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
- ½ lemon juiced
- ⅓ cup sugar
- 14 ounces crushed pineapple drained
- 1 ½ cups strawberries diced
- ½ cup maraschino cherries chopped
- 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 1 tub whipped topping 8 ounces
- Place bananas in a large bowl and mash. Stir in juice from ½ 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.
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why mash the bananas?.I would only mash half and cut the rest. Also, I would not add sugar. Fruit and Cool Whip are sweet enough.
I want to make this; however I don’t understand the cetric system. Can you please have recipes written so Americans will understand measurements. It’s a shame !
This recipe does not use the metric system.
This 72 year old gentleman made this strawberry-banana salad and it came out great and delicious. Easy to make and easier to eat :)
That is great Al! Glad you enjoyed it :)
Sounds amazing but we need to cut the sugar. What about Splenda instead?
Hi Michele, we haven’t tried this recipe with Splenda yet. 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. Let us know how it turns out!
I love looking for food that is cheap and easy to make
And tastes delicious…now that is my kinda triple threat Jody!
This was ok but not one of my favorites. It needs some sort of nuts
Thanks for your feedback Tanya. I bet pecans would be a yummy addition!
Hi- is it possible to use fresh pineapple instead of canned, and whipped cream (either from a can or made from heavy/whipping cream) instead of the whipped topping? If so, are there any adjustments that should be considered?
I haven’t tried it so I can’t say for sure M, but fresh pineapple should be just fine. The whipped topping holds up better than whipped cream, so your salad may not have as much structure after it sits. If you try it I would love to hear how it turns out!
Do you have to use greek yogurt? My kids aren’t the biggest fans of greek yogurt, and if I can use regular yogurt is it plain yogurt or vanilla flavored yogurt? Thank you
Regular yogurt would work perfectly (the texture is a bit softer but it’ll still work great). Vanilla is sweetened so I’d recommend plain.
Hello im making this with my daughter this weekend and wanna make sure its right ! So do you drain the pineapples or just dump them and the juice in ?
The pineapple in this recipe is drained. Enjoy!
Thank you! Also i got the wrong yogurt but didnt realize it till i had everything in bowl together can i still make it then add yogurt tomorrow ?
Yes, I think that you could add the yogurt later and it should work out fine. Enjoy Katelyn!
Looks wonderful, but carbs and sugar are too high for a diabetic…
Could you post or send me the nutritional value and maybe appropriate serving size…I’m not much of a breakfast person, but with a workout and trying to lose weight, this looks somewhat healthy, and to me, a perfect breakfast! Thanks for your help!
The serving size can be found above the ingredients, and the nutritional value can be found in the recipe below the instructions.
Send me some more very good
Gona try a recipe or 2
Gotta try the strawberry salad.and probably others.
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.
I am so glad you have enjoyed this recipe!
Anything you can use besides pineapple? I love fresh pineapple but not canned!
I have only tried the recipe as written. You may be able to substitute some other crushed fruit, but it would change the taste and texture of the salad. Let us know if you try it!
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
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!
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!