Check out this Creamy Strawberry Banana Salad that I am sharing with you today. It’s so super easy to make and makes for a super side dish or dessert for summer potlucks.
Creamy Strawberry Banana Salad
Last week, I was sharing about my super sale that I found on strawberries. The sale was just too good to pass up. I stocked up and I have been making some seriously easy and delicious summer recipes with all of my inexpensive strawberries. I posted my Easy Strawberry Crisp Recipe. It made for a perfect after dinner dessert for my crew.
One of my favorite flavor combinations is Strawberries and Bananas. I have always liked the two together. I love them both in smoothies and also in my Easy Strawberry Banana Ice Cream. I grabbed a couple of the kids bananas that I had for them for breakfast and combined them to make this Creamy Strawberry Banana Salad. Fruit salads are great during the summer months when fruit is in season. They are great for potlucks and summer BBQ’s because everyone always devours the fruit.
Normally in my fruit salads, I like to use cream cheese but for our Strawberry Banana Salad, I chose to use yogurt and pudding. The combo was perfect. The banana cream pudding added some additional banana flavoring that we all thought was great.
To make this fruit salad, you will need fresh strawberries, bananas, banana cream pudding, vanilla yogurt, vanilla, some lemon juice, and milk. If you only have vanilla pudding, it would work too! You can make the salad in just a few minutes time.
INGREDIENTS TO MAKE CREAMY STRAWBERRY BANANA SALAD
1 pkg Instant Banana Cream Pudding
1 cup Milk
1 cup Vanilla Yogurt
1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
2 lbs Strawberries
2 tbsp Lemon Juice
HOW TO MAKE STRAWBERRY BANANA SALAD
In a large bowl, whisk together pudding mix and milk until well blended.
Fold yogurt and vanilla extract into pudding until blended.
Hull strawberries, cut in half and place in another bowl.
Peel and slice bananas. Add to strawberries.
Add lemon juice to fruit and toss to coat.
Add fruit mixture to yogurt mixture and toss to coat evenly.
Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Do you have a favorite strawberry and banana dessert?
Creamy Strawberry Banana Salad
- 1 pkg Instant Banana Cream Pudding
- 1 cup Milk
- 1 cup Vanilla Yogurt
- 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 2 lbs Strawberries
- 4 Bananas
- 2 tbsp Lemon Juice
- In a large bowl, whisk together pudding mix and milk until well blended.
- Fold yogurt and vanilla extract into pudding until blended.
- Hull strawberries, cut in half and place in another bowl.
- Peel and slice bananas. Add to strawberrries.
- Add lemon juice to fruit and toss to coat.
- Add fruit mixture to yogurt mixture and toss to coat evenly.
- Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Donna @ Modern on Monticello
I look forward to trying this. It would make a great afternoon snack. Thanks for sharing the recipe. #HomeMattersParty
Michele Michael Graham
Loving this for Valentine’s Day Breakfast. Thanks for posting at Funtastic Friday
What if you are not a big fan of yogurt, can you sbstitute more pudding instead?
Hi Cheryle! I have not made it with pudding. If you give it a try, let us know. It sounds like it would be just as delicious.
Can I substitute the banana pudding and vanilla yogourt to lemon pudding and lemon yogourt?
Hi Anne! If you like lemon with strawberry, I say go for it! I have only made this strawberry salad with vanilla and banana. So, I can not say how your profile will be. Have a great weekend!
Hi this look great can’t wait to try this. Looking forward
to making it for my next gathering. Thanks
Love the recipe.just need to know which bowl do we put the lemon juice, What size Banana pudding box, What size Dannon yogurt. Can’t wait to make
Hi Dianne! The sized pudding you will use is a 3.4 oz size. YOu will add the strawberries and then the bananas to a bowl. You will then add the lemon juice to the fruit. As for the yogurt, you will need 1 cup of yogurt. I hope that helps. This strawberry salad is delish!
How much are ingredients would you need to make it for at least 50 people
Is this a standard size instant pudding box or the larger?
Can this be prepared the night before, or should it be done the day you plan on serving?
I would make it the day of personally. I ended up having some leftovers and the next day it was still good but it didn’t look as soon as it did the day of.
Can you make this with frozen unsweetened strawberries?
This is very good! So light and refreshing. Just what I needed for the hot weather we are having here in NC. Thanks for sharing this great recipe, Jen.
Ooo, this sounds awesome. Thanks so much for sharing your yummy recipe on Merry Monday.
I love strawberries and bananas together too. I like how you used yogurt and pudding in this salad. The salad looks and sounds marvelous. Thank you for sharing at Waste Not Wednesdays.
The Combination of strawberries and banana sounds delicious and perfect for summer. I’d like to come across a super sale on strawberries too!! Hope to see you at the Merry Monday party next week. Pinned this recipe!
I have one question to ask about this recipe. You have in the ingredients to use 2 tablespoons lemon juice, yet in your directions you do not tell when to use the two tablespoons of lemon juice. Could you please tell us when you add the lemon juice to this recipe
Hi Sandy! Sorry about missing that step. The recipe is all fixed now. Have a great day! -Jen
This sounds so good! I might have missed it, but where does the lemon juice go in the recipe?
Hi Jen! Sorry about missing that. The recipe is all fixed now.
When do you add the lemon juice to the Creamy Strawberry Banana Salad?
Hi Laura! Sorry about missing that step when typed. It is all fixed now:)
When do you use the lemon juice in this recipe?
Hi Joan! Sorry about missing that step when it was typed out. It is all fixed now:)