Pina Colada Fruit Salad Recipe
- 1 can (10 ounces) frozen non-alcoholic pina colada mix, thawed
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup pineapple-orange juice
- 1/8 teaspoon almond extract
- 1/8 teaspoon coconut extract
- 1-1/2 cups green grapes
- 1-1/2 cups seedless red grapes
- 1-1/2 cups fresh blueberries
- 1-1/2 cups halved fresh strawberries
- 1 can (8 ounces) pineapple chunks, drained
- 1/2 cup fresh raspberries
- Thinly sliced fresh mint, optional
- 1. For dressing, mix first five ingredients until sugar is dissolved. Place fruit in a large bowl; toss gently with dressing.
- 2. Refrigerate, covered, until serving. If desired, top with mint. Yield: 8 servings.
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3/4 cup: 225 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 17mg sodium, 53g carbohydrate (49g sugars, 2g fiber), 1g protein.
Reviews for Pina Colada Fruit Salad
"Made this for a dinner party this weekend. Loved it. Could cut back on the sugar to maybe a 1 / 4 cup as the fruit and juices are sweet as well. I did not have pineapple chunks but I did have crushed pineapple. Using the juice from the pineapples combined with 1 / 4 cup of orange juice worked. Mixed the crushed pineapple and the juicesl in with the pina colada mix."
"The pina colada mixture was too sweet and overpowering. Also, there was way too much liquid for the amount of fruit and I didn't even put it all in. The liquid was also unappealing looking. Wish it had worked out better."
"Such a refreshing taste from the pina colada mix. It is such a versatile recipe. You can mix and match fruit to suit your taste!"
"Delicious..I used frozen pineapple,added flaked sweet coconut and blackberries. I omitted the sugar and extracts.It was so refreshing..Will make it again."
"When I saw this recipe in my Simple and Delicious magazine for April/May, I couldn't wait to try it. Had it for dessert tonight, YUM! I just had orange juice at home, and it was really good. Will make again. Thank you for sharing this recipe."
"I used fresh pineapple chunks, 9 oz. Pina Colada mix and 4 oz. Coconut Rum. I added no juice. It has a great flavor. We made a meal of just the fruit. Thank you."
"i used fresh pineapple chunks and 1/2 can of the pc mix and 1/2 the sugar as well - mixed it all up and let it chill overnite in the fridge... so much better the next day - I served it over angel or plane pound cake and cool whip - so yum! next time I make this will add some mango!"
"Sounds great - Looking at the picture - what are the greens I see?"
"Needs a splash of rum"
"Made this for the fourth, it was a big hit. Thank's for the recipe. LeeAnn Treacher Elkhart,In"
"Too much liquid for the amount of ingredients. Second time I made it, I eliminated the pina colada mix and orange juice. I did add an apple, banana, cantaloupe and sprinkled lime juice over the salad with a sprinkle of kosher salt. It worked for us. Next day the juices from the fruit came out and was just as good. The lime juice helped the apples and bananas from turning brown. I guess it's a completely different recipe."
"I thought this was a bit too sweet and the Pina Colada tasted fake. Since it was so sweet already I didn't add the extra sugar. My guests enjoyed it though. Maybe it is better when it sets as I see someone said in their review."
"Great idea using the pina colada mix! Going to try this this weekend!!"
"I found that there was enough syrup to allow me to double the fruit. Also, blueberries weren't in season so I substituted blackberries that were this weeks grocery special. Would be great with either fruit."
"Even better the second day"
"This was a hit"
"Great recipe! I made one change to the recipe. Instead of buying a Pina Colada drink mix, I used 1 c. of pineapple juice combined with 1 c. of Cream of coconut. Not only was it a little healthier, I think it tastes just as good."
"This was good, but will not put the extracts in next time. They overpowered the fruit. Not sure if it was a keeper yet."
"What a great fruit salad! All you need to do is buy a bunch of fruit, add a few extras and mix it all together. I'm not a huge fan of coconut, but still loved this. It was a big hit with the family."
"Followed the advice of everyone and left out the sugar and poured the dressing over the fruit before serving. It was the first thing my dinner guests commented on. They LOVED it and so did we. Definitely a keeper."
"This is a very tasty salad! I took the sweet-meter one step higher by mixing the dressing with a box of instant vanilla pudding. Wow! Sweet? yes...delicious? yes. I didn't add the sugar and put about a quarter of the dressing on the salad (as other reviewers suggested). The pudding I served as a "topping". The salad was great and the topping was a yummy experiment.I only gave it 4 stars because, inexplicately, none of the kids liked the salad. Crazy kids!"
"My daughter's idea: mix the dressing and serve on the side allowing guests touse as they desire. Works great and keeps the fruit from getting soft."
"Delicious! Washed the fruit and made the dressing well in advance (left out 1/2 c sugar), chilled all in the fridge. 10 min before serving I mixed it together, adding toasted flaked coconut and fresh minced mint, chilled again until we ate. Next time would only make 1/2 the dressing as there is plenty. We loved this salad and so did our friends! Keeper!"
"Wow! What wonderful flavor. I made this for a summer party. I enjoyed sitting back and watching people put it into their mouths the first time. They had this strange looks, like "wow, what is on this fruit?!" Everyone loved it! I can't stay out of it. I hope my husband gets rid of the juice before I hold the bowl up to my mouth and drink it!"
"The flavor of this fruit salad is refreshingly different. If I make it again, I will add only about 1/2 of the can of pina colada mix and will probably not add any additional sugar. The leftover mix went down the drain since the fruit was completely drenched in the liquid and, swimming in all of the extraneous juices, did not look very appetizing to my family."
