Recipes – Tropical Fruit Salad (five ingredients)

This is one of those fruit salads that can be made year round owing to its readily available ingredients. I love serving it with ham or pork, but it’s a winner at any meal or when you want a light dessert.

Ingredients:

20 ounce can pineapple chunks, well drained
11 ounce can mandarin oranges, well drained
15 ounce can peach slices, well drained
2-3 bananas, sliced
1 can peach pie filling

Directions:

Gently mix canned fruit and banana slices in a large bowl. Fold in pie filling. Refrigerate for several hours before serving.

Optional toppings: chopped nuts, mini-marshmallows, whipped topping

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Recipes – Ricotta Orange Salad (five ingredients)

This makes a wonderful springtime salad for your whole family.

Ingredients:

16 ounces ricotta cheese
3 ounce package orange gelatin mix
small (8 1/4 ounces) can crushed pineapple, drained
11 ounce can mandarin oranges, drained
1 cup whipped topping (such as Cool Whip)

Directions:

Place ricotta in a mixing bowl and sprinkle with dry gelatin mix; stir. Add drained pineapple and oranges; mix well. Fold in whipped topping and chill in refrigerator until served.

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Recipes – Cold Veggie and Cheese Salad (five ingredients)

A friend gave me this recipe years ago. It’s easy to prepare and makes a wonderful cold salad that goes well with any meal.

Ingredients:

2 cups frozen peas, defrosted
2 cups frozen corn, defrosted
1/2 onion, minced
3/4 cup cheddar cheese, grated or cubed
1/2-3/4 cup French dressing

Directions:

Mix all ingredients and a large bowl; season to taste. Refrigerate for several hours before serving.

Optional ingredients: chopped pimentos

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Recipes – Cauliflower Crunch Salad (five ingredients)

This make-ahead salad is easy to prepare and goes well with any meal.

Ingredients:

1 head cauliflower, cut into small pieces
10 ounce package frozen peas, defrosted
2 cans water chestnuts, drained and chopped
1/3 cup onion, chopped
1/2 cup mayonnaise (more if needed)

Directions:

The day before serving, mix all ingredients together. Season to taste. Cover and refrigerate.

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Recipes – Winter Fruit Salad (five ingredients)

This quick salad combines ingredients most of us have in our pantries and refrigerators. It serves well as both a side dish and a dessert. Requiring only a few minutes of preparation time, you’ll turn to this one over and over again.

Ingredients:

1 can Mandarin oranges, drained
I can chunk pineapple, drained
1 cup flaked coconut
1 cup mini-marsh mellows
1 cup sour cream (or Cool Whip)

Directions:

Drain canned fruit. Gently mix all ingredients in a serving bowl. Refrigerate and serve.

Thanks, Tracy, for this delicious and simple to make salad recipe!

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