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Frog Eye Salad is an easy and delicious side or dessert
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Frog Eye Salad

Creamy, fruity, delicious Frog Eye Salad is our go to Thanksgiving Side, but also makes a great dessert. You can add seasonal flare with pomegranates or cranberries, but this salad is delicious just the way it is!
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time8 hrs
Total Time8 hrs 25 mins
Course: Dessert, Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Creamy, Frog eye salad, Fruity, Thanksgiving dessert
Servings: 6
Calories: 626kcal
Author: Rachael Yerkes


  • 16 ounces Acini De Pepe 1 box Acini De Pepe, cooked and drained
  • 1 orange juiced
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 Tbs cornstarch
  • 8 ounces crushed pineapple 2 cans
  • 30 ounces Mandarin Oranges 2 cans
  • 16 ounces Cool Whip 1 tub


  • Cook Acini De Pepe, and drain. Set aside
  • Juice the orange and lemon, and pour into a 1 cup measurer. If it does not fill the cup, add pineapple juice from the can until you hit 1 cup.
  • Heat in a saucepan with sugar and cornstarch until sugar is melted, and sauce is thickened.
  • Mix with Acini de Pepe and refrigerate overnight, covered.
  • Just before serving, drain juice/liquid from mandarin oranges and crushed pineapple.
  • In a large bowl, combine acini de pepe, Cool Whip, and fruit. Stir until combined.
  • Serve and enjoy!


Calories: 626kcal | Carbohydrates: 138g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 58mg | Potassium: 428mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 70g | Vitamin A: 1165IU | Vitamin C: 62.5mg | Calcium: 154mg | Iron: 2.9mg