Vanilla Yogurt Ambrosia Recipe
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Vanilla Yogurt Ambrosia Recipe

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This simple fruit salad is so yummy. I have served it many times, and it's always one of the first dishes to go. Fat-free vanilla yogurt also works well as the dressing. —Sherry Hulsman of Louisville, Kentucky
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 can (20 ounces) pineapple tidbits, drained
  • 1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1-1/2 cups green grapes
  • 1 cup miniature marshmallows
  • 1/2 cup flaked coconut
  • 3/4 cup (6 ounces) vanilla yogurt
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans, toasted

Nutritional Facts

One serving (3/4 cup) equals 202 calories, 7 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 1 mg cholesterol, 50 mg sodium, 34 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 3 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 fruit, 1 fat.


  1. In a serving bowl, combine the pineapple, oranges, grapes, marshmallows and coconut. Fold in the yogurt. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Just before serving, stir in pecans. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Vanilla Yogurt Ambrosia in Light & Tasty December/January 2005, p29

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Reviewed May. 28, 2012

"My husband loved this! He told me to make it more often. Thanks for a wonderful keeper recipe!"

Reviewed Feb. 9, 2010

"I really like this salad and have made it numerous times. It makes me feel like I'm on a tropical island! For even more coconut taste you can substitute pina colada yogurt. Other good choices would also be lemon or orange cream."

Reviewed Jun. 19, 2008

"I made this for my club's picnic, and was asked for the recipe. It's so easy to make, and will definitely make it often."

Reviewed Mar. 22, 2008

"This was my first time making this salad.  I used marishino cherries instead of grapes. The result was delicious!  My two young sons keep asking for more.  I will definitely make this again!"

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