This ambrosia fruit salad recipe comes from my father’s recipe box. He loved to cook and have his friends over for dinner once a week, even well into his 90s.
This recipe was one of his favorite. Living in Arizona for 25 years, he had many fruit trees right in his back yard, so had instant fresh ingredients at his finger tips. For years he ate this ambrosia every morning for breakfast. And often he served a version for dinner. Plus, he had another version for dessert. So here are a couple, for your enjoyment.
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Basic Ambrosia Fruit Salad Recipe
The amounts and types of fruit in this ambrosia are flexible, according to what you like. This will make at least 4 to 6 servings. See our separate topping suggestions below.
1/2 cup cubed watermelon
1 banana, sliced
1/2 cup red grapes
1/2 cup green grapes
1/2 cup pitted cherries
1 cup diced strawberries
1 cup diced cantaloupe
1 cup diced honeydew melon
1/2 cup diced oranges or mandarin oranges
Other fruits to add or substitute: peaches, blueberries, grapefruit
1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut (optional)
Sauces or Toppings
Our ambrosia fruit salad recipe is definitely enhanced with a little extra special topping. So do give this a try...
Here is another of Dad's option for the ambrosia fruit salad recipe – turn it into a delicious dessert. We've served this for all kinds of occasions. And it's super easy to make on short notice.
Mix together the vanilla pudding and frozen juice thoroughly until smooth. Then add in the fruit and gently mix until well coated. (Any leftover frozen juice can be saved and used as you’d like. Keep refrigerated until you are ready to serve; also left overs.
Fresh fruit is an excellent way to enhance elderly nutrition, which is easy to neglect. So using simple fruit salad recipes (or a healthy dessert) is ideal. Enjoy!
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