Quick Ambrosia Fruit Salad Recipe
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Quick Ambrosia Fruit Salad Recipe

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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.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 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 sweetened shredded coconut

Nutritional Facts

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


  1. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients. Chill until serving. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Ambrosia Fruit Salad in Simple & Delicious January/February 2009, p35

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maryann0715 User ID: 1265723 264694
Reviewed Apr. 15, 2017 Edited Apr. 17, 2017

"love this! so easy and pretty for our Easter dinner. Thanks!"

suefalk User ID: 6736080 258852
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2016

"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."

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."

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!"

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"

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!"

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

"This is a good, quick fruit salad"

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

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

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."

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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