Pineapple Banana Salad

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Pineapple Banana Salad is one of the most delicious and easy to make fruit salads. It’s a healthy dessert or fresh salad idea that’s packed with flavor. Sometimes you simply want a salad that’s fresh, bright, and delicious. That’s why I love pineapple and banana salads; they’re in season, brightly-colored, and super tasty! Our pineapple banana salad recipe combines these flavors to make an easy side dish, or an addition to breakfast or lunch.

Pineapple and Banana Salad

Summary

Prep Time25 mins
Total Time25 mins
CourseSalad
CuisineEuropean
Servings (Default: 4)

 Ingredients

  • 50 ml vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1 lime (s), juice and zest it
  • 75 ml orange juice, freshly squeezed
  • 10 g iner
  • 2 tablespoon honey
  • 660 g banana (s)
  • 1 pineapple

 Instructions

  1.  Slightly heat the vegetable oil, curry powder and grated lime zest, remove from the stove and allow to cool. Reduce orange juice to 30 ml in a small saucepan, then allow to cool.
  2.  Remove the two ends of the pineapple, cut off the peel with a saw knife, cut out any seeds. Cut out the stalk and cut the pineapple into 1 cm thin slices. Peel the ginger, slice it finely and mix it with the lime juice, orange juice, honey and curry oil to form a vinaigrette. Just before serving, peel and slice the bananas. Spread the pineapple and bananas on plates, drizzle with the vinaigrette.

Sunshine Salad

This Sunshine Salad is the best salad to serve up for a picnic in the park, potluck dish, or a treat for a hard day’s work. Fresh fruit paired with a sugar-free Jello to make it a Weight Watchers friendly salad. Believe it or not, this sunshine salad has just 2 WW Points Plus per one serving. 

When I am trying to watch what I eat, I find I struggle when it comes to wanting to snack. I could be working one the computer and devour a whole bowl of chips before I realized I even ate them. If I am not careful I know, I can consume a lot of calories with the snacking I do. 

I generally crave sweet when I want a snack. I wanted to create a fruit salad that I could just grab when I felt that sweet craving starting to rise within me. Let me tell you, this fresh fruit sunshine salad has been such a delicious snack but also help me choose smarter when it comes to my snacking. 

Weight Watchers Sunshine Salad

I have lost 40 pounds on my Weight Watchers Plan, which is amazing. When I take the time to make dinners at home, prep snacks so I can grab and go, it saves me from making bad choices when I am out running errands. I no longer have the urge to run through a drive through, I can just grab a pre-made snack out of my purse. 

This recipe here uses sugar-free vanilla pudding; it helps make it Weight Watcher friendly. Pairing the vanilla JELLO mix next to the mandarin oranges syrup gives it a sweet and creamy consistency that just hits the spot. Then add in your fresh pineapple and banana, and this tropical salad is fit for a crowd. 

Potluck Sunshine Salad 

So if you have plans for a picnic or heading to a potluck soon, this sunshine salad is going to be a perfect fit. If you are on the Weight Watchers, plan you have a tasty dessert that you know you can enjoy, and it is so quick to make. With minimal prep, you can have it ready to go in a hurry. 

I have taken this to potlucks before, and if I know we are going to be outdoors, I just make an extra bowl with ice. I find a larger bowl and will the bottom with some ice. Then I sit the other bowl that has the fruit salad in it, on top, so the bowl is sitting on the ice. It will help keep it chilled as you are waiting to be served. 

Tips for Making Sunshine Salad       

Mandarin Oranges | Do not drain the juice from our oranges. This is what the Jello mix will work with to create a creamy syrup for the salad. 

Pineapple | One tool I use is a pineapple corer. It takes just minutes to get the core out of the pineapple and makes cutting up fresh pineapple so much easier. They are pretty affordable, and most mass retailers have them, or you can buy one online if need be. 

Bananas | I reach for a less ripe banana when I make this salad. I want it to still be mostly yellow with little to no brown spots. You will have a slightly firmer texture, and it will hold up nicely in the salad. When you use a browner (ripe) banana, they can break down a lot faster in the salad, giving you a more mushy texture. 

