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Fruit Salad Recipe

This is a very simple and quick summer side dish – fruit salad. Fruit salad is very popular and if you go to almost any party or event, you will be sure to find a large bowl of fruit salad. This dish is perfect for those who are looking to make something for a graduation party. I have tried a few different fruit salad recipes but this one is by far the best. The sauce which is a mixture of instant vanilla pudding mix, water, and pineapple juice really makes the dish. The only work that’s really involved is dicing all of the fruits. This dish is also very versatile; you could use a lot of different fruits such as blueberries and kiwis. You can also use different types of nuts if you prefer something other than pecans.  The process is very simple. Some of the diced fruits are placed in a bowl and then coated with lemon juice. The rest of the fruits and the pecans are added and then coated with the pudding mixture. The salad is then chilled and ready to serve. Enjoy.

(Makes 10 Servings)

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Fruit Salad Recipe

  • Author: Bobby


  • 2 medium bananas (sliced or diced)
  • 2 medium apples (diced)
  • The juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 (20 ounces) can pineapple tidbits (with juice reserved)
  • 2 cups strawberries (sliced)
  • 2 cups grapes
  • ¼ cup pecans (chopped)
  • 1 (1 ½ ounce) box sugar-free instant vanilla pudding mix
  • A ½ cup of water



  1. In a large mixing bowl combine apples, bananas and lemon juice. Toss to coat. Add pineapple, strawberries, grapes, and pecans.
  2. In a small bowl whisk vanilla pudding mix with water and reserved pineapple juice until smooth.
    Add pudding mixture to fruit and mix gently until thoroughly coated.
  3. Refrigerate until you are ready to serve.


  1. Bunny says:

    Ok I’m bookmarking this it’s to good not too. What a great way to have fruit salad. I’m going grocery shopping this week and buying FRUIT!

  2. Chumasmom says:

    I just made this but used cheesecake-flavored instant pudding instead of vanilla. This is the best fruit salad I have ever tasted!

  3. Erika says:

    This looks good. I’ll try it this weekend. Can anyone tell me the minimum amount of time for refrigeration? (I am a novice cook.) Thank you!

  4. Bobby says:

    Erika – I wouldn’t say there is really a ‘minimum’ amount of time. I mean, you could eat it without chilling if you wanted. I would say an hour should be good though.

  5. BRIGITE says:

    I’ve made this from this recipe, and it was great. The only thing I’d like to note is — use a ‘brand’ pudding mix. It isn’t as good with generic.

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