Fresh Fruit Salad with Vanilla Pudding Dressing

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Fresh fruit salad is a simple, delicious, and healthy way to enjoy the goodness of nature’s bounty. It’s a versatile dish that can be served as a snack, dessert, or even a breakfast option. The best thing about fruit salad is that you can use any combination of fruits that you like, and it’s a great way to use up any fruits that are starting to go bad.

One way to take your fruit salad to the next level is by adding a vanilla pudding dressing. The sweet and creamy pudding dressing enhances the natural sweetness of the fruit, making it even more delicious. In this blog post, we’ll take a closer look at how to make fresh fruit salad with vanilla pudding dressing.


  • 1 can pineapple chunks in their own juice
  • 1 can mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1 bunch green grapes, halved
  • 2 ripe bananas, sliced
  • 1 box of Jell-O brand vanilla instant pudding
  • 1 pint of fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced
  • Additional fruits of your choice (optional)


  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the pineapple chunks (with their juice) and the vanilla instant pudding mix. Stir until the pudding mix is fully dissolved and the mixture is creamy.
  2. Add the drained mandarin oranges to the bowl and stir gently to combine.
  3. Add the halved green grapes, sliced bananas, and sliced strawberries to the bowl. Toss gently to coat all the fruit with the pudding dressing.
  4. If you like, you can also add other fruits of your choice to the salad, such as kiwi, blueberries, or sliced peaches. Just make sure they are sliced or chopped into bite-sized pieces.
  5. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate the salad for at least 30 minutes, or until well chilled. If you leave it in the fridge for too long, the bananas may start to brown.
  6. When you’re ready to serve, give the fruit salad a quick stir to redistribute the dressing. You can serve it right away, or keep it chilled until ready to eat.

This fresh fruit salad with vanilla pudding dressing is a delicious and refreshing way to enjoy your favorite fruits. The creamy vanilla pudding dressing adds a touch of sweetness and helps to keep the fruit from oxidizing, so the salad stays fresh and vibrant for longer. You can customize the salad with any fruits you like, making it a versatile and crowd-pleasing dish that’s perfect for picnics, potlucks, or any time you’re craving something sweet and fruity.

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