Quick and Easy Fruit Salad

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Quick and Easy Fruit Salad
Base:
1 can No Sugard Added Chunky Mixed Fruits (15 oz)
1 can chunky pineapple in juice

This is SO easy. It’s nothing but Variations. Drain the can of Mixed Fruit and put in bowl. Drain half of the liquid from the pineapple. Add pineapple and rest of juice to Mixed fruit. Add other fruits and chill.

What to Add and Variations

  • Add whatever canned fruit you like. Really like it? Add a large can. Not sure sure? Add one of those little, personal cans. Some canned fruits that work well are canned peaches, pears, mandarin oranges, and cherries. Peach, pears, pineapple, and cherries will be in the mixed fruit but feel free to add more of your favorites.
  • Don’t forget the fresh fruit. Real orange slices and Granny Smith apples hold up really well.
  • Frozen fruits can be added, too. Make this in the morning and by the time you serve it for lunch or dinner, the fruit will be thawed. Frozen strawberries are great! Frozen peaches also work very well.
  • I caution against using berries (besides the strawberry) in this fruit salad, but don’t be afraid to make a separate Berry Fruit Salad. Yum!
  • For a thicker, richer (but higher calorie) fruit salad, add 1 can of pie filling. Peach and cherry pie filling lend themselves to the overall flavor of the fruit salad.
  • Can’t find Chunky Mixed Fruit? Use a can of Fruit Cocktail. I like Chunky Mixed Fruit because the fruit is “chunky” and closer to the same size as the other fruits that I add to my salad
  • I caution against bananas. I love them, but this salad is too wet for them and they get soggy. Ewww.

I love this recipe because it is so very healthy. I would prefer to eat fresh pineapple and melon everyday, but who has the time to break into those bad boys and then cube them? This fruit salad can be made in about 2 minutes and is a holiday (and everyday) hit with my family. If you choose to add the pie filling, this is a great addition to store bought pound cake.

Got your own quick fruit salad? Know a great fruit dipper? Share your ideas.

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