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Strawberry Banana Cheesecake Salad

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This strawberry banana cheesecake salad is the perfect mix of sweet and tangy, with luscious strawberries, sweet bananas and a creamy cheesecake filling that will make your taste buds sing.
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  1. Strawberry Banana Cheesecake Salad Ingredients
  2. How to Make This Strawberry Banana Cheesecake Salad Recipe
  3. How To Serve
  4. Storage
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This strawberry banana cheesecake salad is a must-try for all cheesecake and fruit lovers out there! Imagine the delicious combination of creamy, tangy cheesecake filling, juicy strawberries and sweet bananas; it’s like a little piece of heaven on a plate.

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Strawberry Banana Cheesecake Salad Ingredients

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You’ll need:

  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1½ cups strawberry banana yogurt
  • 1 (8-ounce) container whipped topping, thawed
  • 4 cups fresh strawberries, washed, tops removed, hulled, and quartered (reserve ½ cup for garnish)
  • 2½ cups ripe bananas, peeled and sliced (just before you are ready to serve, reserve ½ cup for garnish)

SUBSTITUTIONS AND ADDITIONS

YOGURT: If you cannot find strawberry banana yogurt, you can substitute strawberry yogurt or vanilla yogurt in this creamy strawberry banana salad.

MIX-INS: You can add other fresh berries to the salad, such as blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, and even grapes. There are endless possibilities for this very adaptable salad.

How to Make This Strawberry Banana Cheesecake Salad Recipe

STEP ONE: Using a large bowl and an electric mixer on medium-high speed, beat the softened cream cheese for 1 to 1½ minutes until smooth.

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Make sure your cream cheese is at room temperature so you don’t end up with any lumps in your creamy mixture.

cream cheese blended in a bowl

STEP TWO: Add the sugar and vanilla, and continue beating for 1½ to 2 minutes until well incorporated.

sugar and vanilla added to the softened cream in a bowl

STEP THREE: Fold in the yogurt and whipped topping until thoroughly combined. Cover with plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.

PRO TIP:

You can allow the cream cheese mixture to chill in the refrigerator overnight before adding the fresh fruit.

yogurt and whipped topping folded together

STEP FOUR: Just before you are ready to serve, gently fold in the 3½ cups of sliced strawberries and 2 cups of sliced bananas. Garnish with reserved strawberries and sliced bananas.

PRO TIP:

To prevent the banana slices from turning brown, toss them in lemon juice before adding them to your salad.

strawberries and bananas added to the yogurt in a bowl

How To Serve

Make this strawberry banana cheesecake fruit salad for the perfect delicious side or dessert to any barbecue or potluck meal. Serve it with our grilled chicken, grilled corn on the cob and pasta salad and we guarantee you will have a winning meal on your hands.

Dessert salads always get gobbled up anytime they are served. Our ambrosia salad and our Watergate salad are two more easy recipes to try.

Storage

IN THE FRIDGE: Store any leftovers of this creamy fruit salad in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Just be aware that the longer the salad is in the fridge the bananas may brown slightly.

IN THE FREEZER: We don’t recommend freezing this cheesecake fruit salad.

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This is the perfect salad to serve this summer at all of your outdoor events and we are sure it will be a huge hit. The delightful mixture of strawberries, bananas, fluffy whipped cream and cream cheese make this an irresistible treat. 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Can I include additional fruit in this banana strawberry cheesecake salad?

If you want to include additional or different fruits into the creamy cheesecake filling, the sky’s the limit. Any fruit would be delicious mixed with the creamy cheesecake filling.

Can I use frozen berries in this salad?

If you don’t have fresh berries available to you, you can use frozen berries instead in this strawberry banana cheesecake salad. Let them thaw and drain as much excess juice as you can before adding them to the salad.

Can I freeze this salad?

We don’t recommend freezing this strawberry and banana cheesecake salad recipe as the fruit will become mushy and the cream cheese will become watery when thawed.

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This strawberry banana cheesecake salad is the perfect mix of sweet and tangy, with luscious strawberries, sweet bananas and a creamy cheesecake filling that will make your taste buds sing.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 10

Ingredients
  

  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • cups strawberry banana yogurt
  • 8 ounces whipped topping, thawed
  • 4 cups fresh strawberries, washed, tops removed, hulled, and quartered (reserve ½ cup for garnish)
  • cups ripe bananas, peeled and sliced (just before you are ready to serve, reserve ½ cup for garnish)

Instructions
 

  • Using a large mixing bowl and a handheld mixer on medium-high, beat the softened cream cheese for 1 to 1½ minutes until smooth.
  • Add the sugar and vanilla, and continue beating for 1½ to 2 minutes until well incorporated.
  • Fold in the yogurt and whipped topping until completely combined. Cover and chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  • Just before you are ready to serve, gently fold in the 3½ cups of strawberries and 2 cups of sliced bananas. Garnish with reserved strawberries and sliced bananas.

Notes

  • Make sure your cream cheese is at room temperature so you don’t end up with any lumps in your creamy mixture.
  • You can allow the cream cheese mixture to chill in the refrigerator overnight before adding the fresh fruit.
  • To prevent the banana slices from turning brown, toss them in lemon juice before adding them to your salad.

Nutrition

Calories: 225kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 105mg | Potassium: 333mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 389IU | Vitamin C: 37mg | Calcium: 94mg | Iron: 1mg
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