Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Ambrosia Salad

Here is  sweet and delicious salad that can be eaten with a meal or as a dessert.  Ambrosia Salad is a traditional Southern United States dish that was very popular in the 1970s. The name is most likely derived from Greek mythology where it was known as the "food of the Greek gods". There are many variations of this dish, but it is basically a fruit salad with coconut and cream.  It's a light and delicious salad perfect for any potluck, barbeque or buffet. 

1 (11oz) can drained crushed pineapple
1 (15oz) can drained mandarin oranges
1 cup sour cream
1 cup mini marshmallows
1 cup shredded sweet coconut
1/4 cup chopped maraschino cherries (optional)

Mix all ingredients together and chill in fridge for 1-2 hours.  Serve as a side or dessert.


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