Fruit Salad with a Twist {VIDEO}

Put a delicious spin on your next Fruit Salad by adding a super-secret and unexpected ingredient. This salad is a hit at parties!

Despite the hood being ripped off my car for no apparent reason on the interstate, I am determined to make our upcoming road trip happen. Seriously, who does this happen to? Have you ever heard of a hood just flying off of a car? At any rate, the little boys and I plan to head toward the east coast starting on Friday. We will stay with some awesome friends for a few nights in Louisville, and then head to Charlotte to spend a week with my dad and stepmom. Unfortunately we'll have to leave Dan behind. Darn work. Please pray that my car stays intact. 

How do you cut pineapple?

If you are using pineapple in this fruit salad (and I highly recommend that you do!) and wish to avoid paying a million dollars to buy pre-cut fruit, learn How to Cut Pineapple yourself!

Throw a ton of fruit into a giant bowl. So technical, right? I used strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, pineapple, grapes, cantaloupe and watermelon.

Add the juice from 1 lemon.

And then throw in a little something that'll make people say, "Mmm, what IS that?!" Dry pudding mix! I used vanilla flavor, but feel free to experiment!

Mix it all together and chill until you are ready to serve. Enjoy!

Have a great week! And check out my other fruity salads! Cherry Gazpacho Salad, Corn and Blueberry Salad, Candy Bar Fruit Salad and Red Fruit Salad!

Fruit Salad with a Twist

Turn up tasty by adding dry pudding mix to your fruit salad!

Contributed by Megan Porta from

Published Jun 3, 2014

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Serves: 16

Total time: 30 min



  • Half of a watermelon, seeded and chopped
  • Half of a cantaloupe, chopped
  • 1 pineapple, chopped
  • 16-oz. container strawberries, hulled and chopped
  • 2 cups grapes
  • 1 pint blueberries
  • Two 6-oz. containers raspberries
  • Juice from 1 lemon
  • 1/4 cup dry vanilla pudding mix
  1. Combine all fruit in a large bowl. Squirt the lemon juice over the top and carefully mix in the pudding mix. Chill until ready to serve!