This is one of those “You can take the girl outta Utah, but you can’t take the Utah outta the girl!” recipes. This is in essence a fruit salad, made slightly more “classy” than the original that I have had at many a BBQ over the years. This came about because my son wanted fruit salad (thanks Wiggles) everyday and I ran out of fun ways to make it, then it dawned on me that we hadn’t had this version of my youth! It’s simple and people love it, they may pretend they are too groovy but once you turn your back the bowl will be gone! Keep in mind I did update it a bit, but not much, and this is a fun throwback to a 60’s era recipe that every homemaker had in her arsenal. —Alexandra V. Jones
small can crushed pineapple, mostly drained, packed in juice (yes canned, it was super classy in 1965)
can mandarin oranges, drained, I even found ones packed without sugar!
maraschino cherries, stemmed, you can use fresh if they are in season
fresh strawberries, stemmed and quartered
apple, cored and medium diced, I like fuji for this.
bananas, peeled and sliced
lime juiced, and zested
roasted coconut, you can use the shredded sweetened from the baking area, that is what the original had, I wanted a less sweet more sophisticated option
cup coconut yogurt, I used liberte
multi colored mini marshmallows, optional but fun.
In This Recipe
Combine all ingredients, add the lime zest at the end and enjoy!