Ambrosia Salad

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Ambrosia Salad

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Hey everyone! I’m so excited to finally share this Ambrosia Salad recipe with you all. It’s a true potluck classic, and for good reason! This delightful fruit salad is bursting with sweetness and fun textures, and it’s guaranteed to be a crowd-pleaser.

Now, I know what you might be thinking: “Cool whip and marshmallows in a salad? Isn’t that kind of weird?” But trust me, it works! This recipe brings back childhood memories of potlucks where this vibrant salad was always present. Plus, who can resist the creamy, dreamy combination of cool whip and fruit?

What makes Ambrosia Salad so great is its versatility. It’s a blank canvas for your fruity creativity! This recipe features the classic combination of mandarin oranges, pineapple, cherries, and marshmallows, but feel free to throw in whatever your heart desires. Grapes, strawberries, or even chopped apples would all be delicious additions. The same goes for the nuts! Pecans are a great choice, but walnuts or almonds would work wonderfully too.

Here’s the best part: this salad is incredibly easy to make. Just toss all the ingredients together in a bowl and chill for a bit. It’s perfect for those last-minute potluck emergencies, or when you just need a refreshing summer side dish.

So ditch the fancy ingredients and grab some canned fruit, cool whip, and marshmallows. In no time, you’ll have a delicious and nostalgic potluck salad that everyone will love!

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Ambrosia Salad

Ambrosia Salad


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  • Author: Mekar Official
  • Total Time: 20 minutes

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this Ambrosia Salad recipe with you all. It’s a true potluck classic, and for good reason! This delightful fruit salad is bursting with sweetness and fun textures, and it’s guaranteed to be a crowd-pleaser.


Ingredients

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  • 8 oz Cool Whip, thawed
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 (15 oz) can mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1 cup chopped fresh pineapple
  • 3/4 cup maraschino cherries, halved and pitted (optional: without stems)
  • 3 cups marshmallows (any color)
  • 1 cup shredded coconut
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, whisk together thawed Cool Whip and sour cream until smooth.
  2. Fold in the remaining ingredients (mandarin oranges, pineapple, cherries, marshmallows, coconut, and pecans).
  3. Chill in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour before serving.

Notes

  1. For a fresher taste, use homemade whipped cream instead of Cool Whip.
  2. You can adjust the amount of fruit and nuts to your preference.
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Category: Salad
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 6
  • Calories: 437kcal
  • Sugar: 49g
  • Sodium: 104mg
  • Fat: 20g
  • Saturated Fat: 9g
  • Carbohydrates: 66g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Protein: 4g
  • Cholesterol: 17mg

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