Classic Ambrosia Salad Recipe

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Ivan Published: September 7, 2021
Classic Ambrosia Salad Recipe

How To Make Classic Ambrosia Salad

Ambrosia salad is a classic side dish that combines cherries, pineapples, mandarin oranges, coconut and pecans and tosses them in a rich cream sauce.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Chill Time: 1 hour
Total: 1 hour 10 minutes



  • 8ozcool whip,thawed
  • ½cupsour cream
  • 1canmandarin oranges,(15 oz), drained
  • 1cupfresh pineapple,chopped
  • ¾cupmaraschino cherries,without stems, sliced in half
  • 3cupmarshmallows
  • 1cupcoconut,shredded
  • ¾cuppecans,chopped


  1. In a large mixing bowl add thawed cool whip and sour cream and stir until combined. Add in the mandarin oranges, pineapple, cherries, marshmallows, coconut and pecans.

  2. Stir until combined and chill salad for at least 1 hour or overnight.


  • Calories: 418.00kcal
  • Fat: 25.75g
  • Saturated Fat: 12.19g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 8.68g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.25g
  • Carbohydrates: 47.66g
  • Fiber: 4.04g
  • Sugar: 35.30g
  • Protein: 3.98g
  • Cholesterol: 38.69mg
  • Sodium: 36.49mg
  • Calcium: 96.18mg
  • Potassium: 244.63mg
  • Iron: 0.98mg
  • Vitamin A: 111.98µg
  • Vitamin C: 18.13mg
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