What Is an Easy Ambrosia Recipe?


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An easy ambrosia recipe is "Ambrosia" by Chef Vivian Howard. It involves combining pieces of fruit, such as citrus and coconut, with a sour cream-based dressing. The recipe serves six people.

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What Is an Easy Ambrosia Recipe?
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This vegetarian recipe comes from "A Chef's Life." It is an American side dish, traditional for Christmas time. Ambrosia is served chilled.

Prep Time: 30 min.

Cook Time: 0 min.

Ready In: 30 min.


The fruit salad:

  • 2/3 cup tangerine segments
  • 1 cup orange segments
  • 1 cup coconut, freshly grated
  • 1 cup pink grapefruit segments
  • 2/3 cup pine nuts, toasted
  • 2/3 cup pomegranate seeds

The dressing:

  • 1/4 cup Coco Lopez
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 1/3 tsp. cayenne
  1. Prepare the dressing
  2. The dressing needs to be cold to be used in this dish. Take a medium-sized bowl and put all of the ingredients for the dressing in it. Blend everything together with a whisk. Place the bowl in the refrigerator until the dressing is needed.

  3. Prepare the fruit salad
  4. When ready to make the dish, in another medium-sized bowl, mix together the dressing with the segments of citrus fruit and the coconut. The fruit pieces should look neat, so fold the ingredients together with care. The salad should be chilled in the refrigerator until the mealtime.

  5. Garnish the ambrosia
  6. Sprinkle toasted pine nuts and pomegranate seeds over the ambrosia before putting the bowl on the table.

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