5 Cup Salad
Also known as ambrosia, this creamy fruit salad is perfect for a potluck or holiday meal.
- 1 (8 oz) can crushed pineapple
- 1 (11 oz) can mandarin oranges
- 1 cup mini marshmallows
- 1 cup shredded sweetened coconut
- ¾ cup sour cream (regular or light)
Drain mandarin oranges. Pour 1 tablespoon of pineapple juice out of the can and into a large bowl, then drain the crushed pineapple. Discard any additional pineapple juice, or save for another use.
Add sour cream to the pineapple juice. Stir to combine.
Add the mandarin oranges, coconut, marshmallows, and crushed pineapple to the sour cream mixture. Use a spatula to gently combine fold all of the ingredients together.
Place the salad in the refrigerator for at least one hour, or up to 8 hours, to allow the flavors to blend.
When ready to serve, stir the salad and transfer it to a large bowl. Garnish with additional shredded coconut, if desired. Serve immediately.
You can substitute 1 cup of finely chopped fresh pineapple for the canned pineapple.
8 large marshmallows is the equivalent of 1 cup of mini marshmallows. If using large marshmallows, snip them into quarters with kitchen shears to create the miniature size.
Calories: 235kcalCarbohydrates: 24gProtein: 2gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 37mgPotassium: 258mgFiber: 4gSugar: 18gVitamin A: 552IUVitamin C: 18mgCalcium: 61mgIron: 1mg