add 2 cups of red seedless grapes. I also chill the pineapple chunks and mandarin oranges in the refrigerator overnight, so that when I assemble everything is cold. It helps if you add the bananas just before serving to prevent browning.

  • erinmarie78
    Feb 18, 2016

    Great recipe! I make as is, except I leave out the coconut as no one in my family likes it. I make this all the time - and I love that you can mix and match whatever fruit you have on hand.

  • Judat
    Apr 19, 2015

    I made this for the first time yesterday for a dinner party.Everyone loved it, including my husband who is a very fussy eater.I will make it again.

  • dawnrosanne
    Feb 28, 2015

    I used a combination of low fat mango yogurt and vanilla yogurt in it instead of just plain vanilla. This is a yummy inexpensive fruit salad.

  • jaransom
    Apr 13, 2013

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  • searay418
    Feb 12, 2013

    I needed more servings but didn't want to double the recipe so I added a can of peach pie filling. It was wonderful!

  • lljenkins49
    Nov 3, 2012

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  • debnbrian
    Sep 10, 2011

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  • linsvin
    Dec 2, 2010

    Nice twist to traditional fruit salad loved the coconut. Would make this more in the summertime

  • jeff1
    Jan 2, 2010

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