Quick and Easy Fruit Salad

This fruit salad is a real "crowd pleaser" and tends to go fast. You can mix fresh or frozen fruit together which makes it "perfect" for any season.

I’m not sure where this fruit salad recipe originated (any takers?), but it usually claims a “spot” among all the yummy desserts at our Ukrainian church potlucks.

This fruit salad is a real “crowd pleaser” and tends to go fast. Did I mention it’s EASY?? You can “plant” any of your favorite fruits in this. You can mix fresh or frozen fruit together which makes it “perfect” for any season. The “cheaper fruit” works best to “bulk up” the final product (apples, bananas, grapes….).

You can easily double or triple the recipe for a “party” (we know it’s really just going into your fridge). Did my ridiculous quotations “get to you?” Sorry, I couldn’t help myself.

Ingredients for the Fruit Salad:

1 Cup of Strawberries
1 cup of raspberries, fresh or frozen
1 cup of grapes
1 cup of diced apples
1 cup of sliced bananas
Or whatever fruit you fancy (melon, blackberries, pears, etc..)
1/2 cup of yogurt (strawberry or vanilla)
1/2 cup of cool whip (or whip your own cream)

This fruit salad is a real "crowd pleaser" and tends to go fast. You can mix fresh or frozen fruit together which makes it "perfect" for any season.

How to Make the Fruit Salad:

1. Place all of the prepared fruit in a medium bowl.

This fruit salad is a real "crowd pleaser" and tends to go fast. You can mix fresh or frozen fruit together which makes it "perfect" for any season.

2. Stir in Yogurt and Cool Whip. Sample the deliciousness… then gobble up a little more.

This fruit salad is a real "crowd pleaser" and tends to go fast. You can mix fresh or frozen fruit together which makes it "perfect" for any season.

See; easy  🙂 Hope you and your loved ones enjoy the simplicity and flavor of this fruit salad.

Quick and Easy Fruit Salad

4.5 from 4 votes
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
This fruit salad is a real "crowd pleaser" and tends to go fast. You can mix fresh or frozen fruit together which makes it "perfect" for any season.
Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com
Servings: 6 cups

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup of Strawberries
  • 1 cup of raspberries fresh or frozen
  • 1 cup of grapes
  • 1 cup of diced apples
  • 1 cup of sliced bananas
  • 1/2 cup of yogurt strawberry or vanilla
  • 1/2 cup of cool whip or whip your own cream

Instructions

  1. Place all of the prepared fruit in a medium bowl.
  2. Stir in Yogurt and Cool Whip.
  3. Serve immediately or refrigerate before serving.

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  • Deepali
    November 24, 2018

    Can we leave yoghurt Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 24, 2018

      We love it with the yogurt. I imagine you can try it with just the cool whip, it just won’t be as creamy! Reply

  • pete frangos
    January 5, 2018

    can this be frozen after it’s made ? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 5, 2018

      Hi Pete, I haven’t tried that but I think it would work if you were planning to use the fruit for a smoothie or something like that. Reply

  • August 30, 2017

    .Wao What a Greatfull Remedie. I want to make it for my nephew’s graduation party…thanks in advance Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 30, 2017

      My pleasure! Please let me know what you think of the recipe! Reply

  • Samantha
    August 9, 2016

    Can this dish be made ahead of time? I plan on making it for a luncheon at work and was wondering if I can make it the night before? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 9, 2016

      Hi Samantha, this salad is best served the same day it’s made. Reply

  • Amy
    June 28, 2016

    How many servings does this make? I want to make it for my nephew’s graduation party…thanks in advance 🙂 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 28, 2016

      Hi Amy :). It makes about six 1-cup servings. Reply

  • Liliya
    May 21, 2015

    VERY good ;))P.S. sour cream + sugar + Strawberry .. Also is very! good! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      May 21, 2015

      I do love the strawberries plus sour cream plus sugar combination. Do you mash the strawberries? I actually have a little recipe posted like that on my blog. 😉 Reply

  • Deb Nohokau
    April 6, 2015

    Thank you so much tried you chicken stir fry recipe today yummy whole family loved it. I’ve now saved you in favourites. Can’t wait to try the fruit salad recipe love that I have everything in my cupboard as well.

    Kindly

    Deb Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      April 6, 2015

      Hi Deb, thank you so much for sharing your awesome review! I’m so glad to hear you are enjoying the recipes. I hope you love the fruit salad too! Reply

  • Kimberly
    March 8, 2013

    Of course add and change what is your favorite! The blend of sour cream and cool whip is what makes the flavor! Reply

  • Kimberly
    March 8, 2013

    Here it is! I hope you give it a try!

