Since the opening of its first Souplantation in 1978 in San Diego, California, Garden Fresh Restaurant Corporation has expanded to 61 salad buffet restaurants with locations in Southern California, where they are known as Souplantation, and in Northern California and ten other states, where they are known as Sweet Tomatoes. Differing in name only, the restaurants are known for their abundance of fresh, great tasting salad selections, soups, bakery items, pastas and desserts in a self-serve format, set in a casual dining atmosphere.
Souplantation Copycat Recipe
3 1/2 ounces instant vanilla pudding
8 ounces whipped topping
1/2 cup milk
20 ounces crushed pineapple, well drained
15 ounces peaches, drained and diced (not in heavy syrup)
11 ounces mandarin oranges, drained
2 cups miniature marshmallows
1/2 cup flaked coconut
1/2 cup halved maraschino cherry, drained
Beat together pudding, whipped topping and milk. Fold in remaining ingredients. Refrigerate at least 1 hour before serving.