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3 Ideas to Jazz Up Your Regular Pinoy Fruit Salad Recipe

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Holiday season is just around the corner. Reunions, get-togethers, and parties are usually celebrated by eating out in restaurants. But due to the current situation’s limitations, such festivities are best done at home. And now that Christmas is coming, Prime Moms surely know how to make the season sweet and make every dish exciting – despite the times. Everybody, did we hear yummy, mouthwatering fruit salad?

Yup, fruit salad it is! Always, this holiday staple is one of the major highlights of a family menu for Christmas. It’s the star dessert in major family festivities. But since Filipinos are naturally foodies, whipping up their favorite fares usually comes with a few extra twists. Either to make them more interesting, more exciting, or simply to experiment on possible taste-abilities that will endear the family! Here, we give interesting ideas on how to jazz up your regular Pinoy fruit salad recipe. With a few extras and some twists, your usual fruit salad is up for an easy yet interesting surprise. Your family has loved it before, they’d probably love it now even more.


Fruit Salad with Dip

Traditionally, fruit salads come with loads of cream and condensed milk which may not ring well for health-conscious meal preppers. Well there’s a way to still have your fruit salad, minus the guilt. For this recipe, yogurt takes center stage and cinnamon spices it up. Let’s start!


  • 1 can Mega Prime Fruit Cocktail
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 cups vanilla yogurt
  • assorted fresh fruits such as apples, bananas and strawberries cut into wedges (optional)


  1. Combine yogurt, honey and cinnamon in a small bowl.
  2. Stir to blend.
  3. Place the bowl on a wide fruit dish.
  4. Surround with drained fruit cocktail.
  5. Add optional fruits. Serve.


Cheesy Fruit Salad

Fruit salads are normally sweet. Condensed milk, cream and fruit cocktails are all you need. But since us Filipinos have a knack for adding a few extras and combining flavors like sweet and salty to come up with a delish twist, try this version of fruit salad that’s definitely awesome, you can’t help but flash a big smile and say… cheese!


  • 1 can Mega Prime Fruit Cocktail, drained
  • 1 can Mega Prime Nata de Coco (plain), drained
  • 1 cup young coconut meat strips
  • 1 bottle sugar palm, drained
  • ½ cup cheese cut into cubes
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 pack all-purpose cream


  1. In a large bowl, combine the sweetened condensed milk and all-purpose cream.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix until well combined.
  3. Cover bowl with a cling wrap.
  4. Chill for a few hours before serving.


Pasta Fruit Salad

Aside from desserts, pasta is also a mainstay in typical Filipino gatherings. Well then, here’s the thing about your love for pasta and your fondness for fruit salad. You can bring them both in one dish and you get an awesome two-in-one: pasta fruit salad!


  • 1 can Mega Prime Fruit Cocktail
  • 1 can Mega Prime Nata de Coco (plain), drained
  • 1 can pineapple tidbits, drained
  • 1 bottle sugar palm, drained
  • 4 ounces macaroni pasta
  • 1 cup cheese, cubed
  • 1 can cream
  • 1 can condensed milk


  1. In a pot, boil 2 quarts of water. Put a pinch of salt. Add pasta on briskly boiling water and cook for 2-3 minutes. Make sure pasta is not overcooked.
  2. Remove pasta from heat, transfer on a colander (strainer) and rinse using cold water. Drain well. Let it cool.
  3. In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients. Add macaroni and mix thoroughly to make sure ingredients are evenly distributed.
  4. Chill for 1-2 hours and serve.


This Christmas, let Mega Prime be your cooking buddy. Sweeten up the season with Mega Prime Fruit Cocktail, perfect for desserts that are sure to bring delicious moments for the family. Get more #pinaSARAP moments with all Mega Prime products available on Mega Global, Shopee and Lazada!

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