Quick Ambrosia Fruit Salad Recipe
- 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
- 1. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients. Chill until serving. Yield: 6 servings.
3/4 cup: 191 calories, 4g fat (3g saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 48mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (34g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein.
Reviews for Quick Ambrosia Fruit Salad
"A healthy version of Ambrosia. Very good, and simple to make. I exchanged the banana for a handful of macadamia nuts. More fattening, I know - but I like the crunch."
"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."
"I like the fact that this uses yogurt, Both my husband and I enjoyed the recipe"
"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!"
"I don't like fruit cocktail, I used fresh strawberries instead."
"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."
"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!"
"I found myself eating most of it. Not because it was great, just because I didn't want to waste it : ( Not bad though"
"I used apple instead of grapes and it still tasted great."
"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."
"DELICIOUS! the vanilla yogurt and coconut make the most delicious "sauce". Next time I'd add mandarin oranges too."
"My entire family loved this recipe! Will definitely make again and again. Thanks for sharing it!"
"Flavorful variety of fruit."
"The coconut in this was really good!! Super easy, inexpensive and yummy"
"Try it with pina colada yogurt. It's great."
"Delicious! I didn't use the can fruit cocktail nor bananas but added pears, cherries, mandarin oranges, & peaches. Great for a picnic gathering:)"
"It is delicious! I have added fresh blueberries also. I omitted the bananas & coconut to accommodate my dietary needs. Delicious without them."
"Very, good. I diced 1/2 apple in also ,an we like very much. Dotty"
"May try adding mandarin oranges next time. We really liked it and will make it often.Shirley"
"Re: Ambrosia Fruit saladI 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"
"Excellent! Hubby a diabeticand loves the variety of fruit.I don't use the coconut as hewould rather have it without"
"DELICIOUSRECOMMEND HIGHLY-LIGHT AND FUN"
"Super good and super easy."