Growing Chefs! Ontario Ambrosia Salad

Ambrosia Salad

Ambrosia salad (the fruit of the gods), surprisingly dates back to the 19th century! Is it part of dinner or dessert? We are not quite sure, but one thing is certain; this strange mixture of fruits and marshmallows is a tasty, nostalgic treat
Serves 6
6 oranges, peeled and segmented, cut into chunks3 bananas, sliced2 cups green grapes, halved1/2 pineapple, cored and cut into chunks1 cup shredded sweetened coconut, toasted1 cup mini marshmallows1 cup sour cream1/2 teaspoon vanilla1/4 cup granulated sugar
Chef's knifeMeasuring cupsMeasuring spoonsFrying panBowls of various sizesCutting boardSpatulaDish towelTasting spoons

Get Organized!

Gather your mise en place; get together all of the equipment needed for the recipe and gather your ingredients.

Get Prepped!

Remove the peel of the orange by hand or with a knife, and segment the orange by cutting out pieces between the pith. Cut the orange into 1 inch pieces.

Peel the bananas, and cut them into slices about 1 centimeter thick.

Cut the grapes in half.

Cut the peel off the pineapple, and cut it into quarters. Remove the core. Reserve half for another use, and cut ½ the pineapple into pieces about the same size as the grapes.

Measure out the marshmallows, coconut, sour cream, vanilla, and sugar.

Get Cooking!

Place a frying pan over medium heat, and gently toast the coconut until golden brown and fragrant. Set aside.

Mix together the sour cream, vanilla, and sugar.

In a large bowl, mix together all of the fruit, marshmallows, half the coconut, and the sour cream mixture. Top with the rest of the toasted coconut and serve.