Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Ambrosia salad two ways

I got a major hankering for ambrosia salad over the weekend.  Strange?  It just sounded really good all of the sudden so on Sunday I made a classic Ambrosia salad with a recipe I found at Taste of Home


  • 1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1 can (8 ounces) pineapple chunks, drained
  • 1 cup miniature marshmallows
  • 1 cup flaked coconut
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream


  • In a large bowl, combine the oranges, pineapple, marshmallows and coconut. Add sour cream and toss to mix. Cover and refrigerate for several hours. Yield: 4 servings.

Taste of Home
I have no photo of mine because I ate it all before I thought to take a photo.  You mean you AND your family ate it before you got to take a photo right?  Um yeah.

So, it was gone and I thought it would be nice to have more but I didn't have all of the ingredients anymore.  I mixed up a newfangled, I don't want to go to the store and get more ingredients ambrosia salad with what I had on hand which happened to be:

  • 8 oz can of crushed pineapple, drained
  • 1 cup halved seedless red grapes
  • 4 clementines segmented and cut in half
  • 1/2-3/4 cup of mini marshmallows (depending on your fondness for them)
  • 1/2 cup of sour cream

Mix it all up and refrigerate for a few hours to overnight.

It isn't a huge departure from the original but it is a smidge different and very tasty.

chopped fruits
All mixed up and ready to chill
Admittedly it isn't the most photogenic of desserts but it is awfully yummy, easy and sorta good for you if you don't count the marshmallows and sour cream right?  Try either or both!

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  1. My Mom would be all over these recipes!
    She loves a good friut salad!

    To answer your question about the artist at the house, both Wayne and I are artists and Madison picked up some of that talent too!
    Dee Dee

  2. OMG - I absolutely LOVE ambrosia - but no one here in Boston ever knows what it is! My mom is from the Mid-West and she makes it for every big holiday dinner! I'll have to try your recipe and compare the two! Thanks for posting!

  3. Wow - ambrosia sure has come a long way from the bbqs I went to as a kid! Looks delicious!

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