Pink Ambrosia Salad

Back when this blog was still brand new, I shared a family recipe for Ambrosia.  That Ambrosia has been served on holiday tables for as long as I can remember, and I make it regularly for my own little family as well.  And as much as I love the “original” Ambrosia, I also have fun experimenting with other sweet fruit salads.  They pair so well with savory dishes, and the kids love that they get a “treat” for dinner.  If you’re serving Easter brunch, this is the perfect, pretty companion to a holiday ham!

Pink Ambrosia Salad

We call this “Pink Ambrosia Salad” because the red maraschino cherries turn the Cool Whip a very pale pink color.  It’s beautiful!  The salad also comes together in about 5 minutes, so it couldn’t be easier.  Garnish your dish with some extra marshmallows or some sweetened shredded coconut, too.  It will make your weeknight dinner feel a little bit more fun!

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Pink Ambrosia Salad
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Serves: 4-6
  • 8 ounce can pineapple chunks, drained
  • 8.25 ounce can mandarin oranges, drained
  • 10 ounce jar sliced maraschino cherries, drained
  • 1 cup mini marshmallows
  • 1 cup whipped topping (such as Cool Whip), thawed
  1. Stir together first 4 ingredients in a medium bowl. Gently fold in the whipped topping until all of the fruit is completely coated.
  2. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Looking for more delicious salads?  Try these:

Ambrosia Salad


 Orange Pineapple Fluff Salad


Strawberry Sunshine Jell-O Salad


Lovely comments

  1. Sandra says

    I’m sorry for the confusion about the recipe. I thought I was replying to a reader who had mentioned a salad recipe with just mandarin oranges, cool whip, and orange Jello. She didn’t mention how much Jello.


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