September 4, 2009

What's Cookin' - Hawaiian Salad

Mom, apparently you should have published a cookbook because it seems so many of my favorite recipes that we make over and over are from your kitchen.

We are having a few people over for a barbeque on Sunday. We'll be doing burgers, brats, pasta salad, pico de gallo, chips. As I'm running through this with hubby he asks, "Aren't you going to make Hawaiian Salad?" This is another one of his all-time favorites and I usually have to make two bowls -- one for company and one to hide away just for him. I have seen him eat right out of the serving bowl with a large serving spoon. Sorry, honey, but it's so cute!

This salad could not be easier to make and it's fast. This is the kind of thing you can put together quickly if company is on the way over. You just need these ingredients:

 Hawaiian Salad

2 - 20 oz. cans Dole Pineapple Tidbits (drained)
4 - 11 oz. cans mandarin oranges (drained)
2 cups mini marshmallows
1 cup unsweetened flake coconut
8 oz. fat free sour cream

Mix it all together in a big serving bowl and chill. You can certainly adjust the amounts if you like more coconut, etc.

This salad is especially refreshing when it's hot outside, but we eat it all year long.

Hope everyone has a safe and happy Labor Day weekend!


Kelli said...

I remember this - YUM! Why do we own so many cook books, when we always go back to Mom's version? Remind me to go through the buffet line AHEAD of your hubby from now on!

Sara said...

Mom's recipes could easily be made into a hot selling book! I'm not gung ho about pineapple, so I think I would double up on the mandarin oranges for my personal Hawaiian salad.

jayaycee said...

That's the great thing about it. You can change it any way you like. Sometimes I feel like more marshmallows. :-)

jayaycee said...

Yep, this is the ultimate. Just made a big bowl today!

Kelli said...

You think it's marshmallow....but it SNOT! : )

jayaycee said...

Okay, that is perfect! SNORT!!!!!