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Five cup salad

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An old favorite, this Five cup salad recipe never gets old and was a staple at family gathering for 50 years. Creamy and sweet, loaded with fruit, mini marshmallows, and topped with coconut, this one is a never fail recipe.

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How do I store Five cup salad?

This salad will easily store in a covered dish for 3-5 days in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

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You just stir it all together, chill, and you have a fabulous addition to any dinner, whether Friday night, or Sunday Brunch. The flavors are so good together, everyone will love this sweet, tropical salad. 

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Ingredients you’ll need for Five cup salad.

To get started making this recipe, you’ll first want to gather all your ingredients first.

Ingredients you’ll need for this Five cup salad recipe.

  • Mandarin Oranges
  • Crushed Pineapple
  • Sour Cream
  • Shredded Coconut
  • ┬áMini Marshmallows

You’ll also want some extra coconut on the side to garnish your bowl!

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1: Open the Can of Mandarin Oranges, and drain in a colander.  Open the can of Pineapple and drain the heavy syrup into a container with a lid – save the syrup for drinks, or sauces. 

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Step 2: Place the Oranges in a medium size serving bowl, add the drained Pineapple, Sour Cream, Shredded Coconut, and Mini Marshmallows. 

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Step 3: Stir well to mix.  Cover with Cling Wrap, and place the Salad in the refrigerator for about 4 hours to completely chill.  Before serving, remove from the refrigerator and stir well to blend.

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NOTE:  May be served with side dishes for Brunch, Dinner, or anytime.  Also great served with Sandwiches, and crackers. ALSO:  There seems to be some confusion between this old recipe for the traditional 5 Cup Salad, and Ambrosia – Ambrosia has Cool Whip and Maraschino Cherries, and can contain Banana Slices, and chopped Nuts, like Pecans or Walnuts – 5 Cup Salad does not contain those ingredients.

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Five cup salad

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 5 minutes

An old favorite, this Five cup salad recipe never gets old and was a staple at family gathering for 50 years. Creamy and sweet, loaded with fruit, mini marshmallows, and topped with coconut, this one is a never fail recipe.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Mandarin Oranges
  • 1 cup Crushed Pineapple
  • 1 cup Sour Cream
  • 1 cup Shredded Coconut
  • 1 cup Mini Marshmallows

Instructions

  1. Open the Can of Mandarin Oranges, and drain in a colander. Open the can of Pineapple and drain the heavy syrup into a container with a lid - save the syrup for drinks, or sauces. 
  2. Place the Oranges in a medium size serving bowl, add the drained Pineapple, Sour Cream, Shredded Coconut, and Mini Marshmallows. 
  3. Stir well to mix. 
  4. Cover with Cling Wrap, and place the Salad in the refrigerator for about 4 hours to completely chill.  Before serving, remove from the refrigerator and stir well to blend.

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