"Delish, I also added a couple different mellons, and sliced a banana in just before serving. I didn't add the coconut extract."
"I've also made this twice for Pot Lucks and it had great reviews. I also used just the Pina Colada with no sugar or additional juices. Right before serving I poured off excess dressing so it doesn't sit in bottom of bowl. I didn't add the pineapple until shortly before serving; when left overnight it took on the red color from berries, did anyone else have that problem?"
"Made this for a family gathering and it was a hit! Kids loved it as did the adults!! Everyone asked for the recipe."
"Made this without sugar also. Used prepared pina colada mix, approx 1/2cup. It was a big hit."
"I could eat this every day! Delicious!"
"Light and refreshing. I've already made this recipe three times since discovering it a week ago!"
"OMG this is wonderful !!! I also left out the sugar , it's sweet enough without . My granddaughter-in-law and I eat this for breakfast and a late night snack . It's sooo good . And leaving off the sugar makes it less than 196 calories a 3/4 cup ."
"The added sprinkling of green on top is indeed fresh mint! Makes it pretty and adds a little zing to the salad."
"My family and friends just LOVE this salad! So tasty and refreshing!"
"What other fruits has anyone tried? How about bananas, pears,etc.?"
"This sounds wonderful for a summer potluck."
"Done this for 'Pot Lucks;' there were NO left overs ... tongue marks in the bowl ... yes, left overs? No.Simplify this a tad and just get a bottle of PQLotta base mix from any store and use that as the dressing."
"What a great refreshing salad, I have made this twice already.JO4-the green "chips" as you call it -seen in the picture is no doubt chiffonaded mint. That is rolled up leaves of the mint that is sliced thin and added often to salads, drinks or as a simple garnish."
"What is the flaked green pieces on the the salad? It was not listed in the ingredients or as an extra in the the end of the directions."
"I have to be careful with sugar so I used Splenda (3 to 4 envelopes) instead. Maybe next time I'll let the natural sugars do it for me."
"Dear Terry,I am pretty sure the little green things are chopped mint. Being part Lebanese we use mint in a salad called Tabouli and I have added chopped mint to fruit before and it adds a nice flavor to it, but use fresh mint."
"Sounds wonderful! I have not made it yet, but I think I will, and very soon!! To me, the green strips in the photo look like coconut that has been colored with green food coloring. It would make sense to me that it would be coconut as it's a Pina Colada recipe...."
"I made this for a family memorial day picnic that we are attending today. It is a really good tasting salad and am hoping all members of family like it. The only changeI made - instead of buying pineapple/orange juice (for 1/2 cup), I mixed some of the canned pineapple juice (from the pineapple called for) with orange juice to total 1/2 cup. Worked fine."
"Are the green strips shown in the photo possibly mint leaves?"
"This was delicious, everyone loved it. I took the advice of several reviewers and did not add the sugar. I also only used about a 1&1/3 cup of coating, which was plenty and I'd even use less next time. The raspberries got a little soggy, but still tasted great. It was gone from a group of 6 people at a dinner get-together and was an easy treat to bring. :)"
"I doubled the recipe, did not use any sugar and used pineapple extract instead of the almond and coconut extracts. The fruit seemed to be drowning in the sauce, so next time I might double the fruit, but not the sauce ingredients. Still very good flavor!"
"Any summer fruit will work in this yummy fruit salad. Since coconut is not a favorite flavor in my home, I substituted the pina colada concentrate with pinapple-strawberry concentrate, and used regular oragnge juice rather than pinappe-orange. I eliminated the coconut extract, sticking with the almond extract alone. As other members suggested, I left out the 1/2 cup sugar. Because it's easy, light, and delicious, I've used this dish for picnics, pot lucks, and as a side dish for an all inclusive entree, like chicken pot pie."
"This is an extremely easy and delicious recipe! At the suggestion of other reviewers, I did not add any of the sugar and I agree, the pina colada mix is sufficiently sweet."
"What are the little green strips in the photo? Parsley? Cilantro?"
"Love this! Unique and simple. I didn't use coconut extract and reduced sugar to 1/4 cup of sugar and everyone LOVED it :)"
"when i got this recipe and made it for the first time i knew it was a winner, it was gone within minutes. love it."
"This is amazing! So good. I used the exact fruit it called for. I did not add any sugar because the pina colada mix has more than enough. Perfect treat!!! Will definately make again!!!"
"Made this for a baby shower, and it was a hit. I used about 1/8 cup of sugar, added about 1/3 cup flaked coconut, and just used fruit that was in season/cheaper. This was delicious. It did get quite soggy after a little while, could have been the types of fruit I chose. Would not mix together until immediately before serving."
"This is an amazing recipe! Thank you!"
"This salad was absolutely delicious! What a hit with my family. Will make this often."
"Loved this!!!!!!!!! We really loved the flavor of this. :o) This one is a keeper!"
"I've made this 3 times now and keep reducing the sugar -- I would not put in any sugar at all -- the fruit and the pina colada mix are PLENTY!!! I get rave reviews each time I make it. Very good and quite the crowd pleaser -- good to take to a potluck/picnic!"
"I added toasted coconut to this and WOW! I will definately be making this again, SOON"
"What a different way to serve a fruit salad. I loved the coconut flavor. I couldn't find the pina colada mix so had to go for the alchol type. Still tasted pretty good. I might put some coconut flakes in just to see if it gets better"
"Excellent. Delicious. Didn't have green grapes so used peaches instead."
"The best fruit salad I have ever made and the presentation was beautiful! The pina colada flavor was enough to enhance the fruits."
"Just made it tonight and it is excellent! I did add just a splash of coconut rum and YUMMY!"