Pasta Fruit Salad

Pasta Fruit Salad is sweet, creamy and perfect for holidays and special occasions. This festive feast is packed with fruit cocktails, macaroni, and tropical palm nuts!

Pasta Fruit Salad is a follow-up recipe of chicken sesame in our 24 Days to Christmas Recipe series. Since this is an old version of 2013 that is very popular in the holiday season, I thought I’d update it with new images and push it back into the spotlight over time for Noche Buena. will give.

If you are looking for more holiday sweets, my Boko Panda has also got some TLC and it has been redesigned with new photos as well as a video to guide you through the simple process. ۔ I also have some new desserts coming up for you soon, so yes!

Christmas is just around the corner, and one dish that is present at almost every Filipino holiday is fruit salad. Traditionally, it is made with Philippine-style sweet fruit cocktail, sweet palm nuts and sweet cream, but a few years ago, a friend of mine introduced me to add macaroni to the mix.

When he offered me a serving, my first thought was, “What a way to ruin a good recipe,” but I took a spoon and quickly swallowed my words.

Cooked pasta adds a nice, chewy texture and blends well with the rest of the concoction. It’s also a cheap way to increase serving, especially when serving a large party.

This macaroni fruit salad recipe is creamy, delicious and easily customized. I like to use the Fruit Cocktail, Nata de Coco, Cuong, and Cheese Cubes to pull together but other canned fruits like peaches and mandarin oranges or fresh fruits like grapes without half seeds, sliced ​​apples, And feel free to add sliced ​​strawberries.

Helpful tips

  • For best texture, cook the macaroni in the directions of the package for about a minute. You will need to cook about 2 cups.
  • Cowing and Nata de Coco are usually packaged in heavy syrup so be sure to extract well.
  • The salad tastes a little sweeter when mixed, but when the mixture cools or freezes, the sweetness disappears.
  • If you’d like to trim down the calories a bit, you can swap the all-purpose cream and condensed milk with this yogurt dressing for a healthier option.

    Yogurt dressing

  • In a bowl, mix 1 cup plain yogurt, 1/2 cup sour cream, 1/4 cup honey, and 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar or pineapple juice.
  • Stir together until smooth and well blended.
  • Drizzle the dressing over the pasta salad and toss gently to distribute.
  • How to serve and store

  • Enjoy this pasta fruit salad recipe for your holiday gatherings and special occasions. It’s delicious for everyday sweet cravings, too!
  • Refrigerate the salad for a few hours or overnight to completely chill. Serve cold. You can also freeze it if you prefer and icy consistency.
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