Strawberry Banana Salad is the perfect addition to any party or picnic and it makes an unforgettable snack too. Packed with fruit this dish is sweet, creamy and takes just minutes to make. While it’s easy to make, it is even easier to eat, so be prepared for an empty dish in record time!
Strawberry Banana Salad is one of those luscious dishes that is perfect for any occasion! It is sweet, fluffy and creamy, making it a great option for dessert but it also serves well as a side dish. I don’t know about you, but I always go for the fruit salad at a picnic or party! We’ve always had Ambrosia Salad with both picnics and turkey dinner but this is our new favorite!
This recipe starts with mashed ripe bananas. It is important to add the lemon to this recipe to keep your bananas from turning brown, plus the tangy juice adds a great flavor dimension to complement the natural sweetness of the fruit! We add in a combination of crushed pineapple and fresh strawberries but any berry works great in this recipe including raspberries, blackberries or blueberries!
A dessert salad is something that you can’t go wrong with when you are feeding a crowd of hungry guests! While it might not be a leafy green salad, it is packed with Greek yogurt and nutritious fruits, making this one sweet you can savor without all of the guilt!
This recipe does call for fresh lemon juice and in this case fresh is definitely best! If you can’t get fresh you can substitute 1 tablespoon bottled lemon juice.
You can make this dish a few hours ahead of time and leftovers (if you’re lucky enough to have any) will keep in the fridge for up to 3 days!
Strawberry Banana Salad
- 3 ripe bananas
- 1/2 lemon , juiced
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1 can (14oz) crushed pineapple drained
- 1 1/2 cups diced strawberries
- 1/2 cup chopped maraschino cherries
- 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 1 tub whipped topping (8 oz)
- Place bananas in a large bowl and mash. Stir in juice from 1/2 of a lemon.
- Add sugar, pineapple and greek yogurt. Stir until smooth. Stir in cherries and strawberries.
- Fold in whipped topping. Refrigerate until serving.
(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)