Ambrosia Fruit Salad

This traditional Southern salad takes its name from what was called the ‘food of the gods’ in Greek mythology. It is typically served chilled in a crystal or glass bowl and has long been a Southern staple, especially at holidays.


  • 3 medium oranges, peeled and sectioned or 2 cups mandarin oranges, drained
  • 2 large bananas, peeled and sliced
  • 1 large can pineapple chunks, drained
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 tablespoon fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 3/4 cup sour cream with 2 tablespoons powdered sugar added
  • 3/4 cup whipped cream
  • 1 cup miniature marshmallows
  • 1 cup flaked coconut


Combine oranges, pineapple and banana slices.

Combine the honey and lemon juice; pour over fruit.

Add remaining ingredients and stir gently to mix.

Refrigerate overnight.

Gently toss before serving and sprinkle with additional coconut for garnish if you like.

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