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mom's fruit salad

(2 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Becky Graves
Del City, OK

This is my brother's favorite salad that Mom would make! You can use any combination of fruit the sky's the limit!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

This is a really simple fruit salad spotlighting more citrusy flavors. The sauce is really thin and the perfect balance of sweetness with a touch of savoriness. Even though it is really thin, it still coats the fruit and leaves a nice flavor. We loved the combination of fruits - not one fruit overpowers another. The sauce does pool at the bottom of the bowl so make sure to give it a good stir before serving.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(2 ratings)
yield 2 -4
prep time 30 Min
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients For mom's fruit salad

  • 1
    banana, sliced
  • 1
    apples, golden delicious, sliced
  • 1
    orange, peeled and sliced
  • 1 c
    purple grapes, halved
  • 1 c
    strawberries and/or kiwis, sliced
  • 1 sm
    lemon, juiced
  • 1
    small can pineapple tidbits, drained; reserve juice
  • 1 pinch
  • reserved pineapple juice
  • 1 Tbsp

How To Make mom's fruit salad

  • 1
    Mix all of the fruit in a medium bowl.
  • 2
    Pour lemon juice over them; set aside.
  • 3
    In a small bowl, mix mayonnaise and sugar; stir well. Add pineapple juice a little at a time. The sauce should be a little thin, but not runny.
  • 4
    Pour sauce over fruit; stir well. Cover bowl with plastic wrap. Chill salad and remove right before you're ready to eat (within 30 mins.- 1 hour or the bananas will go brown). Enjoy!