Pineapple Walnut Salad

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A true Southern favorite, this cool little “salad” is great for the HOT Southern summer.  If you’ve ever had the Pineapple Walnut Salad at a Lambert’s Cafe (you know – home of the throwed rolls), this one is pretty dang close to it.  I’m not sure why it’s called salad, because it’s certainly more of a dessert than a salad.  I guess since salads are healthy though, you can just eat more of this.  ~grins~

Ingredients

  • 2 – 15 to 20 oz cans of crushed pineapple in juice
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 8 oz Cool Whip frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 cup walnuts, coarsely chopped

Instructions

  1. Drain pineapple well in a mesh strainer.
  2. Combine pineapple, cream cheese, and vanilla; mix well.
  3. Gently fold in Cool Whip.
  4. Stir in powdered sugar and walnuts.
  5. Chill several hours and serve cold.
Pineapple Walnut Salad
 
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Ingredients
  • 2 – 15 to 20 oz cans of crushed pineapple in juice
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 8 oz Cool Whip frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 1½ cup walnuts, coarsely chopped
Instructions
  1. Drain pineapple well in a mesh strainer.
  2. Combine pineapple, cream cheese, and vanilla; mix well.
  3. Gently fold in Cool Whip.
  4. Stir in powdered sugar and walnuts.
  5. Chill several hours and serve cold.

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Comments

  1. Mmmmmmm…delish! I can’t wait to try this. Thanks!

  2. My husband is going to love this recipe! Yum!

  3. This salad is really good.

  4. Carol hardage says:

    Tried this salad, wonderful. Going to make half a recipe and use Fat Free Cool Whip and Light Cream Cheese to make it Weight Watcher points friendly. I may omit the nuts and right before serving top with a little granola or a sugar free cookie crumbled up!

  5. Looks delish!! will try this tomorrow! Thank You! 🙂

  6. Gina F. says:

    I made this for our family 4th of July gathering and it certainly was liked by all. My cousin, the hostess, insisted on keeping the leftovers. I expect she’ll enjoy it for the rest of the week. I make something similar with cherry pie filling, that we call Pink Fluffy Stuff. We will now be adding your White Fluffy Stuff to our events. Thanks!

  7. Kim Swieder says:

    I think my Grandma used to make something similar to this, except she added a box of instant pistachio pudding to the mix. I haven’t had that in years! Looks like I’m off to Kroger tonight, Lol!

  8. This looks delicious and so easy to make. gonna try this!

  9. Do you know the nutrition facts for this?

    • NO, I don’t often keep up with it based solely on the variation between different brands of ingredients. You could always use low fat cream cheese and fat free whipped topping.

  10. Kerri Blow says:

    On the way to grocery store to make this…yummy!!

  11. Jackie Clifton says:

    I added a cup of coconut to this and used the walnuts for garnish on top, to take to a potluck where I work. Calling it Pina Colada Salad. Maybe next time I’ll add a little rum flavoring instead of the vanilla. Just didn’t think of it in time.

  12. Donna Mashburn says:

    My husband loves pineapple. I made this and put it in a graham cracker crust for dessert last night. My husband ate HALF the pie. It is delicious. It made two pies so one is in the freezer ,but it won’t be there for long.

  13. Yum, this sounds so good! I am a new fan of yours. Cooking is my passion and I love to try new recipes! Thanks for sharing.

  14. I love this salad! Made it for our family beach trip and we all enjoyed it! Just made another batch and I’m going to take some to my mother in law! Thanks so much for sharing!

  15. This recipe sounds so good! Does this make a lot or should I double it for a family cookout? Thanks for sharing it looks yummy!

  16. How would pecans be in this instead of walnuts?

  17. Donna Rupenthal says:

    how many servings??

  18. maryann says:

    Oohhhhh Farmer Jacks used to sell this as Pineapple walnut delight. I never could find a recipe for it and my experiments were never close enough. THANK YOU for giving me a new one to try.

  19. Sherry McRanie says:

    Just returned from store with ingredients. Can’t wait to make this. Sounds so cool and refreshing!

  20. The mixture in step 3 & 4 looks yellow from the pineapple, but the finished product is “white”? Just wondering if you used chunk on that one.

  21. D. Roger says:

    I just made this for our cookout tomorrow, I believe it will go great with the ham we are having.

  22. I made this and put it in a graham cracker pie shell. I also made one with a pretzel crust like is used for the strawberry salad. The sweet and salty combo is excellent.

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