Perfect Summer Salad

This indeed is an ideal summer salad. If you are not on the Weight Watchers, plan this is still an outstanding fruit salad recipe that I highly recommend serving up. My whole family loves this, and when I bring it to parties or a family gathering, it is always one of the first things that get cleaned up the fastest. 

Give it a try the next time you are craving a fruit salad and see how you like it. If you are not a fan of sugar-free, you can always replace with regular vanilla pudding as well. It will taste just as good. 

PINEAPPLE BANANA FLUFF

This vintage Pineapple Banana Fluff recipe is light and fluffy, bursting with banana and pineapple flavor and a great sweet side dish for a potluck, barbecue, or family dinner.

Close up on the top of a glass bowl filled with chilled Pineapple Banana Fluff sitting on a pink table linen.

INGREDIENTS YOU WILL NEED

HOW TO MAKE PINEAPPLE BANANA SALAD

Step 1: Drain the juices from the can of Pineapple into a medium saucepan.  Save the pineapple chunks for later.
Step 2: Add the sugar and flour to the pineapple juice and stir until flour is dissolved.
Step 3: Whisk the eggs in a separate bowl and add to the pineapple mixture.
Step 4: Cook over medium heat until thick, stirring frequently to make sure it doesn’t burn. When thickened, take off the heat and let cool.

Step 5: Add Whipping Cream to a bowl.
Step 6: Whip whipping cream with a mixer until stiff peaks form.

Step 7: Pineapple mixture must be cool to continue.
Step 8:  Add the sliced bananas and pineapple chunks to the saucepan.
Step 9: Stir until the fruit is covered in the pineapple mixture.
Step 10: Add the whipped cream and gently fold until combined.

Step 11: Spread the Pineapple Banana Fluff into a large glass bowl or a 9×13″ glass baking dish. Chill for at least 2 hours before serving.

EXPERT TIPS AND FAQS

What kind of Canned Pineapple should I buy?

This recipe tastes best with Canned Pineapple in Heavy Syrup versus the type canned with the lighter Pineapple juices in order to infuse the fluff with the ultimate pineapple flavor.

How long will it stay fresh?

This is a dessert that will only last about 24 hours, after that the bananas start to brown.  It will still taste delicious but it isn’t very appetizing so we recommend making this on the day you will serve it.

PINEAPPLE BANANA FLUFF

yield 12 SERVINGS

prep time 10 MINUTES

additional time 10 MINUTES

total time 20 MINUTES

This vintage Pineapple Banana Fluff recipe is light and fluffy, bursting with banana and pineapple flavor and a great sweet side dish for a potluck, barbecue, or family dinner.

INGREDIENTS

  •  20 oz. can Pineapple Chunks
  •  2 large Eggs
  •  2 tablespoons Granulated Sugar
  •  1 tablespoon All-Purpose Flour
  •  2 med./lg. Bananas (sliced)
  •  1 pint Whipping Cream

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Drain the juices from the can of Pineapple into a medium saucepan.  Save the pineapple for later.
  2. Add the sugar and flour to the pineapple juice and stir until flour is dissolved.
  3. Whisk the eggs in a separate bowl and add to the pineapple mixture.
  4. Cook over medium heat until thick, stirring frequently to make sure it doesn’t burn. When thickened, take off the heat and let cool.
  5. Add Whipping Cream to a separate bowl.
  6. Whip whipping cream with a mixer until stiff peaks form.
  7. The pineapple mixture must be cool to continue.
  8. Add sliced bananas and pineapple chunks to the saucepan.
  9. Stir until the fruit is covered in the pineapple mixture.
  10. Add the whipped cream and gently fold until combined.
  11. Spread the Pineapple Banana Fluff into a large glass bowl or a 9×13″ glass baking dish.
  12. Chill for at least 2 hours before serving.

NOTES

What kind of Canned Pineapple should I buy?
This recipe tastes best with Canned Pineapple in Heavy Syrup versus the type canned with the lighter Pineapple juices in order to infuse the fluff with the ultimate pineapple flavor.

How long will it stay fresh?
This is a dessert that will only last about 24 hours, after that the bananas start to brown.  It will still taste delicious but it isn’t very appetizing so we recommend making this on the day you will serve it.

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