Dessert salads tend to fall into two categories – fluff or fruit – but these incredible recipes prove there’s so much more to this unique treat.
Yes, there’s plenty of fruit in this list of over 20 creative dishes, but I’ll bet you’ve never tasted these flavorful fruit fusions.
From the tropical flavors of pineapple and mango to the summery taste of fresh berries, these fruity combinations will have you drooling.
Fancy something more decadent? How about a strawberry shortcake salad? Or a blueberry cheesecake salad?
Light and fruity, or sinfully delicious, these dessert salads are the perfect way to round off a meal.
This creamy fruit salad has a bit of everything.
Chunks of fresh fruit are nestled amid tiny marshmallows and dressed up with yogurt, cherries, and pecans.
It’s crunchy, juicy, sweet, and refreshing all at once. Your tastebuds may not know what’s going on, but your belly will be very happy.
You can’t beat the classics. Especially this classic fruit salad, which plays with a variety of delicious tastes and textures.
It’s a bright bowlful, loaded with colorful kiwis, berries, mandarins, and more.
Add a swirl of peach pie filling and you’ll have a crave-worthy dessert the whole family will love.
All the tropical tastes of Hawaii are here in this delightful dessert.
It’s an exotic mix of juicy pineapple pieces, shredded coconut, marshmallows, and nuts – stirred together in a rich, creamy dressing.
Also known as pistachio fluff or Syracuse cake, this salad is a time-honored potluck favorite.
You’ll need pistachio pudding, canned pineapples, whipped topping, pecans, and marshmallows for this crazy good pudding which comes together in minutes.
Simply dump all the ingredients into a bowl, stir, and chill!
You can turn it into a pie by spreading it on a graham cracker crust or keep it simple and just decorate with a few cherries right before serving.
Made with Jell-O, cool whip, and pudding, this is a dessert that even salad-hating kids will love.
And mum will love it too, thanks to the addition of mandarin oranges, providing all those good antioxidants and vitamins.
Inspired by the queen of southern cooking, this Trisha Yearwood recipe is the real deal.
Creamy yet tart, it’s a juicy mix of plump grapes and crunchy nuts, tossed in a cream cheese-based dressing.
Perfect for a light side or a simple snack, this easy dish is the best thing you can do with a bunch of grapes.
This airy green salad is a must for your next St Patrick’s Day party.
Made with canned pineapple, Jell-O, and cool whip, it’s insanely addictive and very easy to throw together.
You can use whatever jello you have in the house but stick to lime if you’re working with a green theme.
And don’t toss the pineapple juice! You’ll need it for the Jell-O, and trust me, you do not want to skip this step.
Buko salad is a dense pudding hailing from the Philippines and made with native island fruits like coconut.
Traditionally served at any and all celebrations, it’s a festive dish that brings the fun.
Made with plenty of coconut and tropical fruits, it’s an exotic alternative to the usual dessert fare.
Make this for your next gathering, and your guests will be suitably wowed.
One for the kids (and Coca-Cola-loving adults!), this soda-inspired salad will soon be a family favorite.
A jiggly Jell-O mold, flavored with tart cherries and sweet pineapple, it’s an eye-catching plateful that’ll be great for kids’ parties and other family fun times.
Crunchy, sweet, and creamy – I’m a little bit in love with this dreamy salad.
Made with bright red strawberries, it’s a winner for Valentine’s Day.
A salty pretzel crust topped with cream cheese and strawberry Jell-O will soften even the hardest of hearts.
If there’s one dessert I can’t live without, it’s cheesecake.
That’s why this gorgeous recipe is on the top of my list.
It’s everything a cheesecake should be – creamy, firm, sweet – swirled together with fresh berries and whipped cream.
Keep this handy for those times when you really want cheesecake, but you really don’t want to make cheesecake.
Airy and soft, this salad tastes like biting into banana-flavored clouds.
Made with condensed milk, cherry pie filling, bananas, and pineapple, it’s beautifully fruity but very light.
With just 5 ingredients and a 15 minute prep time, this is a super-easy way to enjoy all the fun of strawberry shortcake without standing over the stove.
Simply mix together cream, strawberries, marshmallows, and cake pieces for a creamy pudding that’s as easy to eat as it is to make.
Wow. That’s what your guests will say when they see this beautiful, colorful dessert on the table.
Layered with vibrant stripes, it’s a feast for the eyes as well as the belly. Save this one for big occasions and celebrate in style!
Some people make salads with lettuce. Some people make salads with cookies. I know which team I’m on.
Yes, it’s Team Cookie all the way with this creative recipe.
A gorgeous blend of vanilla pudding, fudgy cookies, and fresh fruit, this strikes the perfect balance between healthy and heavenly.
This is probably the easiest and fastest Jell-O salad you’ll ever make.
A tasty blend of raspberries, vanilla pudding, yogurt, and Cool Whip, it takes just a few minutes to prep and serve!
You’ll get major parenting points for putting this chocolatey salad on the table tonight.
Made with chopped Snickers bars and pudding mix, it’s a hit with little eaters.
But don’t worry, there’s healthy fruit in there, too – apples, strawberries, and grapes add a nutritional balance to this rich feast.
Coconut pudding, mini-marshmallows, whipped cream, and pineapple are four ingredients that make one incredible salad.
Temptingly tropical and richly creamy, this is a dessert worthy of second helpings.
If you love chocolate and peanut butter, you’ll fall head over heels for this fluff.
It’s loaded with sweet chunks of Reese’s candy and creamy peanut butter.
And if that’s not enough chocolatey goodness for you, serve with chocolate graham crackers and peanut butter cookies!
Pineapples and cream are a winning combination.
This recipe takes all that tropical creamy flavor and adds a crunchy pretzel crust to make a layered dessert that really hits the spot.
This sweet and fruity salad is perfect for fall.
It’s a filling mix of fresh apple pieces, dark chocolate, maple syrup, cranberries, and pecans.
With all those autumn flavors, it’s a must for your Thanksgiving table.
This melt-in-the-mouth fluff is heaven in a dish.
It’s a creamy no-bake dessert loaded with crushed Oreo pieces and vanilla pudding.
Incredibly easy to make, it’s also very versatile. You can use different flavors of Oreos, add marshmallows, use chocolate pudding. Anything goes!
Light and zesty, summer desserts don’t get much better than this lemon fluff salad.
It’s a vibrant combination of tangy lemon jello, lemon pie filling, and cool whip.
It’s incredibly easy to make too. You can skip the oven with this no-bake pudding, making it perfect for parties in the dog days of summer.
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