I come from a long line of divine cooks. Their recipes were written on hundreds of little cards and shared. Eventually some of those cards were passed on to me. Every once in a while I like to pull one of those recipes from my ‘family tree’ and get all nostalgic. ’Picked from the Tree’ is a series where I document those recipes from my family tree and maybe share a memory or two.
This recipe is also a fairly recent addition to our family tree. It joined up about 7 years ago when my step-mom joined the family. She’s not sure where the recipe started, but she remembers her mom making it frequently while she was growing up.
The salad is so creamy and tangy. I love it’s use of tropical fruit as well. You don’t see that very often. We have it for almost every holiday or family get together now. It’s definitely a crowd pleaser. And you know the best part? It’s basically a “dump” salad. Just open some cans and add a little bit of cut up fruit and the sauce and you’ve got a deceptively “homemade” creamy tropical fruit salad.