fruit salad with cool whip and pudding

fruit salad with cool whip and pudding

fruit salad with cool whip and pudding

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Fruit salad

Fruit salad is a dish consisting of various kinds of fruit, sometimes served in a liquid, either their own juices or a syrup. In different forms, fruit salad can be served as an appetizer, a side salad. When served as an appetizer, a fruit salad is sometimes known as a fruit cocktail (often connoting a canned product), or fruit cup (when served in a small container).

There are many types of fruit salad, ranging from the basic (no nuts, marshmallows, or dressing) to the moderately sweet (Waldorf salad) to the sweet (ambrosia salad). Another “salad” containing fruit is a jello salad, with its many variations. A fruit cocktail is well-defined in the US to mean a well-distributed mixture of small diced pieces of (from highest percentage to lowest) peaches, pears, pineapple, grapes, and cherry halves. Fruit salad may also be canned (with larger pieces of fruit than a cocktail).

Pudding Fruit Salad

Pudding Fruit Salad—our take on ambrosia fruit salad—combines fresh fruit, canned fruit and sweets, such as marshmallows and vanilla pudding. This refreshing fruit salad with Cool Whip and pudding is a great addition to any BBQ. With only 80 calories per serving, this guilt-free fruit salad with Cool Whip will keep your sweet tooth happy. If you’re looking to take this Pudding Fruit Salad from summer to fall, take a peek at our “Expert Tips.”

Ingredients

  • 1container (4 oz) refrigerated vanilla pudding
  • 1/2cup Cool Whip frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1cup seedless green grapes, halved
  • 1cup miniature marshmallows
  • 1can (11 oz) mandarin orange segments, drained
  • 1can (8 oz) pineapple tidbits in juice, drained
  • 1cup fresh strawberries, sliced
fruit salad with cool whip and pudding
fruit salad with cool whip and pudding

Steps

  1. In medium bowl, mix pudding and whipped topping.
  2. Gently stir in grapes, marshmallows, oranges and pineapple. Add strawberries; toss gently to coat. Serve immediately or store in refrigerator up to 8 hours.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

tip 1
Top Pudding Fruit Salad with additional strawberries for each serving as an optional garnish.
tip 2
When serving at parties, to keep our fruit salad with Cool Whip cold, place the bowl in a larger bowl filled with ice.
tip 3
Make this a kid-friendly dessert instead of a salad, taking it from summer to fall by trading in chunks of apple for the berries and butterscotch pudding for the vanilla.
tip 4
This fruit salad with vanilla pudding is a good counterpoint to a buffet of vegetable or green salads. Stock your pantry with canned fruits that complement fresh grapes and berries—canned pears or peaches in juice are great in place of mandarin oranges or pineapple tidbits. Be sure to use the same can size of what you’re replacing.

Nutrition

80 Calories, 1 1/2g Total Fat, 0g Protein, 17g Total Carbohydrate, 13g Sugars

Easy Fruit Salad

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