Easy 5 Cup Fruit Salad Recipe

The ingredients for 5-Cup Salad include: coconut, mandarin slices, pineapple, sour cream, and mini marshmallows
The ingredients for 5-Cup Salad include: coconut, mandarin slices, pineapple, sour cream, and mini marshmallows | Source

By Joan Whetzel

This recipe has been a favorite in my family since I was a kid. Now my kids and grandkids are enjoying it as much as my siblings and I did. It is super simple and perfect for any occasion. Originally, we only brought it out at Easter, but it is a great side dish for weekday dinners, summer picnics, holidays like Christmas or Easter, and birthdays. I included a few alternatives and substitutions to the original recipe so it can be tweaked to suit your family’s tastes.

Ingredients

1 Cup Canned Mandarin Orange Slices, drained

1 Cup Canned Pineapple Chunks, drained

1Cup Shredded Coconut

1 Cup Miniature Marshmallows

1 Cup Sour Cream

Sour Cream Substitutions:

  • Light Sour Cream.
  • Fat Free Sour Cream
  • Plain Yogurt
  • Vanilla Yogurt.

Fruit Substitutions:

  • Substitute fresh pineapple for the canned pineapple.
  • Substitute fresh mandarin slices, tangerine slices, or clementine slices for the canned mandarin slices.

Directions

1. Drain the pineapple and the mandarin oranges. As an alternative, cut fresh pineapple into chunks and separate fresh tangerines, mandarine oranges, or clementines into segments.

2. Measure out 1-Cup of pineapple chunks, mandarin orange slices, sour cream or yogurt, coconut, and miniature marshmallows.

3. Place the ingredients into a mixing bowl.

4. Stir ingredients together.

5. Cover and chill for at least 30 to 60 minutes.

Serves: 4 to 8 people.

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