Fruit salad, I have always wondered if it is a side dish or a dessert. It seems like some people consider it one and some the other. But let’s leave that debate for another post and talk about the reasons I love fruit salad.
Fruit salads are great because they are easy and always popular. Kids always enjoy them and they are an easy dish to take to a potluck or church dinner.
As usual, I like variety in my food and cooking. We have all had basic fruit salads and Jello type fruit salad. I have a favorite easy fruit salad and I still love it, but I am always looking for new versions.
I don’t like to use Jello. Some day I will write whole post on that, and on the fact that I am allergic to most varieties of Jello because of the food coloring in them. For now let’s just say I stay away from Jello salads. So that limits my choices when it comes to fruit salad recipes.
I recently wanted to make fruit salad, but wanted something different. I came up with a fruit salad that is inspired by a fruit dip that I found in a local Oklahoma cookbook.
We have been enjoying this fruit salad for dessert. It makes a good side dish type salad, but because it is definitely on the sweet side. It makes a good and semi healthy dessert.
This recipe makes a lot. So, if I am just fixing this for my family and not a large group, I half the recipe.
Marshmallow Lemon Fruit Salad
- 1 7-ounce jar of marshmallow cream
- 16 ounces of lemon yogurt
- 1 cup of whipping cream, whipped (you can use cool whip, but I prefer the real stuff)
- 6-8 cups of fruit, apples, bananas, grapes, pineapple, etc
Mix together marshmallow cream and yogurt until well mixed. Fold in whipped cream and fruit. Serve and enjoy!
This post linked to Foodie Fridays.