Friday, March 11, 2011

Frog's Eye Salad

Natasha over at Samster Mommy is having a salad party.  Of course I had to share my recipe for frog's eye salad.  It has a crazy name, but it is crazy good.  I love to bring it to potluck picnics because I love to share the goodness, and I love to eat the leftovers (if there is any left!).  If you try it, let me know how it goes!

Frog's Eye Salad

1-1/3 cups (8 oz.) Acini de Pepe pasta, uncooked
1 can (20 oz) pineapple chunks, drained (save ¼ cup juice)
1-3/4 cups milk
¼ cup sugar
1 pkg. (3.4 oz) vanilla instant pudding
1 can (8 oz) crushed pineapple, drained
2 cans (11 oz each) mandarin orange segments, drained
2 cups frozen non-dairy whipped topping, thawed
3 cups miniature marshmallows
½ cup flaked coconut (optional)

Cook pasta 11 minutes.  Rinse with cold water and drain well.  In large bowl, beat reserved pineapple juice, milk, sugar and pudding 2 minutes.  Gently stir in pasta and remaining ingredients; cover.  Refrigerate at least 5 hours.  12 servings.


  1. I love love love frog eye salad!!! It is one of our favorites! Strangely, not many people here in the south like it... What is wrong with them? ;)

  2. I love it too! I don't remember my mom making it with pudding though. I could go and get my recipe and check, but I'm too lazy.

  3. Oh, frog eye salad. How I love it.

  4. Hey, I'm from the South and have always loved it!