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Tangy Fruit Salad Recipe

Tangy Fruit Salad Recipe

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
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:6-8 servings


  • 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


  • 1. 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.
  • 2. 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 cup: 221 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 177mg sodium, 57g carbohydrate (49g sugars, 3g fiber), 1g protein.

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[email protected] User ID: 1202636 261733
Reviewed Feb. 23, 2017

"Very easy! I think I will decrease the Tang just a tad next time."

dawnrosanne User ID: 1014810 239253
Reviewed Dec. 12, 2015

"YUM!! I did not like the combination of the Tang/pineapple juice, so I omitted it, but everything else was great!"

shelbyharrell User ID: 8336891 224959
Reviewed Apr. 16, 2015

"So good as a side dish served on a bed of lettuce or a light dessert with Cool Whip tipping."

whoagirl User ID: 5243735 6714
Reviewed Jun. 11, 2013

"This was a hit at the shower I attended. Quite a few ladies asked me for the recipe. My one friend said she would have cut back a little on the Tang. I will make it again for sure. Simple and tasty is what I like about a recipe."

bluebowtye User ID: 119707 4979
Reviewed Feb. 9, 2010

"This was one of the first fruit salads I ever made and have been making it ever since. My husbands family would be very upset if I didn't bring it to our Christmas Eve celebration! My niece liked it so much she made if for her wedding reception. I usually use one red and one green apple along with a pear too. I always use the strawberries if they are available at my store."

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