Ambrosia Fruit Salad Recipe
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Ambrosia Fruit Salad Recipe

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My mom's ambrosia salad, with its tasty combination of fresh fruits and creamy yogurt, is a family favorite, and a great addition to a backyard barbecue. —Colleen Belbey, Warwick, Rhode Island
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 2 cups cubed fresh pineapple
  • 2 large navel oranges, peeled and sectioned
  • 1-1/2 cups green grapes
  • 1 cup miniature marshmallows
  • 1 large banana, sliced
  • 1/2 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/4 cup chopped almonds
  • 3/4 cup (6 ounces) vanilla yogurt
  • Toasted sweetened shredded coconut, optional

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 229 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 53mg sodium, 43g carbohydrate (33g sugars, 4g fiber), 4g protein.


  1. Combine the first seven ingredients; gently fold in yogurt. Refrigerate until serving. If desired, top with toasted coconut. Yield: 6 servings.
Editor's Note: To toast coconut, bake in a shallow pan in a 350° oven for 5-10 minutes or cook in a skillet over low heat until golden brown, stirring occasionally.
Originally published as Ambrosia Fruit Salad in Taste of Home June/July 2008, p45

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christycincy User ID: 6445428 113482
Reviewed Apr. 8, 2013

"I thought this was very tasty. My boyfriend does not eat a lot of fruit and I even got him to eat it. I had a lot leftover, but it was just a good when I ate some for breakfast this morning. The bananas did not even get brown or mushy."

schlpic User ID: 4973848 157153
Reviewed Apr. 20, 2011

"This is based on the "6 cup salad" recipe.

1 c each of canned pineapple/mandarin oranges/grapes/marshmallows/coconut/sour cream.
This recipe is lighter and slighly different, using slightly different amounts of fresh fruits using yogurt and adding a banana & almonds."

micheleclow User ID: 6777152 105602
Reviewed Apr. 4, 2010 Edited Jan. 11, 2017

"This should have been great, but I don't think the vanilla yogart is the right dressing. It made the pineapple tast funny later on in the day."

Margielou_wa User ID: 56764 209885
Reviewed Mar. 30, 2010 Edited Jan. 11, 2017

"Pina colada yogurt is also a great ambrosia salad dressing.? Add some coconut and mini marshmallows to the fruit.?"

ShepMc User ID: 4427011 88042
Reviewed Mar. 30, 2010 Edited Jan. 11, 2017

"I found this recipe when I was looking to make something different with the ingredients I had and everyone loved it. I used a can of pineapple and a can of mandarin oranges."

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