This is one of my favorite salads ever.
It reminds me of the 4th of July in Oklahoma. And that reminds me of sunshine, laughter, flip flops and near-death experiences with fireworks.
Does it get any better?
I think not.
So here is my family recipe that has been tested and tried a hundred times. And just in case you don't finish this off in one sitting, the leftovers are TO DIE FOR.
Which actually could be a literal statement since there is a tub or two of sour cream in the dish. And who am I kidding when I call this a "salad?" I guess it just makes me feel better when I attack it with a spoonula at 2:30 in the morning.
Anywho, let's dig in, shall we? And all you need are FIVE ingredients...
Coconut, Sour Cream, Pineapple Chunks, Mandarin Oranges and Marshmallows.
In other words: Yes, please.
Okay, grab a bowl and a spoonula and let's begin. You need a tub or two of sour cream. You can use low-fat or fat-free and I have even used plain yogurt. It all tastes the same because it is mixed with such yummy goodness. I am using full-fat sour cream because it was on sale. Remember folks, I am frugal.
I heart sour cream.
That is not to be confused with my "my heart loves sour cream." I am pretty sure it doesn't.
Plop as much as you want into a bowl. I used about 24 oz.
Next, bust open the marshmallows.
Don't you just love those little buggers? They make me happy.
Throw in the entire bag.
That's right, you heard me.
Next up: mandarin oranges. Drain those puppies and pour in the entire can.
Isn't food pretty?
After that, drain and toss in a can of pineapple chunks.
Side note: fresh pineapple is my favorite fruit. Just so you know.
Oh man. Oh man oh man oh man.
And coming in at #5: coconut.
Now, some people have texture issues with coconut, my sweet sister being one of them. But I love the stuff and I think it adds a great little kick to this salad.
I poured in half the bag. It is up to you how much you want!
And mix it all together.
Make sure you take a taste because it very well could change your entire life.