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This dish lives up to its name, “Heavenly Hash.”

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Heavenly Hash – A Cool Treat

Heavenly Hash is a salad or a dessert, whichever you want to call it.  It’s a very versatile recipe, you can use it as a side dish, or as a light dessert. Either way, it lives up to its name of “heavenly.”

Heavenly Hash is a combination of citrusy mandarin oranges, tropical pineapple, smooth and silky sour cream, sweet miniature marshmallows and the ingredient that ties the whole dish together, Cool Whip. Put them all together and you’ve got a yummy, light, fruity salad or dessert that’s a hit with everyone during the summer heat.

I always look for recipes in the summer that do not take a lot of labor or heat to prepare. I also look for light foods, things that don’t sit too heavily in my stomach. Eating heavy things seems to make it harder to have a cool body temperature. In addition, my appetite seems to lean toward cold things and salads during the summer. Use Heavenly Hash as a side dish, or as a dessert, either way it’s cool, creamy and tasty.

Another advantage of making this great summer dish is that it takes such a short time to put together. Figure about 10 minutes of getting it made and then into the refrigerator it goes, where the colder it gets the better it tastes.

Easy Recipes: Heavenly Hash – A Cool Treat


  • 1 can pineapple chunks
  • 1 can Mandarin oranges
  • 1 16-ounce sour cream
  • 1/2 package miniature marshmallows
  • 8 oz. Cool Whip


  1. Mix all ingredients together and refrigerate.
  2. Serve cold.
  3. Serves 6-8.

Enjoy! And if you’re looking for more light summer dishes, here are a few recipes I recommend:

 Salad Summers: Delicious Salad Recipes For Those Hot Summer Days

Salad Samurai: 100 Cutting-Edge, Ultra-Hearty, Easy-to-Make Salads You Don’t Have to Be Vegan to Love

Summer Salads (Recipes by Closet Cooking Book 4)



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