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This dessert salad has been a part of our traditional family recipes for Christmas for as long as I can remember. I have tried to reduce the calories so it is edible. It certainly is a big favorite among everyone I have served it too.

Traditional ambrosia salad

Traditional ambrosia salad

AvatarCanning Homemade
Traditional ambrosia salad
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 6 people
Calories 150 kcal


  • 1 cup light sour cream
  • 1 cup miniature marshmallows
  • 1 cup pineapple tidbits, drained
  • 1 tin mandarin oranges separated and drained
  • 1/4 cup maraschino cherries, halved
  • 1 cup long coconut strings


  • This is easiest, fastest recipe I know of.
  • Place all ingredients into a medium fancy glass bowl and gently toss until mixture is covered with sour cream.
  • Let sit several hours before serving.
  • Healthy Recipe will keep for up to 2 days.
  • Healthy Recipe serves 6-8 people.
Keyword Traditional ambrosia salad