Frog Eye Salad Recipe

  • Author: Mindee
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Category: Fruit Salad
  • Method: Mixing
  • Cuisine: American


Need a salad to share at a potluck or neighborhood barbecue? This Frog Eye Salad is a classic fruit pasta salad that is so easy and just as delicious!



  • 1/4 Cup Sugar
  • 1/2 Tbs. Flour
  • 1/8 tsp Salt
  • 2 (8 oz) Cans of Pineapple Tidbits, undrained
  • 1 (11 oz) Can of Mandarin Oranges, drained
  • 1 Egg, beaten well
  • 2/3 Cup uncooked Acini De Pepe
  • 1 Cup Whipped Topping
  • 1 1/2 Cups Mini Marshmallows
  • 1/4 Cup Flaked Coconut
  • 1 small Jar Maraschino Cherries (optional)


  1. Drain the pineapple tidbits reserving the pineapple juice.  You should get 1/2 cup juice.
  2. In a small pot or saucepan, whisk together the sugar, flour, and salt.
  3. Whisk in the 1/2 Cup Pineapple Juice and well beaten egg.
  4. Over medium heat while whisk constantly bring the mixture to a boil.
  5. Once it thickens remove it from the heat to cool to room temperature.
  6. In a new pot, cook the acini de pepe according to package directions.  Drain and rinse with cold water.
  7. Dump the cooked acini de pepe in a mixing bowl.
  8. Mix in the pineapple curd and whipped topping
  9. Fold in the pineapple tidbits, mandarin oranges, mini marshmallows, and flaked coconut.  If you choose you can chop up the maraschino cherries and mix them in as well.
  10. Chill for 2 hours before serving.
  11. Top with maraschino cherries for garnish if desired.

Keywords: pasta salad, fruit salad, frog eye salad, side salad