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Orange Tapioca Salad Recipe

Orange Tapioca Salad Recipe

Fresh, fruity flavor makes this pretty salad popular with all ages. Our whole family really digs into its fluffy goodness. I can put it together in the morning or even the night before and pop it in the fridge until suppertime. —Denise Nebel, Wayland, Iowa
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling YIELD:12-14 servings


  • 3 cups water
  • 1 package (3 ounces) orange gelatin
  • 1 package (3.4 ounces) instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 package (3 ounces) tapioca pudding mix
  • 1 can (15 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1 can (8 ounces) crushed pineapple, drained
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed


  • 1. In a saucepan, bring water to a boil. Whisk in gelatin and pudding mixes. Return to a boil, stirring constantly; boil for 1 minute. Remove from the heat and cool completely. Fold in oranges, pineapple and whipped topping. Spoon into a serving bowl. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours. Yield: 12-14 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 146 calories, 3g fat (3g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 142mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (24g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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delowenstein User ID: 3766053 249971
Reviewed Jul. 1, 2016

"I had the chance to make this salad just this past month and I'd used the tapioca pudding mix which was just "Cook & Serve". I simply followed this recipe as it was presented and it worked out very well! This recipe is definitely a keeper! Thank you for sharing!


StellaB57 User ID: 2559156 19084
Reviewed Aug. 27, 2014

"Wonderful! Couldn't find the tapioca so I substituted Instant Coconut Pudding. It gave it an extra tropical boost!"

crazy4my4 User ID: 1313834 48683
Reviewed Jun. 20, 2013

"Love this recipe!! Have made it for many years. So delicious just as written! Made it at the beach this week . . . added more oranges & it was great! Had to give out recipe!"

Amy-in-Guinea User ID: 6324381 46412
Reviewed Nov. 22, 2011

"This is a Thanksgiving favorite in my family. However, I haven't been able to find tapioca pudding mix in years. I use 3 Tbsp tapioca and 1/3 cup sugar. I'm wondering if there are other suggestions?"

debnbrian User ID: 536671 20989
Reviewed Sep. 10, 2011

"This is a favorite at our house."

msdaisey User ID: 1222542 48137
Reviewed Jul. 11, 2011

"took this to a church potluck.hardly any was eaten...ended up htrowing the rest

out. i personally thought it was pretty good
don't know why it wasn't well received"

ajkoch User ID: 6001834 18143
Reviewed Jun. 10, 2011

"This is a family favorite! My Husband gets so excited when he sees this on the table! It reminds us of Orange Dreamsicles. So fresh and creamy and great for summer time. I used Kraft Minute Tapioca as well and it turned out perfect!"

jetluvs2cook User ID: 1675049 46210
Reviewed Jan. 12, 2011

"also I used the cook & serve tapioca mix and it turned out fine...."

jetluvs2cook User ID: 1675049 46209
Reviewed Jan. 12, 2011

"emilybohman did you boil it long enough?

I made this for Christmas and used 2 cans of oranges instead of 1.....I LOVE this salad! One of my favorites!!!"

emilybohman User ID: 2555934 15285
Reviewed Jan. 12, 2011

"Mine turned out runny and never set up. Does anyone know why? I used all brand-name products and no generics. I made sure everything was drained thoroughly. I was disappointed by the outcome."

cbea User ID: 1224127 42045
Reviewed Jul. 6, 2010

"I make this all the time! It is delicious and versatile! It is enough to fill 2 graham cracker pie crusts; perfect for the holidays! Change the flavor by using different flavors of jello and corresponding fruit! (This recipe does not call for instant tapioca) A family favorite!"

nordness1014 User ID: 1321018 46205
Reviewed Jan. 16, 2010

"Made this dish as a side at our Christmas gathering this year. It was a hit with the kids, but the adults enjoyed it too!"

fishrgal User ID: 1182152 48681
Reviewed Dec. 15, 2009

"This is GREAT! Am asked for the recipe every time I take it to a gathering. Wouldn't change a thing!"

dabelford User ID: 1734635 42044
Reviewed Jul. 13, 2009

"Also excellent made with strawberry gelatin & halved strawberries


teacher-pat User ID: 2118709 42043
Reviewed Jul. 6, 2009

"I made the recipe with 2 cups water and the jello and vanilla pudding. i used a can of already prepared tapioca pudding and added with the whipped topping. It turned out fine."

hi2udlr User ID: 3655802 20988
Reviewed Apr. 9, 2009

"Linda, I too cannot find instant tapioca any more. I have made this with the cook and serve and it just does'nt have the lightness that it use too. Still love the salad tho."

Linda Edwards User ID: 1727043 20987
Reviewed Mar. 26, 2009

"Can't find tapioca pudding mix. Just the cook and serve version. Whatever happened to the instant tapioca pudding mix?


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