Ambrosia Salad Recipe
- 1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained
- 1 can (8 ounces) pineapple chunks, drained
- 1 cup miniature marshmallows
- 1 cup flaked coconut
- 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
- 1. In a large bowl, combine the oranges, pineapple, marshmallows and coconut. Add sour cream and toss to mix. Cover and refrigerate for several hours. Yield: 4 servings.
1 cup: 332 calories, 18g fat (14g saturated fat), 40mg cholesterol, 99mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate (30g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.
Reviews for Ambrosia Salad
"I love this fruit salad. The only thing that I do differently is use a cup of Dannon's light and fit vanilla yogurt instead of the sour cream. That yogurt is soooo delicious in this recipe. I sometimes add green grapes cut in half and always double the recipe.Try it with the Dannon's light and fit vanilla. Outstanding !"
"My family has been making this for as long as I can remember. One tip is to mix the sour cream, coconut, and marshmallows together first, before mixing in the pineapple and mandarin oranges. This helps keep the mandarin oranges from being crushed by too much mixing."
"EX!!!!! Very Yummy!"
"This is so simple and tasty. Great dish to bring to potlucks."
"I have been making this for years my family loves it"
"Very good! So simple with just a few ingredients. I will be making it again!"
"This is simple yet tasty. I have made it with vanilla Greek yogurt with good results too.December 12th is National Ambrosia Day"
"I've made this but instead of a can of pineapple chunks I use a can of mixed fruit and instead of white marshmallows I use the coloured ones."
"This is what we always called '5 cup salad'....love this stuff. Can't get enough!"
"I used flavored miniature marshmallows to add color and flavor to this dish. It has become a favorite quick dessert."
"I added seedless grapes to the recipe, and increased the sour cream. You can add maraschino cherries to it as well if you want to add a bit of color"
"Delicious, not too sweet."
"Called 5-cup salad in my family and I have been making it for years. I bring it to church suppers and it always disappears. Sometimes leave out the coconut and replace with a different cup of fruit like pears or peaches. I haven't tried adding the pecans but might do that next time to see if the crunch is acceptable."
"I have been making this for years. Sometimes I use fruit cocktail in place of oranges and pineapple. I make it every holiday. My daughter who has always said she didn't like sour cream eats it. She made it for Easter and when I told her it was sour cream she was surprised. She was going to use cool whip in it. My husband doesn't like coconut so I just leave it out. You can also put chopped walnuts or pecans in it."
"I have not tried this recipe yet. I do have a question. Is there a substitue for the coconut? Would appreciate hearing from you.Corkyy11"
"I always make this recipe for cookouts, barbecues, etc. I double the pineapple and add some halved maraschino cherries for color."
"I always make this recipe for cookouts, barbecues, etc. I double the pineapple and add some maraschino cherries for color."
"This has been a favorite since childhood."
"We love this fruit salad and everyone is always very happy to see it on the table. This is a keeper!"
"I make this all the time. I put the colored marshmallows in it. I also will try to find the Christmas ones and for Easter I add in the pink bunny and yellow chick marshmallows. The kids love finding them in the salad."
"This is very good. I used a can of fruit cocktail and it turned out very good. Will make this again. I agree try it."
"Re: Ambrosia SaladThis is like my mom's recipe, except she added halved maraschino cherries. I've enjoyed it for over 50 years now!"
"Mom asked for ambrosia this Thanksgiving and this recipe was so simple and delicious. I was worried about the sour cream tasting weird with marshmallows and fruit, but it tastes so yummy. Very sweet, but light. Everyone tried some and a few even had seconds. A winner. Try it."
"I'll make this for my best friend. She loves Ambrosia and wants me to learn how to make it for her. Thanks!"