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Quick Ambrosia Fruit Salad

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


  • 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


  • In a large bowl, combine all ingredients. Chill until serving.
Nutrition 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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  • PageRD
    Mar 29, 2020

    This is a family favorite. It's easy to make and easy to substitute ingredients to adjust to your family's tastes.

  • Chickermunker2
    May 12, 2019

    I substitute cool whip for the yogurt. This has been a classic for over a century for a reason. I adjust the recipe to the tastes of my guests. And, if you don't like something, you can eat around it

  • rena 55
    Aug 3, 2017

    Tasty and so easy to put together. The yogurt gives a creamy sweetness. Will serve this often in our home!

  • maryann0715
    Apr 15, 2017

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

  • zegunism
    Mar 12, 2017

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  • suefalk
    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
    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
    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
    Apr 19, 2015

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

  • swinny
    Apr 5, 2015

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