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Christmas Holiday Ambrosia Salad

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We took a traditional side dish and turned it into the best Christmas Holiday Ambrosia Salad. Loaded with cranberries, pecans, mandarin oranges and more. A holiday favorite!

Christmas Holiday Ambrosia Salad

Today is the final day of our fantastic holiday side dish recipes week.

The bloggers this week have shared some incredible recipes, something for every table.

This week I have shared Easy Cheesy Creamed Spinach, Sweet Skillet Cornbread, Best Easy Homemade Stove Top Stuffing

And today, this fabulous Christmas Holiday Ambrosia Salad.

Christmas Holiday Ambrosia Salad

Christmas Holiday Ambrosia Salad is a twist on a traditional classic ambrosia salad, made special for the holidays.

Because… why not?

It is perfect for Thanksgiving or Christmas, and any time in between. It’s also good, just because.

It tastes more like dessert than a side dish, but we don’t complain. It’s delicious! 

Christmas Holiday Ambrosia Salad

Can I add things to my ambrosia salad?

Yes! Don’t be afraid to add more of what you love in this dish, too.

We like to add extra thawed frozen cranberries, coconut, and other additions that make this Christmas Holiday Ambrosia Salad a little different each time.

You can absolutely add or take away what you want. It’s all optional, really.

Can I make my own whipped cream for ambrosia salad?

Make your own whipped cream or use store-bought.

When we make our own, which we love to do, we change up the extracts involved.

Instead of Vanilla extract, we might use Almond or even Rum.

All these flavors are incredible. 

You can really change up the flavors of this yummy Christmas Holiday Ambrosia Salad by changing what you put in it.

This makes it a pretty versatile holiday recipe!

Christmas Holiday Ambrosia Salad

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Are you ready to whip up your own Christmas Holiday Ambrosia Salad?

Christmas Holiday Ambrosia Salad

Christmas Holiday Ambrosia Salad

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Refrigerate: 12 hours
Total Time: 12 hours 10 minutes

We took a traditional side dish and turned it into the best Christmas Holiday Ambrosia Salad. Loaded with cranberries, pecans, mandarin oranges and more. A holiday favorite!

Ingredients

  • 1 (14 ounce) can whole berry cranberry sauce
  • 1 (8 ounce) can crushed pineapple, drained
  • 1 (8 ounce) can shredded pineapple, drained
  • 1 (11-15 ounce can) mandarin oranges, drained
  • 2 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 8 ounces of homemade or store-bought whipped cream
  • ½ cup vanilla yogurt
  • 1 cup shredded coconut
  • 1 cup chopped pecans

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the whole berry cranberry sauce, both pineapples and mandarin oranges.
  2. Add the whipped cream and vanilla yogurt. Mix and combine well.
  3. Gently fold in the marshmallows, coconut and pecans.
  4. Cover and refrigerate for at least 12 hours.
  5. Serve chilled. Serve on lettuce or spinach leaves for holiday serving - looks incredibly festive!

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Wendy Klik

Wednesday 21st of November 2018

Ambrosia is always a hit at the holiday table.

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