Ambrosia Fruit Salad
Ambrosia fruit salad has become one of my favorite salads. So many delicious fruits are used to make this recipe. Make this for your next family gathering.
You can also serve fruit and dip for snacking before your meal is done.
TIP: I would suggest that you do not add the bananas or marshmallows until just before you serve it. What happens is the marshmallows will dissolve and the bananas may brown if you don’t dip them in lemon juice.
You can substitute and add a can of drained fruit cocktail in if you prefer.
2 10.7 oz cans mandarin oranges, drained
1- 16 oz can pineapple tidbits, drained
4 bananas chopped into pieces and sprinkled with lemon juice (to keep from browning)
1 pound strawberries chopped into pieces
16 oz sour cream
1/2 bag of coconut flakes
1/2 bag marshmallows (need to be added just before you serve)
How to Make Ambrosia Fruit Salad
In a large bowl, add the drained oranges, drained pineapple and sour cream and mix until the sour cream dissolves.
Add the strawberries and mix.
Add the coconut and bananas and mix.
Before serving, add the marshmallows and mix. (the marshmallows melt as time passes)
This is a great dish to bring to events as most of it is dumping in, not a lot of work. And no cooking, making it a great summer recipe too.
I know this recipe has been around for a while but it came up first when I did a search for Ambrosia Salad. I am wondering if anyone knows what size can of mandarin oranges is used here? Today at the store I saw three different sizes of mandarin oranges. The obvious answer is “however big you like the taste of the oranges.” I am looking for a guideline. I am excited to try this! I am looking forward to trying it with fresh fruit and sour cream vs. the old faithful fruit cocktail and that frozen whipped cream!
How exciting! I see I missed the size cans to use (now fixed). I would suggestion 10.7 oz cans. You are right, the more fruit, the more you make!
Kathy Smith says
I love ambrosia salad but never made it before. Now I have a recipe and will make for sure. Thanks for sharing the recipe.
I love simple recipes as the kids tend to help out and if I can make them quick, less likely to make a mess. 🙂
shelly malicote says
I am always trying to figure out healthy snacks with fruit besides just plain fruit and this looks absolutely amazing! Thank you so much I will definitely be trying this one out soon!
This is very delicious and a great way to get kids to eat fruit! Enjoy!
Courtney~Mommy LaDy Club says
This one is different and unexpected. It’s nice to try something new…thanks!
I have only made it twice, but each time I wonder why I don’t make it more often.
I guess it makes it more special.
pamela r says
a d-lish dish!
You are so right.
Shannon Milholland says
This really takes me back. My mom used to make this for us kids. I need to dust off this recipe!
Oh great Shannon, you’ll have to make it for our family!
mmm…coconut and bananas, I love that combo.
It is yummy for sure!
The Detox Diva says
I have always wanted to know how to make ambrosia salad! I think I will use coconut yoghurt for the sour cream and maybe toss in some nuts or chia seeds for the marshmallows!
Sounds great. I love that you can customize it to your tastes!
Oh yeah now I know how to make this! Thanks for sharing!
You are welcome, enjoy!
Yum, I lvoe this stuff! Your newest follower from the Blog Hop Socail.
Anissa from Chasing Hailey
Thanks for stopping. This is delicious for sure!
Janine (sugarkissed.net) says
I love ambrosia salad but I’ve never made it myself. Thanks to your post I think I can handle it. For Thanksgiving this year, I call dibs in bringing the ambrosia salad!
It is a great salad for the holidays for sure!
Pepper Tan says
What a great way to make the kids eat fruits. My daughter will love that, as she’s a huge marshmallow fan!
Oh glad to hear she will just love this!