Fruity Tooty Ambrosia Salad

Fruit salads are fun, but guess what's even more fun? An ambrosia fruit salad! Of course, with the sweet goodies added into this recipe, it's not exactly a salad in the traditional sense. But it is a delicious chilled dessert, perfect for warm weather! Here's my easy recipe for Fruity Tooty Ambrosia Salad!
Fruity Tooty Ambrosia Salad- This quick and easy recipe makes a wonderful cool dessert for a warm day! | fruit salad, marshmallows, coconut, cherries, easy recipe, no-bake dessert

Did you know that "ambrosia" both refers to the food of the Greek gods and something with a wonderful taste or smell? Then it's no surprise how this delicious dessert got its name! Because while the ancient Greeks didn't have anything to do with the creation of the ambrosia salad, it certainly does seem like the kind of decadent dessert that would be fit for the gods in their legends!

If you've had an ambrosia salad before and didn't like it, then you probably didn't have one like this! The critical ingredient in a good ambrosia salad is the coconut. It's also important not to use too much whipped topping, or too little. Follow my recipe and your ambrosia salad will be a hit for sure! It takes less than 15 minutes to put together!



Fruity Tooty Ambrosia Salad

Ingredients

8 ounces whipped topping (like Reddi Wip)
½ cup vanilla Greek yogurt
1 cup maraschino cherries, drained
1/2 cup chopped pecans, optional


Directions

Fruity Tooty Ambrosia Salad- This quick and easy recipe makes a wonderful cool dessert for a warm day! | fruit salad, marshmallows, coconut, cherries, easy recipe, no-bake dessert

1. In a large bowl, stir together the whipped topping and yogurt.

Fruity Tooty Ambrosia Salad- This quick and easy recipe makes a wonderful cool dessert for a warm day! | fruit salad, marshmallows, coconut, cherries, easy recipe, no-bake dessert

2. Using a rubber spatula, carefully fold in the coconut, fruit cocktail, marshmallows, the majority of the cherries, and the majority of the pecans.
Fruity Tooty Ambrosia Salad- This quick and easy recipe makes a wonderful cool dessert for a warm day! | fruit salad, marshmallows, coconut, cherries, easy recipe, no-bake dessert

3. Sprinkle the leftover pecans on top. Top the ambrosia salad with a cherry or two.
4. Chill before serving (a few hours is ideal).


Fruity Tooty Ambrosia Salad- This quick and easy recipe makes a wonderful cool dessert for a warm day! | fruit salad, marshmallows, coconut, cherries, easy recipe, no-bake dessert

Enjoy!


Have you ever had an ambrosia salad before? Did you like it?

Fruity Tooty Ambrosia Salad- This quick and easy recipe makes a wonderful cool dessert for a warm day! | fruit salad, marshmallows, coconut, cherries, easy recipe, no-bake dessert

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1 comment

  1. Now this is a salad I know my kids would have no problems eating! Thanks for joining the Creative K Kids' Tasty Tuesday linky party – I look forward to seeing what you share next week!

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