This ambrosia salad recipe, or 5 cup salad recipe as it is often called, is another of those dual purpose recipes.
It is called a salad but you can easily see from the list of ingredients that it makes a delicious light dessert recipe too.
Ingredients: 1 cup sour cream 1 cup pineapple tidbits, well drained 1 cup canned mandarin oranges, well drained 1 cup shredded coconut 1 cup miniature marshmallows
Directions: Combine all ingredients and mix. Chill.
Now how easy is that?
This recipe can easily be double or tripled to feed a large group.
Add a 1/2 cup of maraschino cherries, sliced in half for a bit of colour. Dry them first though or the whole thing goes quite pink. Trust me. I ended up with a bowl of pink mess once because I didn't know to dry the cherries. And I was taking it to a party!
Use light sour cream to make it a low fat dessert.