Easy Ambrosia Fruit Salad

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Right before I got married, my extended family threw me a “Stuff The Pantry” bridal shower.
Everyone was supposed to bring their favorite recipe and then the ingredients needed to make that recipe so that I could stock my pantry with lots of ideas to feed my husband. :)
All the older women in the family kept telling me that the way to my husband’s heart was through food . . . and that seriously terrified me because I lived on cereal, sandwiches, and crackers! My husband was going to run away when he found out that I didn’t even know how to brown hamburger.
My cute grandma wrote me a little note about how it takes a lot of practice to learn your way around the kitchen but this recipe is a great place to start; she then included the following recipe for this simple ambrosia salad.
I still have the recipe card with her teeny-tiny perfect handwriting and it will forever be a treasure to me. And she is exactly right- it doesn’t get much simpler than this little recipe. :)
Easy Ambrosia Fruit Salad
1 (14 oz) can fruit cocktail
1 (20 oz) can pineapple tidbits
2 (6 oz) containers vanilla yogurt
1/2 cup shredded sweetened coconut
1 cup miniature marshmallows
Other fruit that you can add:
1 cup green grapes
1 cup red grapes
1 apple, diced
1 banana, sliced
1 can mandarin oranges
Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl. Chill until served.
*I usually like to make this about 30 minutes before we eat. I feel like the marshmallows tend to get really mushy if I do it much more before then (however- some people like the marshmallows that way).
Serves 8-10.
Here are some more of my favorite salad recipes:
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  1. says

    We use Mandarin Oranges instead of the pineapple, and 1 cup sour cream instead of the yogurt and call it “5 Cup Salad.” It is a tasty, quick addition to bring some color to a meal that even kids will eat!

  2. Sarah says

    CUTE story!!! and I love how easy this looks and it’s healthy too! I had featured U in the post of Seven Little-Known Ways To Make Healthy Side Dish For Father’s Day on AllFreshRecipes, Looking forward to ur more delish Eats!

  3. Francine Schissell says

    I am enjoying your new site My Recipe Magic. Eventually I will post recipes and try to make some money.
    Also because of you I am starting to use my pinterest.
    I love all the recipes.
    Thank you

  4. Dee says

    Love this salad and my grandmother’s favorite salad also. It was always a tradition that she made this and waldorf salad on the holidays. Of course her recipe came from the Betty Crocker cookbook that I still use today.

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