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Ambrosia Fruit Salad Recipe

Ambrosia Fruit Salad Recipe

My mom's ambrosia salad, with its tasty combination of fresh fruits and creamy yogurt, is a family favorite, and a great addition to a backyard barbecue. —Colleen Belbey, Warwick, Rhode Island
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min. YIELD:6 servings


  • 2 cups cubed fresh pineapple
  • 2 large navel oranges, peeled and sectioned
  • 1-1/2 cups green grapes
  • 1 cup miniature marshmallows
  • 1 large banana, sliced
  • 1/2 cup flaked coconut
  • 1/4 cup chopped almonds
  • 1 carton (6 ounces) vanilla yogurt


  • 1. In a large serving bowl, combine the first seven ingredients; gently fold in yogurt. Chill until serving. Yield: 6 servings.
Editor's Note: To toast coconut, bake in a shallow pan in a 350° oven for 5-10 minutes or cook in a skillet over low heat until golden brown, stirring occasionally.

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 229 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 53mg sodium, 43g carbohydrate (33g sugars, 4g fiber), 4g protein.

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Reviewed Apr. 8, 2013

"I thought this was very tasty. My boyfriend does not eat a lot of fruit and I even got him to eat it. I had a lot leftover, but it was just a good when I ate some for breakfast this morning. The bananas did not even get brown or mushy."

Reviewed Apr. 20, 2011

"This is based on the "6 cup salad" recipe.

1 c each of canned pineapple/mandarin oranges/grapes/marshmallows/coconut/sour cream.
This recipe is lighter and slighly different, using slightly different amounts of fresh fruits using yogurt and adding a banana & almonds."

Reviewed Apr. 4, 2010 Edited Jan. 11, 2017

"This should have been great, but I don't think the vanilla yogart is the right dressing. It made the pineapple tast funny later on in the day."

Reviewed Mar. 30, 2010 Edited Jan. 11, 2017

"Pina colada yogurt is also a great ambrosia salad dressing.? Add some coconut and mini marshmallows to the fruit.?"

Reviewed Mar. 30, 2010 Edited Jan. 11, 2017

"I found this recipe when I was looking to make something different with the ingredients I had and everyone loved it. I used a can of pineapple and a can of mandarin oranges."

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