Pam's Ambrosia Salad is the perfect fruit salad to accompany your burger or hot dog or whatever else you cooked up on the BBQ.
I first had this ambrosia salad a little over 10 years ago when I went to my in-laws for a July 4th BBQ. Super delicious especially when you use fresh fruit. I have since made it over a dozen times and it never disappoints!
This is my mother-in-law's recipe for Ambrosia Salad that she has been making for many years. The nice thing about this recipe is that you can easily substitute with your favorite fruits.
I've often wondered why it was called Ambrosia instead of Fruit Salad so I just had to look it up. Check out this interesting article. I think I might continue to call these fruit salads as that is what they are commonly known as.
If fruit salads are not your thing (why?), check out my assortment of Side Dish Recipes and Salad Recipes. While equally delicious, there is nothing like a good fruit salad during the summer months. Don't you agree?
📋 Gather your Ingredients
You will need the following ingredients to make this Ambrosia Salad recipe (see recipe card for quantities): Mandarin Oranges, Strawberries, Bananas, Marshmallows, Sour Cream, White Sugar and Vanilla Extract.
🥣 How to Make Pam’s Ambrosia Salad
In a mixing bowl, combine all the fruit ingredients and gently toss to combine.
In another bowl, mix all the dressing ingredients together and pour over the fruit and toss until all the fruit is coated in the dressing.
Keep covered in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
Pam’s Ambrosia Salad
- 1 Can Mandarin Oranges, drained
- 2 Cups Fresh Strawberries, Sliced
- 1 Ripe Bananas, Sliced
- 1 Cup Marshmallows
- 4 oz Sour Cream
- 3 teaspoon White Sugar
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- In a mixing bowl, combine all the fruit ingredients and gently toss to combine.
- In another bowl, mix all the dressing ingredients together and pour over the fruit and toss until all the fruit is coated in the dressing.
- Keep covered in the refrigerator until ready to serve
Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.