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ambrosia salad with coconut sprinkles

Ambrosia Salad

The original, vintage version of this salad is a simple classic. Here you will find no marshmallows or whipped cream. Easily double or triple the recipe for a larger number of servings.
4.72 from 14 votes
Servings 4 people
Calories 142 kcal


  • 2 cups fresh orange pieces cut into bite sized pieces
  • ¼ cup shredded coconut
  • 12-15 maraschino cherries cut in half
  • 1-2 teaspoons sugar optional
  • ¼ cup pecans chopped, optional


  • Mix orange pieces and coconut and add sugar only if oranges are tart.
  • Leave cherries wrapped separately until serving time.
  • Before serving stir in cherries and pecans, if desired.


Calories: 142kcalCarbohydrates: 21gProtein: 2gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gSodium: 15mgPotassium: 210mgFiber: 3gSugar: 18gVitamin A: 213IUVitamin C: 48mgCalcium: 49mgIron: 1mg
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