Grandma’s Best Ambrosia Salad Recipe - This marshmallow salad recipe is a fruity retro favorite that's perfect for enjoying all summer long. Although fruit salad may not actually be considered health food, it’s fluffy, refreshingly sweet, and completely irresistible!
Set a large colander in the sink. Pour the mandarin oranges, peaches, pineapple tidbits, and cherries in the colander.
Once they are well drained, chop each peach slice into 3-4 pieces. Remove all cherry stems, then cut the cherries in half.
Cut the green grapes in half. Chop the pecans (if using) and dice the crystalized ginger pieces.
Set out a large salad bowl. Pour the drained fruit into the bowl. Add the grapes, coconut, marshmallows, pecans, crystalized ginger, sour cream, and cool whip. Add a good pinch of salt and gently mix the salad until everything is well incorporated.
Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve. Can be made up to 7 days in advance.
I never add the pecans when I’m taking ambrosia salad to parties, in case of nut allergies.This recipe can be easily doubled.