Tropical Marshmallow Fruit Salad – mandarin oranges, pineapple, kiwi, coconut, and marshmallow in a sweet and creamy dressing. The perfect side dish or dessert for all your summer barbecues and potlucks!
Hi guys, happy Wednesday!
How’s the week?
This is my favorite time of year weather wise (I say that literally every season but winter) because it’s warm enough to hike in shorts but you don’t sweat to death.
Plus, there aren’t mosquitos yet which makes soccer so much nicer.
And oh my gosh, we had a game last night that resulted in our coach being ejected for yelling at the referee. Apparently, you are not allowed to ask the ref if he plans on calling anything.
It was a wild night in under 10 soccer.
Tropical Marshmallow Fruit Salad!
One of my most popular recipes on the blog is my Marshmallow Fruit Salad. It literally looks like a bowl of marshmallows. But 362 days out of the year, it’s in the top 10 recipes on this blog.
I wanted to kind of remake that with a more tropical feel.
So this is mandarin oranges, pineapple, kiwi, and coconut tossed in a dressing made from sour cream and Cool Whip. And with most of a bag of marshmallows thrown in, too.
I don’t know why I love these fruit salads so much but I do. All the different texturs with the smooth and slightly tangy dressing just makes the perfect fruit salad.
It’s so easy and you can make it ahead of time but be warned that it will become juicier the longer it sits. I just end up serving it with a slotted spoon, no big deal.
More Fruit Salad Recipes:
Grape Salad – this is my alltime favorite fruit salad. Red and green grapes tossed in a sweet and tangy dressing with brown sugar and pecans on top! I get asked for this recipe every time I take it to a barbecue or a party – everyone loves it!
Watermelon Tomato Feta Salad – a savory fruit salad! Watermelon, tomato, cucumber, red onion, and feta in a citrus dressing. The sweet watermelon just works so well with the salty feta! Make them one when you are in charge of the salad but don’t want to show up with just a regular, boring salad.
Pina Colada Fruit Salad – grapes, blueberries, strawberries, and pineapple in a pine colada dressing. The dressing itself is made with a frozen (non-alcoholic) pina colada mix and a pineapple banana juice – it seriously tastes like summer in a bowl! And it is just so simple!
- 1 15 ounce can mandarin oranges drained
- 2 8 ounce cans pineapple tidbits drained
- 1 1/2 cups kiwi diced
- 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut
- 2 cups mini marshmallows
- 3/4 cup sour cream
- 1/2 cup whipped topping (such as Cool Whip)
In a large mixing bowl, toss together mandarin oranges, pineapple, kiwi, coconut, and marshmallow.
In a separate bowl, whisk together sour cream and whipped topping until smooth. Pour over the fruit mixture and toss to coat everything.
Store in fridge until ready to serve.