Easy Marshmallow Fruit Salad Recipe (2024)

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by Ali on June 5, 2020//This post may contain affiliate links.

A typical 5 5-cup fruit salad is very similar, but this fruit salad utilizes fresh strawberries and bananas. Totally delicious and comforting!

I had this delicious marshmallow salad a lot growing up at holiday dinners, family gatherings, and potlucks. It’s definitely a major step up from a basic fruit co*cktail!

Easy Marshmallow Fruit Salad Recipe (1)

A typical 5 Cup Fruit Salad is very similar, but this fruit salad utilizes fresh strawberries and bananas and omits the coconut. Totally delicious and comforting marshmallow mixture.

Easy Marshmallow Fruit Salad Recipe (2)

I am using my best guess on amounts for this recipe. Please use your best judgment and increase or decrease the fruit amounts listed to suit your tastes.

For this recipe, you will need:

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  • 1large can pineapple tidbits – drained
  • 2 small cans of mandarin oranges – drained
  • 2large sliced bananas
  • 1pintsliced strawberries
  • 1package mini marshmallows
  • 1small container sour cream8 oz

Note: You can use more or less than a package. It all depends on how much you love marshmallows.

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Easy Marshmallow Fruit Salad Recipe

Yield: 8 -12

A typical 5 Cup Fruit Salad is very similar, but this fruit salad utilizes fresh strawberries and bananas and omits the coconut.

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Ingredients

  • 1 large can pineapple tidbits - drained
  • 2 small cans Mandarin oranges - drained
  • 2 large sliced bananas
  • 1 pint sliced strawberries
  • 1 package mini marshmallows
  • 1 small container sour cream 8 oz

Instructions

  • Mix all ingredients and let it sit in the fridge for a short while so flavors can develop.

Notes

Note: You can use more or less than a package. It all depends on how much you love marshmallows.

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  1. Easy Marshmallow Fruit Salad Recipe (6)

    rossel Reply

    healthy recipe and quick to prepare. my daughter will love this!

  2. Easy Marshmallow Fruit Salad Recipe (7)

    shop with me mama Reply

    That looks really good! Maybe my kids would eat that!

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  4. Easy Marshmallow Fruit Salad Recipe (8)

    Jennifer B Reply

    I’m writing this one down! Easy and healthy!

  5. Easy Marshmallow Fruit Salad Recipe (9)

    Ali Holden Reply

    I have to have the coconut!!! But I love it!

    ooh I am so hungry!

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  7. Easy Marshmallow Fruit Salad Recipe (10)

    Curt Reply

    Yep, I had something like this growing up too, but this one sounds and looks really good!

  8. Easy Marshmallow Fruit Salad Recipe (12)

    Cat Davis - Food Family Finds Reply

    That looks fabulous! I love any good excuse to use up fruit.

  9. Easy Marshmallow Fruit Salad Recipe (13)

    Mel Reply

    Just made this again a couple weeks ago; my kids love this!

    • Easy Marshmallow Fruit Salad Recipe (14)

      Mom Spark Reply

      Awesome!

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    Sandy Reply

    if you save the pineapple juice you can soak bananas in the juice so they don’t turn brown works with apples also.

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    Spencer @ Moo-Lolly-Bar Reply

    Looks really delicious! My kids would love it and so would I.

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  14. Easy Marshmallow Fruit Salad Recipe (17)

    Barbara Montag Reply

    I like this – looks good and easy!
    Thanks for the recipe.

    • Easy Marshmallow Fruit Salad Recipe (18)

      Amy Reply

      Easy Marshmallow Fruit Salad Recipe (19)
      My pleasure! I hope you like it!

  15. Easy Marshmallow Fruit Salad Recipe (20)

    julie cooper Reply

    Sour cream??

    • Easy Marshmallow Fruit Salad Recipe (21)

      Mom Spark Reply

      Yup!

  16. Easy Marshmallow Fruit Salad Recipe (22)

    debbyanne southwell Reply

    Hello,just wandering what you can substitute for cream cheese as I have none on hand and would like to try some of the carrot and cream cheese recipes. I have too many carrots and need to use them up!! Just wandering if you have any good ideas?
    Kind regards Debby

    • Easy Marshmallow Fruit Salad Recipe (23)

      Mom Spark Reply

      Hmmmm… the only things I can think of are cottage or ricotta cheese (plus some butter, perhaps)?

    • Easy Marshmallow Fruit Salad Recipe (24)

      Mom Spark Reply

      Or yogurt?

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    Aidan Brogan Reply

    My family loves this!

    • Easy Marshmallow Fruit Salad Recipe (26)

      Mom Spark Reply

      Mine, too!

  18. Easy Marshmallow Fruit Salad Recipe (27)

    Amy Reply

    Easy Marshmallow Fruit Salad Recipe (28)
    This is sooooo delicious!

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    Chris Reply

    Easy Marshmallow Fruit Salad Recipe (30)
    This is like the classic fruit salad of my youth. Takes me back to the church potluck of ’93 lol
    Thanks for the recipe!

