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Large bowl of frog-eye salad with marshmallows, cherries, and tangerine segments on the side.

Frog-eye Salad

  • Author: Ben
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 6 Servings 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Mix
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Frog-Eye Salad is a delicious dessert salad that has a very unique name, but I guarantee there is no frogs in it. It is all sweet flavors and acini di pepe that gives the dish its name, as it has a certain appearance. Great comfort food for the holidays and something you should try today! 


Ingredients

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  • 1/2 cup dry acini di pepe, cooked, drained, and rinsed under cool water
  • 1 16 ounce container whipped cream, thawed
  • 1 pasteurized egg yolk, stirred (optional)
  • 1  8 Ounce Can crushed pineapple, drained
  • 1  8 Ounce Can pineapple tidbits, drained
  • 1  15-Ounce can mandarin oranges (optionally, more for garnish), drained
  • 1 cup mini marshmallows, more if needed
  • Maraschino Cherries, for garnish (optional)

Instructions

  1. Mix all ingredients except marshmallows and cherries (optional) to large serving dish.
  2. Place in fridge for at least one hour and up to overnight.
  3. Top with marshmallows, cherries (optional), and additional oranges(optional)
  4. Serve

Notes

  • Dish is named this way because cooked Acini de Pepe resembles frog eyes
  • Make sure the pasta is cooled before mixing.
  • Be sure to use your own assessment for using raw eggs. If you do use the egg, make sure it is pasteurized to help reduce risk. This egg safety article can help inform your decision. 
  • Store in refrigerator. 
  • Marshmallows can be organized on top to your preference. This can look very pretty if some time is spent topping in a nice fashion.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: ¾ Cup
  • Calories: 287 Calories
  • Sugar: 31 g
  • Sodium: 11 mg
  • Fat: 7 g
  • Saturated Fat: 4 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 53 g
  • Fiber: 2 g
  • Protein: 3 g
  • Cholesterol: 31 mg

Keywords: frog-eye salad