Ambrosia (fruit salad)

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Ambrosia salad.jpg
Place of originUnited States
Main ingredientspineapple, mandarin oranges, marshmallows, coconut
Video demonstration of ambrosia salad preparation.

Ambrosia is a variation on the traditional fruit salad. Most ambrosia recipes contain fresh or sweetened pineapple, mandarin oranges or fresh orange sections, miniature marshmallows,[1] and coconut.[2] Other ingredients can include maraschino cherries, bananas, strawberries,[3] peeled grapes, or crushed pecans. Ambrosia can also include whipped cream (or whipped topping), sour cream, cream cheese, pudding, yogurt, mayonnaise, or cottage cheese. The mixture is refrigerated for a few hours or overnight before serving. The name references the food of the Greek gods. It is an American dish that originated in the late 19th century.[4]

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  1. ^ Kimberley Teal. "Ambrosia Fruit Salad". Retrieved 2013-12-25.
  2. ^ "ambrosia". Retrieved 2013-12-25.
  3. ^ Emeril Lagasse (2000). "Kicked Up Ambrosia Salad Parfaits". Food Network. Archived from the original on 2013-12-26. Retrieved 2013-12-25.
  4. ^ Griffiths, Alan H. (1996), "Ambrosia", in Hornblower, Simon; Spawforth, Anthony, Oxford Classical Dictionary (3rd ed.), Oxford: Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-521693-8

External links[edit]

Ambrosia Fruit Salad at Wikibooks