Thursday, May 20, 2010

Crystal Light Salad

In keeping with ideas related to summer picnics, I thought I would share my families favorite fruit salad recipe. I got this recipe during a T Ball game several summers ago. It is very easy to throw together, and you can use whatever fruit happens to be on sale. The Crystal Light acts as a preservative (citric acid), and it keeps the fruit fresh (even sliced bananas) for a week (if it lasts that long).
I have even tried this out on extended family and friend. Everyone loves it! Word of caution though, if you have little kids in the crowd stay away from red colored Crystal Light (unless you like taking your kids to church with a semi permanent, bright red mustache!).

Crystal Light Salad

1 personal sized water melon, cubed
1 cantaloupe or honey dew melon
1 pound container of strawberries; hulled
3 - 4 cups grapes
3 - 4 sliced bananas
1 (15 oz) can pineapple chunks or 2 cups fresh pineapple
1 packet of Crystal Light (the one you add to make 2 quarts of punch)

Add fruit into a LARGE bowl. Sprinkle packet Crystal Light over fruit. Toss to coat fruit. Refrigerate overnight to let the flavors blend.

  • You can use Wyler's or generic brand in place of Crystal Light
  • Pink Lemonade, Strawberry, Strawberry Kiwi, and Raspberry are all yummy.
  • I have also added in raspberries, blueberries, peaches, kiwi, and plums.
I keep a bowl of this in the fridge all summer long for snacking, or a quick addition to any meal.


  1. MMMM! This is my favorite and all thanks to you giving me this recipe years ago. Thanks for the great reminder!!

  2. I am really excited about this recipe. It is fruit-salad-hot here in Arizona at least 9 months out of the year, so I am thrilled to add this to my recipe file. Hubby constantly asks me to make Hawaiian Salad so I'm going to try your Crystal Light Salad soon!

  3. sounds yummy, tina you have the best recipes ..thanks for sharing

  4. I love your blog and am passing on to you the Happy 101 award. It's a good thing. Pop by my place to pick it up ...

  5. I made it tonight, so yummy. Thanks for the recipe.

  6. I just found this recipe, thanks. Will definitely be trying it this summer.



Related Posts with Thumbnails