CREAMY ORANGE FRUIT SALAD

Creamy Orange Fruit Salad is easy to make, has the most delicious orange flavor and is the perfect side dish to take to a party or potluck! This delicious fruit salad is full of pineapple, oranges, strawberries and bananas coated with a vanilla pudding glaze.

Creamy Orange Fruit Salad only takes minutes to make, has the most delicious orange flavor and is the perfect side dish to take to a party or potluck!Creamy Orange Fruit Salad is a family favorite and is one of those fruit salad recipes that I’ve made over and over again. We eat this pretty frequently and it has become a traditional Easter dinner favorite. I have been making a version of this salad for years but have recently decided to tweak it a little bit and I’m loving the results!

I know, I know, there are SO many delicious fruit salad recipes out there to choose from, but something about the orange flavor in this dressing is absolutely incredible and so refreshing. You actually use orange juice concentrate, vanilla yogurt and vanilla pudding to make the coating for the fruit in this salad and the orange/vanilla flavor combination is absolutely amazing!

The original version of this recipe is very similar but calls for Cool Whip instead of vanilla Greek yogurt. The taste is very similar but the consistency is a little bit different – so if you would prefer to use Cool Whip, you can find the original version of the recipe here.

What types of fruit are in this Creamy Orange Fruit Salad?

This fruit salad calls for canned pineapple and mandarin oranges, along with fresh strawberries and bananas. I love fruit salads that have some canned fruit in them because then you don’t have to worry about finding (and paying for!) fruit that isn’t in season when you want to prepare a fruit salad to go with dinner. You can add other types of fruit also – I’ve added grapes, kiwi, and raspberries and they all taste absolutely delicious with the orange dressing. My kids love it when I add mini marshmallows but then it definitely becomes a little bit more like a dessert at that point!

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How long does it take to make Creamy Orange Fruit Salad?

This recipe only takes a few minutes to whip up and then it can be dished up immediately, or kept in the fridge for a day or two before serving.

CREAMY ORANGE FRUIT SALAD

  • 1 (3.5 oz) pkg. instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
  • 1 cup vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 1 (20 oz) can pineapple tidbits, drained
  • 1 (11 oz) can mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1 cup strawberries, sliced
  • 2 bananas, sliced
  1. In a large bowl, combine the pudding mix with the milk and orange juice concentrate.
  2. Mix with an electric mixer for 1-2 minutes.
  3. Stir in the yogurt and then add the pineapple, mandarin oranges and strawberries. If serving immediately, add the bananas, but if you will be serving the salad later, store in the refrigerator and add the bananas just before serving.

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Creamy Orange Fruit Salad only takes minutes to make, has the most delicious orange flavor and is the perfect side dish to take to a party or potluck!

Creamy Orange Fruit Salad only takes minutes to make, has the most delicious orange flavor and is the perfect side dish to take to a party or potluck!

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CREAMY ORANGE FRUIT SALAD

Creamy Orange Fruit Salad only takes minutes to make, has the most delicious orange flavor and is the perfect side dish to take to a party or potluck!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 8 -10 servings
Author Butter With a Side of Bread

Ingredients

  • 1 3.5 oz pkg. instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup frozen orange juice concentrate thawed
  • 1 cup vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 1 20 oz can pineapple tidbits, drained
  • 1 11 oz can mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1 cup strawberries sliced
  • 2 bananas sliced

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the pudding mix with the milk and orange juice concentrate. Mix with an electric mixer for 1-2 minutes.
  2. Stir in the yogurt and then add the pineapple, mandarin oranges and strawberries.
  3. If serving immediately, add the bananas, but if you will be serving the salad later, store in the refrigerator and add the bananas just before serving.

 

31 COMMENTS

    • I used the white chocolate pudding, it was a great quick recipe that goes with a lot of different meals. I open my OJ dip out what I want and put back in the freezer in a zip lock bag, it’s good for several makings of this dish. Definitely a keeper.

    • You could probably use orange juice but the flavor won’t be as strong as using the concentrate. I usually just scoop out what I need from a can of concentrate and then put the lid back on and save the remaining concentrate in the freezer until the next time I need it!

    • Nope, I don’t have the nutrition facts-it probably wouldn’t be too hard to figure out though depending on what type of yogurt and fruit you end up using.

  1. Could you substitute lemon pudding for the vanilla pudding and substitute lemonade concentrate for the orange ooncentrate?

  2. If cantaloupe or muskmelon is used it will over power the other fruits flavor. Many people do not care for that. (Yes I know many don’t care, but my family hate when that happens).
    Blueberries are great, as well as grapes.

  3. I do this same salad with sour cream – never tried it with yogurt. The fruits I use are the ones mentioned in this recipe plus canned peach chunks and one or two red delicious apples (peeled and chunked). Really versatile and so, so easy and good.

  4. Can I take the pineapple out? My husband despises pineapple but it’s nearly impossible to find a fruit salad recipe with no pineapple. What could I use instead?

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