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Holiday Salads

Updated on November 30, 2016

Pasta, Pudding, and Rice Salad

Here are three salad recipes that would be good for a party, summer picnic, or holiday like Thanksgiving and Christmas. Frog Eye Salad is pasta, Holiday Salad is pudding, and Rice Salad. Pineapple, cherries, whipped topping, and marshmallows are the four common ingredients in all of them.

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Frog Eye Salad

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There are no frog eyes or fish eggs in the first salad recipe. It's called that because of the tiny little pasta pellets that it is made with, called Acini Di Pepe. You can find it in a grocery store near the spaghetti and macaroni and other pasta, or online at Amazon.

Frog Eye Salad

1/2 Cup Sugar

1 Tablespoon Flour

1/4 Teaspoon Salt

20 oz can pineapple chunks undrained

8 oz can crushed pineapple undrained

1 Egg Beaten

2 Teaspoons Lemon Juice

8 oz Acini Di Pepe uncooked

2 (11 oz) cans mandarin oranges drained

8 oz whipped topping

1 Cup Mini Marshmallows

1/2 Cup Coconut

Maraschino Cherries

In a medium size pan, stir together sugar, flour, and salt. Drain one cup of the canned pineapple juice. Whisk the juice and egg into the mixture. Cook at medium heat, stirring frequently until it comes to a boil. Stir in the lemon juice, remove from heat, and let it cool to room temperature.

Cook Acini Di Pepe to the package directions. Drain. Rinse with cold water to cool. Drain very well. In a large bowl, stir together the mixture and the Acini Di Pepe. Cover and refridgerate several hours. Add pineapple, oranges, whipped topping, marshmallows, and coconut, Mix thoroughly. Cover and refridgerate. Before serving, garnish with cherries. Makes 12 (1 Cup) servings.

Holiday Salad

1 Small Can Crushed Pineapple

1 Pack Dry Instant Pistachio Pudding

1 Cup Maraschino Cherries

!/2 Cup Walnuts

1 Cup Mini Marshmallows

8 oz Whipped Topping

Mix all the ingredients together and refridgerate for 4 hours or overnight. Serve.

Rice Salad

1 Cup Cooked Rice

1 Can Crushed Pineapple

8 oz Whipped Topping

Some Maraschino Cherries

Some Mini Marshmallows

Mix all the ingredients together and serve.

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    • Lady Lorelei profile image

      Lorelei Cohen 

      5 years ago from Canada

      I have not had a one of these salads. Very unique recipes and these would be good side dishes for summer or winter.

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      Rose Jones 

      6 years ago

      Really enjoyed looking at these salads - and the salad news was interesting too. Apparently some guy got 6 years in prison for garlic smuggling. Blessed!

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      6 years ago

      Very original. I just heard of tonights news that rice has arsenic in it???? Still these look yummy.

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      Tony Payne 

      7 years ago from Southampton, UK

      @Lady Lorelei: You could use the pimentoes from stuffed olives as the eyes.

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      Tony Payne 

      7 years ago from Southampton, UK

      These sound tasty, especially the frog eye salad.

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      June Parker 

      7 years ago from New York

      Thanks for sharing these interesting recipes. Way to sweet for my salad sense. I bet they are very pretty but I'm not a fan of marshmallows or maraschino cherries.

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      7 years ago

      Thanks for these recipes.. very interesting!!!!!

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      Lorelei Cohen 

      8 years ago from Canada

      Hmmm? My morbid mind is working overtime...I was thinking that if the base of the salad were green that frog eye salad really would look like something you could fix up for Halloween.... Have a wonderful Christmas season :)

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      darciefrench lm 

      8 years ago

      GREAT salads lens. Could make these dishes for any holiday.

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      8 years ago

      Oh, those ALL sound good!

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      8 years ago

      Oh yes, the holiday recipes are coming out. Thank you for sharing these great looking recipes. - Now I'm going to go find something to eat, got hungry all of a sudden. Hmmm!

      Happy Holidays!

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      Ruth Coffee 

      9 years ago from Zionsville, Indiana

      mmm, lots of fruit. My husband would L-O-V-E these!


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