Ambrosia Fruit Salad – Skinnytaste

This lighter Ambrosia Salad, loaded with fresh fruit, whipped cream, walnuts, and marshmallows, is the best Spring or Summer season dessert.

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Ambrosia Fruit Salad

Ambrosia is a velvety fruit salad generally made with pineapple, coconut, fruit mixed drink, whipping cream, and walnuts. This lighter variation utilizes primarily fresh fruit, consisting of berries and bananas. For more enjoyable methods to serve fruit, attempt my Tropical Fruit Salad, Fruit Pizza, and Rainbow Fruit Skewers with Yogurt Fruit Dip.

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I have actually been yearning ambrosia and totally forgot I had actually developed this dish wayyyy back in 2009. I discovered the old post and upgraded the images. I hope you enjoy it!

Why is it called ambrosia salad?

“Ambrosia” is the food of the gods in Greek folklore. Ambrosia salad goes back to the 1800s when fruits like oranges and coconut were unique and difficult to discover.

Active Ingredients:

There are numerous variations of this salad. I change my own up by including great deals of fresh fruit. The only canned fruit in my dish is the mandarin oranges.

  • Mandarin oranges
  • Pineapple
  • Blueberries
  • Blackberries
  • Strawberries
  • Bananas
  • Walnuts
  • Sweetened shredded coconut flakes
  • Mini marshmallows
  • Cool Whip Lite

How to Make Ahead

This fruit salad is so simple to work up and best for making ahead if you’re having a celebration. In truth, you need to chill it for a minimum of 2 hours, however ambrosia will keep in the fridge for as much as 8 hours simply great.

Variations:

  • If there’s a fruit that you don’t have or like, do not hesitate to omit it and include more of among your favorites.
  • Include grapes or peaches.
  • Sub pistachios or pecans for walnuts.
  • Attempt utilizing Greek yogurt rather of Cool Whip.

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Ambrosia Salad

163 Cals
1.5 Protein
26 Carbohydrates
7 Fats

Preparation Time: 15 minutes

Prepare Time: 0 minutes

Overall Time: 15 minutes

This lighter Ambrosia Salad, loaded with fresh fruit, whipped cream, walnuts, and marshmallows, is the best Spring or Summer season dessert.

  • 1 cup mandarin oranges
  • 1 cup fresh pineapple, diced
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 cup blackberries
  • 1 1/2 cup strawberries, sliced
  • 2 medium bananas, sliced
  • 1/2 cup sliced walnuts
  • 4 tablespoon sweetened shredded coconut flakes
  • 1 cup mini marshmallows
  • 8 oz Tru Whip Skinny, or Coco Whip Light
  • Integrate fruit with cream, coconut, and marshmallows.

  • Chill for 2 hours and serve.

  • Leading with nuts.

Serving: 1cup, Calories: 163kcal, Carbohydrates: 26g, Protein: 1.5g, Fat: 7g, Salt: 13.2mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 14g

Blue Smart Points: 5

Green Smart Points: 5

Purple Smart Points: 5

Points +: 5

Keywords: ambrosia, fruit salad

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.