    In a large mixing bowl fold together and chill for at least 4 hours:

    1/2 cup maraschino cherries, cut in quarters
    1 cup mandarin oranges
    1 cup diced pears
    1 cup diced peaches
    1 cup seedless red grapes, or a bit more if you love grapes!
    1 cup mini marshmallows
    8 ounces lite sour cream (Daisy works best for us)
    8 ounces of lite coop whip
    1/2 cup flaked coconut Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 8, 2013

      Thank you Kimberly; I’ve just printed off your recipe 🙂 Reply

    • karlene
      February 17, 2016

      Thanks! Reply

  • Kimberly
    February 18, 2013

    This reminds me of the ambrosia our family (Polish/Ukrainian) has had for years…not the same of course but the idea is certainly there! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 18, 2013

      I would love for you to share your version with me :). Reply

  • diana
    March 7, 2012

    It looks good and it AWSOME!!!I LOVE your food!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Reply

  • Alina
    February 5, 2012

    Hi! This is a great salad! We all love it! we also add jello into it made according to package directions. (2 cups boiling, 2 cups cold water for a 6oz. Jello) we just let it set all the way, slice it into cubes, and gently fold it in! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 5, 2012

      Alina, I will definitely add jello next time I make it. Thanks for the tip!! Reply

  • diana
    January 26, 2012

    i make this fruit salad with the same fruits but i add strawberry or peach jello that is ready and cool whip and it is amazing Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 26, 2012

      Ooh yum! Thanks for sharing! Reply

  • October 27, 2011

    Hi Natasha!

    I just came across your blog while searching for Karalevsky cake recipes. My mom used to make them for New Year’s Eve when I was a child growing up in Armenia. I haven’t had it since we moved to the States 25 years ago (I now live in Rome, Italy)! But I am so glad to have found it on your blog, thank you! I will try it out soon. My mom is going to be so happy that I found the recipe once again!

    By the way, I’d like to tell you the name of this fruit salad above, it’s Macedonia! 🙂

    According to Wikipedia, “Fruit Macedonia is a common dessert in Spain, France, Italy and Latin America. The word Macedonia was popularised at the end of the 18th Century to refer to mixed fruit salad, alluding to the diverse origin of the people of Alexander’s Macedonian Empire. It is sometimes said that it refers to the ethnic mixture in Ottoman 19th century Macedonia, but the chronology and contemporary sources do not support this interpretation.”

    Good luck and happy cooking! 🙂

    P.S. I am a Wedding Photographer and Wedding Planner here in Italy, so if any of your friends or readers, or yourself, are planning to visit Italy and would like to have Family portraits, Honeymoon or Engagement Photography, or are planning to get married here, and need help with the planning, let me know! Also, If you need any Italian recipes feel free to write me.

    Greetings from Italy,

    Anna Reply

  • Laura
    October 11, 2011

    We also add condensed milk and cottage cheese tastes really good. Also my friend she just adds jello powder I think to have some better taste or for color not sure. Reply

    • Natasha
      October 11, 2011

      Thank you Laura – condensed milk sounds interesting. I love using condensed milk and never thought to put it in fruit salad. Reply

    • Natasha
      October 11, 2011

      So do you only put cottage cheese and condensed milk into the salad and mix it all together? Reply

      • Mariya
        January 9, 2013

        I know it’s been a long time since your question but I thought I would share.
        I mix cool whip 8 oz(or your own whipped cream) with cream cheese 1/2 pack or even less and condensed milk1/2 can is usually enough. And lemon juice:) Almost like cake cream. Everyone loves it:) Reply

        • Natasha
          natashaskitchen
          January 9, 2013

          Thank you for sharing Mariya :). Reply

  • Jen
    October 9, 2011

    I make fruit salad a little different, but this sounds yummy too.

    1can of pineapple
    1can of peaches
    1 can of mixed fruit or pears
    (if you have grapes in the house that will be a great add too)

    Juices strained, fruit can be cut to bite sizes if they are to big. Mix that in a big bowel add one container of sour cream 1/2 bag of small marshmallows and secret ingredient is adding a little bit of the jello packet for coloring preferably strawberry or raspberry. It will add flavor and make the color look better. Mix everything together and serve. I like it when it stands in the fridge a little bit before serving. Reply

    • Natasha
      October 10, 2011

      I am blessed with the nicest readers. Thank you all for sharing your recipes and suggestions. I’m looking forward to trying them Reply

  • Nella
    October 8, 2011

    Yum…I love fruit salad. Have you ever tried it with half honey/half fresh lemon juice? Great for summer time because seems to keep fruit ‘fresh’ longer. Reply

    • Natasha
      October 8, 2011

      I haven’t but that sounds really good. Thank you – I will definitely try that! Reply

    • Mary Ann
      October 9, 2011

      Better than the lemon juice is lime juice and honey. It’s wonderful. Reply

  • Ella
    October 7, 2011

    I like to make the same salad! I could eat this all the time lol 😀 Reply

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