Pina Colada Salad




I don't know about you, but I love a good pina colada. When I saw this recipe I knew it was going to be a favorite. I have made a few changes on this recipe to make it a little healthier because we could all use something that is not as fattening. My life has been a super whirlwind here lately. As soon as I get in a groove, something comes along and throws a wrench in it and I have to start all over again.

 So I decided after my super crazy day at work I needed something tropical to indulge in. This was not an easy task as my daughter was super cranky and needy due to her allergies. This was quick to throw together and I did it while I was cooking dinner. This is a lot like a watergate salad, you know that green, marshmallow salad that is super good. I could eat that stuff by the bucket full. This makes a big bowl and would be great to take to a potluck or family gathering. My family loves this!

So when you can't reach for that tropical drink....this is a good stand in! Hope you enjoy this as much as we do.




Pina Colada Salad


12 oz whipped topping ( I used light)
1 small package coconut cream pudding (I did not find in sugar free)
3 (6 oz) pina colada yogurts (found these in yoplait)
1 (20 oz) can pineapple tidbits, drained ( I used crushed pineapple)
1/2 to 3/4 cup miniature marshmallows 
toasted coconut (optional) 

Mix together the whipped topping, dry pudding, and yogurts. Refrigerate, and just before serving add drained pineapple, marshmallows, and toasted coconut. I didn't toast mine but I think it would be really good that way


**The original recipe called for bananas but I am not a huge fan of them so I left them out.



Recipe adapted from Real Mom Kitchen

Recipe shared at
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12 comments:

  1. I am in LOVE with this recipe!! I pinned it pronto!!!
    Off to the store i go!!

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  2. This sounds super tasty. What an inventive salad. Thanks for sharing on Thursdays Treasures.

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  3. Such an interesting combination of flavors. I love it when I see something like this that I have never tried before. Thanks for sharing this great recipe on Foodie Friends Friday.
    Your co host from Nosh My Way.

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  4. Love the combination of flavors! Sounds delicious. Thank you for sharing with Foodie Friends Friday!

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  6. Gday! I can always go for a pina colada, true!
    I could go for one right now too!
    Thanks for sharing at the Foodie Friends Friday Best of 2013 Party!
    Cheers! Joanne

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  7. How many bananas do I add according to original recipe?

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  8. Hey Jaime,
    The original recipe states 2-3 bananas sliced. Hope this helps. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you get to try it and it becomes a favorite.

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  9. How much marshmallows?

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    1. Between 1/2 to 3/4 cup of marshmallows. I will go and correct that.

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  10. What can I substitute instead of yoplait yogurt? Most of the yogurts nowadays has aspertame, succrolosebor sometime if sugar substitute that I am allergic too and cant have. Is there one that doesn't have that or another substitute to use in place of yogurt? I would love to make this if I could find out something to help. Any ideas? Please let me thoughts. I kove your posts. I just signed up for your email newsletter. Have a wonderful day!

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    1. Hi there Kim- You can leave the yogurt out all together and add maybe a little more whipped topping and use less marshmallows to account for a little less moisture. Maybe even add a little coconut to the mix. Hope you get to try it and love it!

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