ambrosia fruit salad
Ambrosia fruit salad has become one of my favorite salads. A way to get the kids to eat their fruits. It’s healthy for you (minus the marshmallows). That is what I tell myself anyway.
My family makes this for holiday and when we get together. I love that it’s easy to make.
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 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.