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Morning Fruit Salad Recipe

Morning Fruit Salad Recipe

“My best friend made this refreshing salad for lunch one hot summer day,” says Nikki Gaines of Covington, Georgia. “It was so good, I just had to have the recipe. Now I make it every chance I get. It’s always a hit at picnics and church brunches.”
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:6-8 servings


  • 1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1-1/2 cups seedless grapes, halved
  • 2 small apples, chopped
  • 2 small bananas, sliced
  • 1/3 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 cup maraschino cherries, halved
  • 1/4 cup raisins


  • 1. Drain oranges, reserving 4-1/2 teaspoons juice (discard remaining juice or save for another use). In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise and reserved juice.
  • 2. In a large bowl, combine the oranges, grapes, apples, bananas, coconut, walnuts, cherries and raisins. Divide among serving dishes; drizzle with mayonnaise mixture. Serve immediately. Yield: 6-8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 232 calories, 13g fat (3g saturated fat), 4mg cholesterol, 74mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (23g sugars, 3g fiber), 2g protein.

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Reviewed May. 9, 2011

"I made this fruit salad for mother's day and we loved it! I didn't use walnuts or raisins and used miracle whip instead of mayo and it turned out great!"

Reviewed Oct. 12, 2009

"I've had a fruit salad similar to this one and it was great but, I'm excited to try it with yogurt! That sounds fabulous."

Reviewed Apr. 29, 2009

"i make a fruit salad like this one but instead of using mayo i use vanilla yogurt."

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