Quick and Easy Fruit Salad Recipe

Fruit SaladA Delicious Quick and Easy Fruit Salad Recipe

I prefer quick and easy recipes like this fruit salad recipe.  During the holidays or on special occasions, I would rather spend my time with my family and friends than in the kitchen cooking so I am always delighted when I find a recipe that is a snap to prepare.

In this article, I will share a fruit salad recipe that takes less than 5 minutes to prepare, makes a pretty addition to the table and tastes fabulous!

I can not recall when or where I originally obtained this recipe, but I have used it for many years now and it is always a treat.  It is especially wonderful during the holidays since it can be served as an appetizer, a side or a dessert.  Plus, it is a family favorite so it is always a welcome addition to any menu.

In the rare case that there are leftovers, I have been known to eat them for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Once the fruit salad is mixed together and refrigerated, it will still be good for several days.


Ingredients for Fruit Salad

Fruit Salad Ingredients

  • One 20 oz. Can of Tidbit Pineapples, Drained
  • One 28 oz. Can of Fruit Cocktail or Two 15 oz. cans of Fruit Cocktail, 1/2 Drained
  • One 15 oz. Can of Tropical Fruit, 1/2 Drained
  • 1 Large Box (5 oz.) Instant Vanilla Pudding Mix
  • One 8 oz. Cool Whip Whipped Topping



Fruit for Quick and Easy Fruit Salad

  1. Drain all of the juice from the can of Pineapple Tidbits
  2. Drain 1/2 of the juice from the Fruit Cocktail
  3. Drain 1/2 of the juice from the can of Tropical Fruit
  4. In a Large Mixing Bowl, Combine All of the Fruit
  5. Stir in Vanilla Instant Pudding Mix
  6. Stir in the Cool Whip
  7. Refrigerate Until Ready to Serve


Additional Fruit Salad Recipe Recommendations & Options

This recipe, as is,  makes approx. 15 serving.  The recipe can be halved for a small dinner party.

As you can see in the top photo, I enjoy serving my fruit salad in a parfait glass to add beauty to my dinner table.

However it tastes just as delicious served in a bowl.

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About the Author

I love cooking and I have been known to scurry around the kitchen, creating my own unique masterpieces. Creatively speaking there is not much I won't try and I have found one of my greatest joys in life is making our house a home. As a contributor on Cooking for the Holidays, I will be sharing my own recipes, cooking tips, and my love for working and playing in the kitchen! ...... Read More from this Author

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  1. Wow – quick & easy and BEAUTIFUL served in a parfait glass. What a fabulous (and delicious) sounding recipe. Love it and will definitely try it soon.

  2. Wow your fruit salad sounds amazing and so easy too!

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