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Ambrosia Fruit Salad Recipe

Ambrosia Fruit Salad Recipe

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. YIELD: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 flaked coconut
  • 1/4 cup chopped almonds
  • 3/4 cup (6 ounces) vanilla yogurt


  • 1. In a large serving bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. Gently fold in yogurt. Chill until serving. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup equals 227 calories, 7 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 3 mg cholesterol, 44 mg sodium, 41 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 4 g protein.

Reviews for Ambrosia Fruit Salad

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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."

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."

Reviewed Apr. 4, 2010

"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."

Reviewed Mar. 30, 2010

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

Reviewed Mar. 30, 2010

"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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