Salad Delight

Salad Delight has tropical fruit, fluffy marshmallows, and whipped cream and toasted coconut.  It makes this vintage dessert perfect for the holidays, cookouts or anytime. 

Salad Delight in a bowl with slider sandwiches and a craft beer off to the side.

This Mitten Movie Night I’m taking it to the tropics so salad delight it is! Don’t let the name fool you this ‘salad’ is a tropical fruit salad that is a sweet treat. Fruits, marshmallows and whipped cream topped with toasted coconut. This vintage recipe stands the test of time and perfect for holidays, picnics or any night of the week.  I may not be able to escape to a warmer climate right now but I can make this salad delight, sit under a bright light with sunglasses and sip on a mango sour beer.  Sounds good, huh?

What TV show pairs well with fruit salad?

Recommended watching: We are catching up on a new to us show, Atlanta.  If you are a fan of Donald Glover either the show he started in Community or his music you will see him at his finest in this drama.  A little thing you may not know about him thought (and no he is NOT related to Danny Glover) he was actually discovered by Tina Fey and wrote for my favorite show ever, 30 Rock.

What beer pairs well with Salad Delight?

The beer: In The Flesh from Two Brothers Artisan Brewing.

With this, I am serving it as a side with some slider sandwiches.  A perfect beer to pair this with is In The Flesh from Two Brothers Artisan Brewing.  I’m a really big fan of sour beers and this one made with mango is on the top of my favorites list. The sourness does cut the sweetness of the salad. Delicious!

Now on to this salad delight that’s not a salad at all.

Salad Delight in a bowl ready to eat.

How to make Salad Delight:

While I do usually like to have pictures of each step there simply was no reason for it.  All you have to do is set the whipped cream and frozen fruit on the counter and let thaw.  You could also do this overnight in the refrigerator.  Once the items have thawed make sure to drain the frozen fruit as it may have water in the bottom.

Next, open the can of crushed pineapple and drain that too.  You don’t want it making your salad runny.

In a medium sized bowl add the fruit, pineapple, whipped cream, chopped banana, and marshmallows. Mix to combine all the ingredients.

In a small pan on the stove over medium heat melt 1/2 tsp of butter.  Add the coconut and toast for 2-3 minutes.  Take off the stove and let cool.

Sprinkle on top of the salad.

And here you are…..

Salad Delight in a bowl ready to eat.

From our home in the Bottom Left of the Mitten to yours ~ Enjoy!

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Salad Delight
Don't let the name fool you! Salad delight is a sweet treat. Fruit, marshmallows and whipped cream topped with toasted coconut. This vintage recipe stands the test of time and perfect for holidays, picnics or any night of the week.
Salad Delight | Bottom Left of the Mitten
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Salad Delight | Bottom Left of the Mitten
Instructions
  1. Set the whipped cream and frozen fruit on the counter and let thaw. You could also do this overnight in the refrigerator. Once the items have thawed make sure to drain the frozen fruit as it may have water in the bottom.
  2. Next open the can of crushed pineapple and drain that too. You don't want it making your salad runny.
  3. In a medium sized bowl add the fruit, pineapple, whipped cream, chopped banana and marshmallows. Mix to combine all the ingredients.
  4. In a small pan on the stove over medium heat melt 1/2 tsp of butter. Add the coconut and toast for 2-3 minutes. Take off the stove and let cool.
  5. Sprinkle the coconut on top of the salad. Enjoy!

Piña Colada Upside Down Cake #SundaySupper

Looking for a luscious dessert that tastes as good as it smells while baking?  With this Piña Colada Upside Down Cake you will feel like you have been transported to a tropical local.  Flip flops not required to enjoy.

Pina Colada Upside Down Cake from Bottom Left of the Mitten

This cake uses regular boxed cake mix but then it is given an ‘island vibe’ by using Coconut Crème Jell-O Pudding mix and pineapple juice instead of oil.  So now on to the recipe.

Piña Colada Upside Down Cake | Bottom Left of the Mitten

I greased a square & circle 8″x8″ pan to make 2 cakes.  I wanted to send over the second one to my in-laws as a ‘Thank you’ for all the help they did on our new back deck.  Feel free to make this in one pan only using baking directions according to the type of boxed cake mix you use.

In the bottom of your greased pan pour the 1/2 cup of melted butter, dividing into each pan if your making 2 cakes.  Then add your brown sugar again dividing if making 2 cakes.  Place your cherries on top of the butter & brown sugar mix.

Pina Colada Upside Down Cake from Bottom Left of the Mitten

Drain your pineapple into another bowl so that you can make sure you reserve the liquid to use for the cake mix.  Now add the pineapple to the pans.  Then your shredded coconut.

Now it’s time for the cake mix.  Which is simple as adding your cake mix, Jell-O pudding, eggs, milk and reserved pineapple juice.  Mix with electric mixer until well combined, 3-5 minutes or so.  Pour batter over the top of your delicious pineapple & coconut.

Pina Colada Upside Down Cake from Bottom Left of the Mitten

Bake for 34 minutes at 350 degree or according to the directions on your cake mix for the type of dish you are using. Once cake has cooled slightly place a plate inverted on top of pan. Flip plate over. When pan is removed you should now have the pineapple & coconut mixture facing up. And here you are…..

Pina Colada Upside Down Cake from Bottom Left of the Mitten #SundaySupper

From our home in the Bottom Left of the Mitten to yours ~ Enjoy!

I’ve really enjoyed my first Sunday Supper.  Thank you Constance of Cosmopolitan Cornbread for hosting.  Check out all the other delicious ways to use Coconut on today’s Sunday Supper:

Great Starts

Dive in with Sides and Appetizers

Coco-Nutty Main Dishes

“Col-lots-a” Desserts

Sweet to Sip Beverages

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Piña Colada Upside Down Cake
The smell of this Piña Colada Upside Down Cake baking will make your feel like you've been transported to the tropics. Flip flops not required to enjoy.
Instructions
  1. In the bottom of your greased pan pour the 1/2 cup of melted butter, dividing into each pan if your making 2 cakes. Then add your brown sugar again dividing if making 2 cakes. Place your cherries on top of the butter & brown sugar mix.
  2. Drain your pineapple into another bowl so that you can make sure you reserve the liquid to use for the cake mix. Now add the pineapple to the pans. Then your shredded coconut.
  3. In a bowl add cake mix, Jell-O pudding, eggs, milk and reserved pineapple juice. Mix with electric mixer until well combined, 3-5 minutes or so. Pour batter over the top of your pineapple & coconut.
  4. Bake for 34 minutes at 350 degree or according to the directions on your cake mix for the type of dish you are using.
  5. Once cake has cooled slightly place a plate inverted on top of pan. Flip plate over. When pan is removed you should now have the pineapple & coconut mixture facing up.

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