4 Minute Fruit Salad Recipe – Perfect for cookouts & potlucks!

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Great news!  Fruit salad is probably the easiest and simplest thing you will ever make.  It can be anything from a couple cans of fruit or leftover fresh berries to an overwhelmingly awesome taste sensation with so many wonderful seasonal selections.   The best part – you can pick the fruits you enjoy, use the season to guide you, size the dish to your party and with a dollop of Cool Whip, vanilla yogurt or ice cream, you have an easy summer dessert as well!

(I’m not even going to mention that fruit salad is healthy because I don’t want to give it a bad reputation!)


AmyMac’s Fruit Salad for 4 in 4 minutes:

1 large can of each: Pineapple, peaches, mandarin oranges

Small containers: strawberries, blueberries


my secret weapon…
A handful of maraschino cherries quartered and sprinkled into the salad.

Make sure everything is cut to bite-size.
Drain the liquid from the cans.
Mix everything into bowl.

Ingredient Options: (these vary on party size so you can add or subtract to your taste and need)

Canned Fruits (in their own juices):
Pineapple (chunks or tidbits)
Peaches (slices)
Mandarin Oranges

Fresh Fruits:
Apples – (I think these are too crunch for the salad but lots of people like it.  They brown quickly so use some lemon juice or add them at the end.)
Bananas – (I also don’t use these unless I add them at the end because they usually brown and end up soggy.)

Martha Stewart Finishing Touch:
Adding a sprig of mint is so easy and really does finish the dish, which is great when you are entertaining!

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