Five Cup Salad

With only days left until Thanksgiving, I’m finally starting to get a bit of my appetite back. I haven’t really had the desire to cook at all for about 2 weeks now, and haven’t been eating much of anything except 2 banh mi’s and a double Vietnamese coffee a day for that entire time. On the bright side, I’m down 10 pounds. I am looking forward to my field trip to Jungle Jim’s tomorrow to find a turducken. I tried to get myself back into the groove by actually making something today – it’s not much, but at least it’s not a banh mi, LOL. This is one of my all time favorite fruit salads – easy to make year round, sweet, and can either be a breakfast or a dessert. I’m not sure where the recipe orginiated from, but it’s been around for years.


Five Cup Salad

1 cup crushed pineapple, drained
1 cup mandarin oranges, drained
1 cup sour cream
1 cup sweetened flaked coconut
1 cup mini marshallows

Mix all ingredients together, and put into the fridge to chill overnight. The longer you leave it, the more the marshmallows will break down.

6 thoughts on “Five Cup Salad

  1. Heather

    I’m make five cup salad for Thanksgiving and Christmas every year (it’s a family favorite), but I like to use the pineapple tidbits rather than crushed pineapple. I like the pineapple to have a little more presence in this recipe.

  2. Mrs.W

    Hello! I ran across your blog on a google-blog search for 5-cup salad. I did a post today and posted the same exact recipe myself on a christmas-memories post. don’t have a photo of the recipe, myself, so I hope you don’t mind that I directed my readers to this post of yours for to see your gorgeous photo.

    Do you have any idea where this recipe originated back in the 60s and 70s? It seems to be in every family! 🙂

    Your blog looks great–I’ve added you to my feeds and look forward to reading you regularly.

  3. Harvey Kiff

    The recipe originated well before the 60s. I remember having it in the late 40s and early fifties. It was referred to as “Marshmallow Fluff” in my family.

  4. Kirisa Alexander

    Ohh hi there 🙂 I love making and eating 5 cup salad. My aunt made it one time and ever since then I have loved it 🙂 I make it all the time 🙂 But I also add those canned non pitted cherries 🙂 still tastes amazinng !

  5. Kirisa Alexander

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