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Quick Ambrosia Fruit Salad Recipe

Quick Ambrosia Fruit Salad Recipe

I start this with plenty of fruit, add the yogurt for dressing, then mix in just enough marshmallows and coconut so it tastes like the fresh and creamy version I grew up with. It’s a well-loved recipe in my home now. —Trisha Kruse, Eagle, Idaho
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min. YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 can (8-1/4 ounces) fruit cocktail, drained
  • 1 can (8 ounces) unsweetened pineapple chunks, drained
  • 1 cup green grapes
  • 1 cup seedless red grapes
  • 1 cup miniature marshmallows
  • 1 medium banana, sliced
  • 3/4 cup vanilla yogurt
  • 1/2 cup flaked coconut

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients. Chill until serving. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 191 calories, 4g fat (3g saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 48mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (34g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein.

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MarineMom_texas User ID: 31788 245544
Reviewed Mar. 16, 2016

"I prepared this for dinner tonight and it was very good. Nothing fancy, just a refreshing fruit salad. It took minutes to prepare and popped it in the fridge for about an hour. It was delicious and perfect for a last minute salad. We will have this again. I highly recommend this recipe as a Volunteer Field Editor."

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ktype User ID: 4188985 229046
Reviewed Jul. 5, 2015

"This was good, but I have liked other fruits salads better. Although for a quick and easy salad, I'll make it again!"

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NanZim User ID: 3929200 225086
Reviewed Apr. 19, 2015

"I like the fact that this uses yogurt, Both my husband and I enjoyed the recipe"

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NoodleNel User ID: 6393598 118475
Reviewed Jun. 11, 2014

"Delicious! I made it withut coconut cuz my kids won't eat it, but next time I am going to divide it in two and make on with and one without. I don't like fruit cocktail, so I used chopped cantalope and watermelon instead. I will add strawberries, too, next time. A big hit!"

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angela32 User ID: 3084463 163666
Reviewed May. 10, 2014

"This is a good, quick fruit salad"

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jdh0731 User ID: 3723039 94854
Reviewed Feb. 27, 2014

"I don't like fruit cocktail, I used fresh strawberries instead."

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Nana6367 User ID: 3259305 178709
Reviewed Feb. 28, 2013

"I varied it by adding apples, dried cranberries and pecans. It's really simple and delicious. I for a church luncheon and everyone loved it. received a lot of comments on it."

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newcountrywife User ID: 6001500 178708
Reviewed Jun. 13, 2012

"This was very simple and very good! My family eats it up every time I make it. It has become a staple in our house. I omit the fruit cocktail (not a fan of the stuff) and add apples and whatever fresh fruit I may have on hand. Wonderful!"

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chocoloco User ID: 1876593 110385
Reviewed Apr. 12, 2012

"I found myself eating most of it. Not because it was great, just because I didn't want to waste it : ( Not bad though"

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Annie216 User ID: 6416794 178002
Reviewed Feb. 10, 2012

"I used apple instead of grapes and it still tasted great."

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MrsRoot User ID: 5175258 163663
Reviewed Dec. 26, 2011

"LOVE IT!!! I had to make a few modifications due to ingredients available (the store didn't have a single red grape or banana). I added the mandarin oranges per the comments below and because I already had them in the pantry. Since I personally don't like fresh coconut, I toasted the flakes first. Also, here's a TIP: make it the night before and let it refrigerate overnight. This makes a world of difference, as the marshmallows soften and become moist as they absorb the juices. I made this as part of our family's Christmas dinner and everyone loved it! Thanks for a great healthy and delicious recipe! I'll definitely be making this on the reg."

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jorico82 User ID: 3228300 177737
Reviewed Sep. 7, 2011

"DELICIOUS! the vanilla yogurt and coconut make the most delicious "sauce". Next time I'd add mandarin oranges too."

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daabbott User ID: 5730142 160290
Reviewed Aug. 10, 2011

"My entire family loved this recipe! Will definitely make again and again. Thanks for sharing it!"

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MDBailey User ID: 5845246 110747
Reviewed Feb. 26, 2011

"Wonderful, quick and healthy! I followed the recipe exactly, but it would be good with any combination of fruit."

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smokey420 User ID: 4173240 182114
Reviewed Oct. 31, 2010

"Flavorful variety of fruit."

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tracy977 User ID: 885345 94853
Reviewed Oct. 9, 2010

"The coconut in this was really good!! Super easy, inexpensive and yummy"

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Margielou_wa User ID: 56764 178706
Reviewed May. 6, 2010

"Try it with pina colada yogurt. It's great."

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mluisac User ID: 3584181 163660
Reviewed May. 6, 2010

"Delicious! I didn't use the can fruit cocktail nor bananas but added pears, cherries, mandarin oranges, & peaches. Great for a picnic gathering:)"

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msgt12 User ID: 1719719 165524
Reviewed Feb. 6, 2009

"It is delicious! I have added fresh blueberries also. I omitted the bananas & coconut to accommodate my dietary needs. Delicious without them."

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brinnon User ID: 2606773 177736
Reviewed Feb. 5, 2009

"Very, good. I diced 1/2 apple in also ,an we like very much. Dotty"

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1ragmop User ID: 254432 177984
Reviewed Feb. 4, 2009

"May try adding mandarin oranges next time. We really liked it and will make it often.

Shirley"

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kaseyd1 User ID: 1252082 97434
Reviewed Feb. 4, 2009

"Re: Ambrosia Fruit Salad

I agree! This is a great diabetic recipe. I used the chunky fruit cocktail and added mandarine oranges to the recipe. My family LOVED it! kaseyd1"

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musicbeeb User ID: 270289 165520
Reviewed Feb. 4, 2009

"Excellent! Hubby a diabetic

and loves the variety of fruit.
I don't use the coconut as he
would rather have it without"

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katthyr000 User ID: 3601949 142902
Reviewed Feb. 4, 2009

"DELICIOUS

RECOMMEND HIGHLY-LIGHT AND FUN"

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webweb User ID: 1576644 210414
Reviewed Feb. 4, 2009

"Super good and super easy."

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Vicky4153 User ID: 198007 110746
Reviewed Dec. 23, 2008

"This was delicious! My sister-in law made it for our family Christmas dinner! Everyone requested to take some home."

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