Auntie Midge’s Hawaiian Salad

Experience a taste of the tropics with Auntie Midge’s Hawaiian Salad, a delightful blend of fruit cocktail, pineapple, mandarin oranges, marshmallows, and creamy sour cream. This refreshing salad is perfect for potlucks, picnics, or any occasion where you want to add a touch of island flair to your table. Follow this quick and easy recipe to create a dish that will transport you to paradise with every bite.


  • 1 (30 ounce) can fruit cocktail, drained thoroughly
  • 1 (20 ounce) can pineapple chunks, drained thoroughly
  • 1 (8 ounce) can mandarin oranges, drained thoroughly
  • 1 (10.5 ounce) package miniature marshmallows
  • 1 (24 ounce) container sour cream


  • In a large bowl, mix together the drained fruit cocktail, pineapple chunks, mandarin oranges, and miniature marshmallows until well combined.
  • Add the container of sour cream to the fruit mixture.
  • Stir until all the fruit is completely coated with the sour cream, ensuring even distribution.
  • Cover the bowl with plastic wrap or a lid.
  • Refrigerate the Hawaiian salad for 4 to 8 hours to allow the flavors to meld and the salad to chill thoroughly.
  • Once chilled, serve the Hawaiian salad cold as a refreshing side dish or dessert.

Recipe Notes:

  • For added texture and flavor, you can include chopped nuts such as pecans or walnuts.
  • Customize the salad by adding shredded coconut or maraschino cherries for a festive touch.
  • Adjust the sweetness by using sweetened or unsweetened sour cream, depending on your preference.
  • This salad can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours before serving.

Nutritional Information:

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 4 hours 5 minutes
  • Servings: 10
  • Cuisine: Hawaiian
  • Category: Salad, Dessert
  • Calories: 265 kcal
  • Serving Size: 1 cup
  • Sugar: 25g
  • Sodium: 45mg
  • Fat: 9g
  • Carbohydrates: 44g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Protein: 2g
  • Cholesterol: 20mg

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