When it comes to salad, the more color, the better — a good dinner salad should be loaded with fresh greens, plump cherry tomatoes and zesty red onions. But what about a dessert salad? Yes, you read that right. A dessert salad is one that doesn't have a single vegetable. This pink salad with cherry pie filling is so easy to make that it only has one step. Can you believe it? If you've ever had a hankering for something sweet and crunchy, this is the perfect easy dessert salad for you!
What is Pink Salad?
A salad is generally a mix of vegetables, but there are also fruit salads we enjoy now and again. We actually offer plenty of healthy salad recipes that you can whip up in minutes. If you're interested in something healthy and perfect for every dinner table, check out our classic Caesar salad recipe or our crunchy cucumber salad with a garlic recipe.
But if you're looking to indulge in something sweet, try our pink salad. It has a vintage flair, its simplicity and texture reminiscent of the gelatin recipes that were all the rage during the 1950s and '60s. But there's no Jell-O involved here. We won't speak for the cherries in the pie filling, though. They may be deliciously gooey and have you slurping up every last one just like a bowl full of your favorite gelatin dessert.
Pink Salad Recipe Dessert Tips
Our pink salad with cherry pie filling is meant to taste exotic; we want you to enjoy the candy-like sweetness of a cherry pie filling along with the tropical sweetness of pineapples. The pecans add a glorious crunch, while the Cool Whip and condensed milk create an irresistible, ultra-sweet fluff.
If you would like to make your pink salad recipe healthier, consider using cream cheese as a base. Blend until smooth, then add in some fresh, unsweetened cherries and low-fat Cool Whip. You can also rinse your canned pineapples if they came in syrup to remove some of the added sugar.
This dish is meant to be served chilled, so you should prepare it just before dinner, giving it plenty of time to settle into all its pink goodness while you eat. This vintage-inspired recipe will be a blast from the past for many; consider bringing it up to your parents or grandparents. They may just ask you to whip up a bowl for them!
If you like this recipe, try these!Print
- 1 can of cherry pie filling
- 1 can (drained) of pineapple chunks (rinse for a lower-cal option)
- 1 large bag of pecans (chopped)
- 1 large container of Cool-Whip
- 1 can of sweetened condensed milk
- Mix all ingredients together (in large bowl) and serve chilled as a dessert. Enjoy!!
- Prep Time: 3