Southern Ambrosia Salad

This recipe for Ambrosia Salad has a special place in our hearts.  A sweet, old, very energetic man used to bring it to church dinners. He was the cutest thing ever and called his dish “Seven Cup Salad” that he literally made with a cup of seven different ingredients. I’m a rebel and modified it a bit. :)

Call it whatever you wish, but this recipe is super easy and delicious for summer!  It’s not health food, but sometimes you just have to splurge.

Southern Ambrosia Salad

  • 20 oz can pineapple chunks, drained {I cut them up a bit}
  • 15 oz can mandarin oranges, drained
  • 10 oz jar, maraschino cherries, rinsed, drained, stems removed and halved
  • 1 cup shredded coconut
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 cups marshmallows
  • 1 1/2 cups sour cream

Combine first six ingredients.  Fold in sour cream until mixed well.



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  1. Ohh… this sounds so good! Thanks for sharing Myra! :)
    Jennifer´s last blog post love, 13 years.

  2. colleen says:

    My Mom and I love ambrosia we make it almost the same way except we use 1 can crushed pineapple , 1 large or 2 small cans maderine oranges, 1 jar of maraschino cherries halved, 1 lrge bag mini marshmallows, chopped walnuts, a container of lowfat sour cream. we don’t use coconut. :O) I could live off that stuff :O)

  3. colleen says:

    we drain the juice off teh oranges & cherries but use the juice and all of the pineapple

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