Sunday, August 2, 2009

5 Cup Salad


This was a summer staple for me growing up. When I asked my mom for the recipe she just gave me a funny look and said, "It's 5 cup salad, just remember what was in it and it's a cup of each." Okay, I felt more than a little bit stupid then. 5 cups, 5 ingredients. So easy.

Here's the 5 ingredients, use a cup of each.
-mini marshmallows
-coconut
-mandarin oranges
-sour cream
-pineapple tidbits

Mix everything together. I find it tastes best if you make it ahead of time (the morning of or the day before you serve it)

10 comments:

Melody said...

That's easy to remember! Looks so refreshing for the summer! Yummy!

Ingrid said...

Talk about easy! AND sounds good. I bet the sour cream in it really makes the salad. I'm gonna remember this one! :)
~ingrid

Cyndi said...

That's what MY mother said. They must be in cahoots. Is she from Texas? I have that on my list to make; it's one of my favorite fruit salads.

Donna-FFW said...

Looks perfect for this time of year. I bet all these ingredients are wonderful together.

Chow and Chatter said...

this looks great only since moving to the US have I seen this I remember seeing in hospital cafeteria and wondering what it was!

Monica H said...

Ooh this is a good salad. My MIL makes it and I gobble it up. I've made it but it's not an attrctive dish to photograph. I'll stick to eating it!

Lara said...

Sounds like something I need to try. It looks perfect for the summer time!

girlichef said...

What a great summer salad...LOL...mom's!! Such a cute story :D

Katy ~ said...

This salad used to be very popular at bridal showers and such a good while back. I haven't had it in years. Good to see it remembered and posted because I never knew what was in it.

Anonymous said...

It will help if you drain the fruits before you combine the ingredients.