    • Easy Marshmallow Fruit Salad Recipe (31)

      Amy @ Mom Spark Reply

      My pleasure!

Easy Marshmallow Fruit Salad Recipe (2024)

FAQs

How do you keep fruit salad from getting soggy? ›

For other fresh fruit salads, reserving any dressings and keeping the fruits separate until ready to serve will ensure your salad isn't soggy.

What do you put on fruit salad to keep it from turning brown? ›

Coating them with an acidic juice such as lemon, orange, or pineapple juice. Use a commercial anti-darkening preparation with fruits, such as Fruit-Fresh®*, and follow the manufacturer's directions. Mix them with acidic fruits like oranges, tangerines, grapefruit and other citrus fruit or pineapple.

What is a creamy fruit salad made of? ›

Beat cream cheese and sugar together in a large bowl with an electric mixer. Mix in whipped topping on high speed until incorporated. Fold in pineapple, fruit co*cktail, bananas, apple, coconut, pecans, raisins, and cherries. Transfer to a serving bowl, cover, and chill for at least 1 hour before serving.

What's the difference between a fruit salad and a fruit co*cktail? ›

Canned fruit co*cktails and canned fruit salad are similar, but fruit salad contains larger fruit while fruit co*cktail is diced. Commercially, the fruit used was healthy but cosmetically damaged, such as a peach or pear that was bruised on one side.

Does lemon juice keep fruit salad fresh? ›

To prevent the effects of oxidation, fruit needs citric acid, and lemons are full of it. As a natural antioxidant, lemon juice can help prolong the life of fruit salad (as well as its visual appeal) by inactivating the enzyme polyphenol oxidase, which is responsible for the browning.

Should you cover fruit salad in the fridge? ›

It's best to store fruit salad in an airtight container in the refrigerator. These containers create the perfect level of moisture and humidity for cut fruit, helping the pieces stay fresher for longer.

How much lemon juice to put on fruit? ›

I've preserved cut fruit for at least 6 hours before using just lemon juice. Lemon juice inhibits the oxidation of the fruit which prevents browning as well of a loss of crispness. One lemon should be enough juice for a 1.5 quart bowl of cut fruit. Simply squeeze it over the fruit and toss gently to prevent bruising.

What liquid will stop cut fruit from turning brown? ›

Any type of citrus juice—lemon, lime, or orange juice—will work here; pineapple juice will do the trick too. These fruit juices contain citric acid, which slows the chemical reaction and prevents browning. (You can also sprinkle the fruit with powdered citric acid, but it may leave a strong sour flavor.)

What kind of dressing is best for fruit salad? ›

A nice light poppy seed dressing is easy and sweet and sour. Or you can do a fruit salad with a side of fruit yogurt mixed with Cool Whip. Kinda just a fluffy fun side sauce. You could use a mayo based dressing, a honey lime dressing, or a yogurt dressing.

What is fruit salad dressing made of? ›

A simple dressing made with a combination of natural ingredients such as lemon juice, honey or maple syrup for sweetness, and perhaps a touch of olive oil can complement the flavors of the fruits without overpowering them.

Why do people put sugar on fruit salad? ›

By adding white granulated sugar to unripened fruits, you can speed up that process and make the fruit taste more ripe. This is also a great way to make a bad batch of fruits — like flavorless watermelon or cantaloupe — taste juicy and delicious.

What are the rules for fruit salad? ›

In the simplest form of the game, each person is assigned a fruit name: apple, orange, pear, banana, etc. 3. The player in the middle calls out the name of one of the chosen fruits, and each person assigned to that fruit jumps up and rushes around like a headless chicken trying to find an empty seat to sit in.

What does a bowl of fruit salad do for you? ›

Fruit are rich in dietary fibre, which plays a major role in promoting regular bowel movements, cleansing of the colon and preventing constipation. Fibre, according to Twebaze also helps to carry unnecessary waste, such as cholesterol out of body through excretion.

How do you keep fruit fresh and crisp? ›

Storing fruit in the fridge
  1. Most fresh fruit, including apples, berries and grapes, will last longer if kept in their original packaging and stored in the crisper of your fridge.
  2. Berries can last in the fridge for about a week. ...
  3. Plastic bags with tiny vents (openings) help keep fruit fresh longer by releasing moisture.
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How do restaurants keep their salads so crisp? ›

The Keys to Crisp Lettuce

Lettuce actually needs a good amount of airflow, in addition to a bit of moisture (but not too much!), in order to stay crisp. That's why restaurants store their lettuce in special perforated bins that allow for air circulation while it's held in the fridge.

How do you prep a salad so it doesn't get soggy? ›

Wipe all the vegetables with a paper towel before you cut them and add them to your salad. Extra moisture can only spoil your salad. Make sure that any cooked ingredients are cool before you add them to your salad. If you are using larger vegetables, make sure you put them on the bottom of your container.

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