Mandarin Orange Salad

Introducing a delightful twist to your regular salad options, the Mandarin Orange Salad is a refreshing blend of citrusy flavours and creamy textures, perfect for any occasion. Whether you’re looking for a vibrant side dish to complement your meal or a sweet treat to enjoy as a dessert, this recipe offers versatility and taste that’s hard to beat.

With options to tweak the ingredients for a healthier version, it can easily become a favourite in any household. Here’s how to whip up this simple yet scrumptious salad.

Mandarin Orange Salad Recipe:

This Mandarin Orange Salad is easy to prepare and customizable to fit dietary preferences. Opt for no-sugar-added pudding mix and fat-free Cool Whip to keep it lighter, or use fresh mandarin oranges for a more natural sweetness.

Experiment a few times to find your perfect version of this delightful dish. Enjoy the creamy texture combined with the zest of mandarin oranges for a truly unique salad experience!


  • 1 package Vanilla Instant Pudding Mix (dry, sugar-free preferred)
  • 1 large can of Crushed Pineapple (undrained)
  • 2 medium/large cans Mandarin Oranges (drained)
  • 1 package Cool Whip (8 oz, fat-free optional)


  1. Combine the Cool Whip and dry Vanilla Instant Pudding Mix in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Add the undrained crushed pineapple to the mixture. Then, gently fold in the drained Mandarin Oranges. Feel free to adjust the amount of mandarins to suit your taste; more for a fruitier texture, less for a subtler taste.
  3. Save a few mandarin orange slices to garnish the top of the salad for a decorative touch.
  4. Refrigerate the salad for a couple of hours to allow it to thicken, which makes it even more delightful.
  5. Serve chilled as a refreshing side dish or pair it with ice cream for a delectable dessert.
Mandarin Orange Salad

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