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Ensalada de Frutas (Fruit salad)

This ensalada de frutas (fruit salad) is perfect for breakfast, as a snack or even as a light dessert.

It’s typically served during holidays, celebrations and gatherings.

It’s made with yogurt, a variety or fruits and some chopped pecans for a little crunch.

Camote con leche (sweet potatoes with milk) is another delicious recipe that’s perfect for breakfast.

ensalada de frutas in bowls

I have to thank my mother in law for this yummy ensalada de frutas recipe.

My husband and I really enjoyed it.

He works outside all day and he really loved eating this on his lunch break.

It’s delicious, refreshing and not too filling.

What does a fruit salad contain?

A fruit salad is very versatile. What a fruit salad contains will depend on who is making it.

Some common fruits in fruit salads include apples, strawberries, melon, cantaloupe, mango and grapes.

However the list goes on and on. You can make a fruit salad with the fruits of your choice.

Just be careful as some fruits such as apples and bananas will turn brown.

So if you’re making a fruit salad containing apples or bananas you want to make sure that that you don’t make it too far in advance.

Fruit salads are sometimes served immersed in a cream or yogurt.

Or they’re sometimes served with some freshly squeezed citrus juice such as this Mexican fruit salad.

Depending on what the fruit salad is served in it’s not uncommon for it to include chopped nuts, shredded coconut or even marshmallows.

fruit salad in bowls

Ingredients needed for this ensalada de frutas

  • can of fruit cocktail (drained)
  • can of sliced peaches (drained)
  • sweetened condensed milk
  • plain nonfat yogurt
  • grapes
  • apples
  • pecans (chopped into small pieces)
  • vanilla extract

As you can see I used plain yogurt for this recipe as that’s what I had in my refrigerator.

However you can always use vanilla yogurt.

If you do use vanilla yogurt you can omit the vanilla extract.

You’ll also want to either reduce or completely omit the sweetened condensed milk as vanilla yogurt is already sweet.

How do you make fruit salad (ensalada de frutas)

Chop the canned peaches into smaller pieces.

Slice the grapes into halves and dice the apples.

chopped fruit

Combine the yogurt, sweetened condensed milk and vanilla extract in a large bowl and mix well.

bowl of yogurt and sweetened condensed milk

Add the chopped fruit to the bowl of yogurt. Then add the can of fruit cocktail and the chopped pecans.

Mix well with a spoon.

You can serve the fruit salad now or cover it tightly and transfer it to the refrigerator.

a bowl of fruit salad in yogurt

My mother in law also puts small marshmallows in her ensalada de frutas.

However I chose not to as I didn’t want it any sweeter.

ensalada de frutas in a bowl

How long will this ensalada de frutas (fruit salad) last?

This fruit salad will be good for about a day and a half stored in the refrigerator of course.

After that the apples will begin to brown.

More refreshing recipes you may enjoy:

Fruit salad recipe

I hope you enjoy this easy and delicious fruit salad recipe.

It’s a refreshing snack during the hot summer months.

If you try it let me know what you think of it in the comments below.

Also don’t forget to leave it a rating.

Thank you so much for visiting, see you soon!

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Ensalada de Frutas

Ensalada de frutas (fruit salad) is perfect for breakfast, lunch, as a snack or even as dessert.

Course Breakfast
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword ensalada de frutas, fruit salad, fruit salad recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 248 kcal
Author Carissa


  • 15 oz can of fruit cocktail drained
  • 15 oz can of sliced peaches drained
  • 1/3 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup plain nonfat yogurt
  • 3/4 cup grapes
  • 2 gala apples
  • 1/2 cup pecans chopped into small pieces
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Remove the peaches from the can and chop them into small pieces.

  2. Slice the grapes into halves.

  3. Dice the apples.

  4. In a large bowl combine the yogurt, sweetened condensed milk and vanilla extract. Mix well with a spoon.

  5. Add the peaches, grapes and apples to the bowl. Then add the drained fruit cocktail and chopped pecans. Mix well.

  6. Serve the ensalada de frutas now or cover it tightly and transfer to the refrigerator.

  7. Enjoy.

Nutrition Facts
Ensalada de Frutas
Amount Per Serving
Calories 248 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 7mg2%
Sodium 58mg3%
Potassium 500mg14%
Carbohydrates 43g14%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 38g42%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 477IU10%
Vitamin C 10mg12%
Calcium 149mg15%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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