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How to Make Ambrosia Salad
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This is the best ambrosia salad recipe! It’s pretty simple, not overly sweet and is something that can always be found at our holiday dinners! It’s a salad that we all love and it’s super easy to make… in fact, it’s so easy that for the past few years my 11 year old is completely completely responsible for this dish herself. This week she actually made it for her lunch!
Traditionally this salad (also known as 5-Cup salad) contains coconut, pineapple and oranges but we add other goodies from time to time including maraschino cherries, walnuts, fruit cocktail and/or pecans! Whatever combination you use, be sure the fruit is well drained.
It’s a great dish to whip up if you don’t have a ton of time! Be sure to make this salad ahead of time so it has a chance to sit, this helps blend the flavors and makes the marshmallows soften.
Items You’ll Need for This Recipe
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1 cup mini marshmallows (white or fruit flavored)
- 1 cup coconut
- 1 cup canned pineapple tidbits well drained
- 1 cup canned mandarin orange segments drained
Fold together all ingredients in a large bowl. Refrigerate at least 4 hours or overnight.
(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)