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Easy Frog Eye Salad

Easy Frog Eye Salad Recipe with pineapple, coconut, mandarins, and marshmallows to make for a party or a potluck dinner - just like mom made.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time5 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 474kcal
Author: April Golightly


  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1/2 cup mandarin juice drained from canned mandarins
  • 1/2 cup pineapple juice drained from canned pineapples
  • 3/4 cup coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon lemon or lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 16 oz acini di pepe pasta
  • 11 oz mandarin oranges drained
  • 20 oz pineapple tidbits drained
  • 20 oz crushed pineapple drained
  • 8 oz whipped cream
  • 4 cups mini marshmallows
  • 1 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  • Start by draining all the cans of mandarins saving ½ cup of mandarin juice.
  • Strain the pineapples to get ½ cup of pineapple juice from the canned pineapples.
  • Mixed the saved drained juice with ¾ cups of coconut milk.
  • In a saucepan, the coconut milk and pineapple/mandarin juice with 1 cup white sugar, 2 tbsp flour, 1/2 teaspoon salt, lightly whisked eggs.
  • Whisk everything together before you turn the heat on.
    Whisk over medium heat until the mixture is reduced by half.
  • Take mixture off the heat and add 1 tbsp of lime or lemon juice.
    Let mix cool to room temperature.
    While it cools, start cooking the pasta.
  • Bring water to a boil.
    Add one tsp salt, one tsp Olive Oil and all the pasta.
    Cook al dente according to the bag instructions.
  • Take pasta off the stove and add in 2 cups ice to cool the pasta.
    Drain the pasta in a fine mesh or tiny hole strainer.
  • Once everything is cooled, in a large mixing bowl, combine the cooked al dente pasta, first juice mixture, drained mandarin oranges, drained pineapple tidbits, drained crushed pineapple and an entire tub of whipped topping.
  • Mix extremely well and refrigerate overnight.
    Right before serving, add 1 cup mini marshmallows and 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut.
  • Toss and serve with a large spoon.
  • If you are feeling fancy, serve in small cups with spoons.


Serving: 1Cup | Sodium: 124mg | Calcium: 52mg | Vitamin C: 17mg | Vitamin A: 373IU | Sugar: 47g | Fiber: 4g | Potassium: 279mg | Cholesterol: 28mg | Calories: 474kcal | Saturated Fat: 10g | Fat: 15g | Protein: 8g | Carbohydrates: 83g | Iron: 2mg