This Strawberry Kiwi Cheesecake Salad is the result of me spending hours and hours on Pinterest. Pinterest, btw, is the main reason why I fell in love with cooking after I got married, because of all those delicious looking pins floating around Pinterest.
I've been seeing a few variations of cheesecake salads on Pinterest for the past few months, and I couldn't resist but my make own version of the salad. And since it's got fruit and salad in the title, this Strawberry Kiwi Cheesecake Salad MUST be considered healthy right? Right. Lol. :p
Most of the cheesecake salads I've seen on Pinterest feature strawberries, pineapple, blueberries and blackberries. And they all look so epically delicious!!!
However, I decided to use kiwi, strawberries and bananas, because of all the pretty colors. And also, because my toddler loves kiwi, so I knew this would be a hit with her. And it was! 🙂
And look at how pretty this salad is, right? I bet it could win any beauty contest, not to mention a taste contest too. Lol, I am so lame and corny but I really couldn't help it. 😛
So let's talk about how easy it is to make this Strawberry Kiwi Cheesecake Salad:
1.) Start by slicing the fruit. I used strawberries, kiwi and bananas.
2.) In a medium sized bowl, beat together the cream cheese, cool whip and sugar until smooth. Be sure to use room temperature cream cheese as it beats smoothly. Also, if you can't find cool whip you can substitute it with either dream whip, freshly whipped cream or even vanilla flavored yogurt!
3.) If you're taking this Strawberry Kiwi Cheesecake Salad to a pot luck or gathering, then I would suggest that you fold in the fruit just before you take it. This salad is best served on the day it is made, as otherwise it becomes soupy the next day or so. And seriously, it tastes SO good, I really doubt you will have any leftovers! 🙂
And that's about it! I do hope you make this easy peasy salad, because it is one delicious salad, even if I say so myself. 😉 Also if you want to try a healthier salad do try this Summer Strawberry Salad.
Strawberry Kiwi Cheesecake Salad
- 1 package 8 ounce cream cheese, softened
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 8 oz cool whip - thawed (can be substituted with Dream Whip, fresh whipped cream OR vanilla yogurt)
- 3 cups strawberries (sliced)
- 2 cups kiwi (sliced)
- 2 bananas (sliced)
- In a large bowl, beat together the cream cheese, cool whip and sugar, until fully combined.
- Add the strawberries, kiwi and bananas. Fold carefully into the cream cheese mixture.
- Serve immediately.