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Ambrosia salad recipe

Ambrosia salad recipe is a variation on a fruit salad. It is more like a dessert than salad that goes on the same plate right beside the main dish.

Ambrosia salads are made with pineapple, mandarin oranges, marshmallows, sour cream and coconuts usually.

You can either use the canned fruits for quick and easy as I've shown here, or use some fresh fruits which may take a bit more work (especially with a whole pineapple).

I couldn't find any sort of coconut at my local grocery store at that time, so I've taken some creative liberty to substitute it with some almond flakes. The result was fairly good. The almonds are crunchy and the fruits/marshmallows are soft which gives it a nice texture.

I've seen some other versions of ambrosia salad recipe with grapes, bananas, strawberries and cherries. Feel free to experiment with those if you would like!

One last note... You don't really have to measure the pineapple and the mandarins. I just list it as a general guideline. Just take a bowl and fill it up as you see fit! It's that easy. :-)


By Hai Nguyen

Total time: 10 min

Ingredients (2 servings):

4 tablespoons sour cream (I use a low fat version)
2 cups canned pineapple (or fresh pineapple)
1 cup canned mandarin (or fresh mandarin)
miniature marshmallows
almond flakes (or coconut flakes)


Part 1 (10 min)
Drain the canned fruits at the sink (1). If you're using fresh fruit, chop the pineapple and peel the mandarins. Fill a bowl with the pineapple (2), then the mandarins (3), followed by a sprinkle of miniature marshmallows (4). Add the sourcream (5) and then mix well with the spoon. Sprinkle some almond flakes (or coconut flakes) (6).

making ambrosia salad part 1

Cool it in the fridge for 30 min (optional). Serve.

ambrosia salad bowl

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