Thursday, October 10, 2013

Simply Fruit Salad

The other day, I asked my daughter what to take to a potluck. She said "Fruit Salad!" She only knows one Fruit Salad, and this is it. It's my favorite. The recipe was originally given to me by my Mother's Cousin, Ellen, and I have used it for many years now. It is very simple - three ingredients - and very frugal - using staple fruits that are available and inexpensive year round. It's perfect for fall and winter, when other types of produce become expensive. Somehow, the combination of ingredients tastes so much better than each one tastes alone! These are the proportions - it can easily be doubled or tripled for a larger group

Fruit Salad
Combine and toss:
2 Sliced Bananas
2 Diced Apples
1 large Can Mandarin Oranges (about 11 to 15 oz) , with their liquid*
If desired, you can toss a raspberries, strawberries, or blueberries over the top (this is a good way to stretch a more expensive out-of season berry purchase)

*You may use Oranges packed in their own juice, or in light syrup, according to your preferences or dietary needs.

Listen to "Fruit Salad" by the Wiggles while enjoying! (even though they have a slightly different recipe from mine ; )

This is best eaten chilled, the same day it is made. But I find it quite acceptable more than a week after it's made, too.

This is being shared on Healthy Vegan Fridays, Penny Pinching Party, Frugal Days, Sustainable Ways


  1. I never thought of making my own fruit salad without melons but the above recipe I can do. I hate melons.

  2. That is SO funny- great minds think alike! As a kid, I always despised every melon but watermelon - so you really struck a chord there : ) Now I like them all, but I can really relate!

  3. It has been more than 10 years since I last eaten fruit salad. I want to make my own recipe for it soon. Basic ingredients will be banana, apple, cucumber, honey, salt and papaya.

    Finn Felton


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