Strawberry Banana Salad

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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!

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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

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!

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Ingredients:

  • 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)

Directions:

  1. Place bananas in a large bowl and mash. Stir in juice from 1/2 of a lemon.
  2. Add sugar, pineapple and greek yogurt. Stir until smooth. Stir in cherries and strawberries.
  3. Fold in whipped topping. Refrigerate until serving.

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Strawberry Banana Salad is the perfect addition to any party or picnic and it makes an unforgettable snack too. Packed with bananas, pineapple, strawberries and Greek yogurt, this dish is sweet and creamy. 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 the perfect addition to any party or picnic and it makes an unforgettable snack too. Packed with bananas, pineapple, strawberries and Greek yogurt, this dish is sweet and creamy. While it's easy to make, it is even easier to eat, so be prepared for an empty dish in record time!

Holly

Holly is a wine and cheese lover, recipe creator, shopping enthusiast and self appointed foodie. Her greatest passion is creating in the kitchen and making deliciously comforting recipes for the everyday home cook!

50 comments on “Strawberry Banana Salad”

  1. Send me some more very good 

  2. Gona try a recipe or 2

    Rating: 5
  3. Gotta try the strawberry salad.and probably others.

  4. I LOVE this recipe!! It’s great for spring/summertime picnics and BBQs. I make it several times a year and never have leftovers. The only change I’ve made is NO SUGAR. Personally, all the fruit and whipped cream make it PLENTY sweet for me (and no one has ever complained). But so so easy and yummy.

    Rating: 5
  5. The salad was very good but nothing special.
    Just taste like the regular whip cream fruit salad I make often. However it calls for so much sugar
    That  stick with my recipe 

  6. I made this for our church annual fall dinner. It was leftover the next day and was still delicious!  I used real heavy whipping cream whipped up to what would’ve been an 8 oz container of cool whip and it still held up!  I loved it!

  7. Made this for memorial day and it was delicious… however, it seemed runny to me… do you squeeze the juice from the pineapple? I did let it drain while I prepped everything else… I tasted it when I was done and it was amazing as is, but I’m a foodie and can never leave a recipe as it’s printed, I always venture off from the paper… we own an ice cream parlor and it reminded me of a banana split, so I threw in some mini chocolate chips and crushed pecan pieces!! I should add, I also took an empty serving bowl home, everyone devoured it!! Thank you for the great recipe!!

    • I am so glad this was a hit at your gathering! I love the additions you made! They sound delicious!

  8. I’m having a party for 30 people how much do you think I would need to make? Double the recipe, maybe triple? There will be other food too. Thanks

    • This recipe will make approximately 3 cups of salad. I hope that will help you calculate what you will need.

  9. Wanting to make this for Easter Dinner but instead of a fresh lemon could I use lemon juice? If so how much?

  10. What,do you think the carb count is in the strawberry banana salad I’d I sub artificial sweetener??

  11. cannot use the yogurt or sour cream i am using cream cheese hope it works

  12. what can be used instead of yogurt…I hate it in the banana split recipe and also how much lemon juice..it just says 1/2 lemon juice…thanks

    • Try using sour cream in place of yogurt. You will need the juice from 1/2 of a lemon. Hope that helps.

  13. You forgot to put the size of whipped topping
    Always double check your recipes
    But I’m waiting for the answer to how much whipped topping
    Then maybe you fix the recipe
    Also your lettering this should be darker

  14. Can I use plain yogurt,I hate greek

  15. I have to try this. Not a cook of any kind but I do like food. I won’t let you know how it will turn out, because you already know. But, know that I shall enjoy so know that you have provided your good deed for the day.Thank you and God Bless.

  16. Can you freeze leftovers?

  17. Looks good but I wonder how it would taste with Stevia instead of sugar, and low fat whip cream. As it is I would suspect a decent amount of calories per serving?

    • I haven’t tried it with Splenda or stevia so I can’t say if it would work instead of sugar. If you do try it the package likely has a conversion chart for baking.

  18. I love that kind of a recipe and I love ambrosia salad it all looks delicious I’ll be sure to do that also thank you

  19. This is awesome and healthy. Can’t wait to serve it. Tastes wonderful.

  20. Do you send out a newsletter?

  21. What can I use in place of the 1/3 cup of sugar?

    • I haven’t tried it with Splenda or stevia so I can’t say if it would work instead of sugar. If you do try it the package likely has a conversion chart for baking.

  22. Can’t wait to try this!

  23. It looks wonderful but what size container of whipped topping is needed?

  24. for the strawberry banana dessert is there an ALTERNATIVE, I DON’T LIKE YOGURT!

  25. This was really yummy but it never thickened up like Watergate or Ambrosia salad. It needs pudding mix or something like that. Maybe banana pudding mix since it starts with mashed bananas. Even cheesecake mix might be good. I will probably try that next time.

  26. This sounds delicious and I plan to make today. Do you mash the bananas completely? The closeup of the picture appears to show slices and chunks of banana throughout, not just the garnishment piece on top. When I read mashed I first thought of how I would mash for banana bread, but after looking at the picture I’m unsure. Thank you.

  27. this will be my first trying this recipe.the piture looks yummy can not wait to make it

  28. It looks Wonderful. Would you be able to estimate about how many points it would be for like a cup? Thank you so much. I would love to try it out.

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