Best Ambrosia Fruit Salad Recipe
Ambrosia is a delightful change from conventional fruit salad. Most ambrosia fruit salad recipes include fresh pineapple, orange or other citrus sections and coconut. A wide variety of other fruits and nuts can be added such as cherries, bananas, strawberries, grapes, cashews and pecans.
The mixture is refrigerated for 4-6 hours, or overnight, to blend the flavors before serving. Ambrosia fruit salad is usually served topped with sour cream, cream cheese, whipped cream, yogurt, or even ice cream and cottage cheese.
There are a large variety of options and the recipe included here feature a lime, ginger and honey marinade. The fruit includes a combination of pears, grapes, pomegranate seeds and grapefruit. The chia seeds act as a natural thickener and boost the nutritional value of the dish.
Ambrosia Fruit Salad Recipe
- 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
- 2 pink or yellow grapefruit
- Seeds from 1 small pomegranate
- 2 tablespoons mild tasting honey
- 6 dates, pitted, halved or quartered
- 2 ripe pears (but they need to be firm)
- 1/2 pound (250 g) red grapes, sliced in half
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds (more or less to taste)
- 2 teaspoons grated or finely minced fresh ginger
- 2-3 tablespoons coconut, finely grated (more or less to taste)
- Blend the lime juice, honey and chopped ginger together in a small bowl.
- Peel the grapefruit and remove the white pith.
- Cut the grapefruit into the sections and place in the bowl with the lime juice mixture.
- Peel the pears, remove the core and then dice, coarsely.
- Add to the grapefruit in the bowl.
- Next, add the dates, grapes, pomegranate seeds and the chia seeds.
- Stir the fruit in the marinade and chill for 30-90 minutes, stirring two or three times.
- Serve with a sprinkle of coconut and your choice of whipped cream of other toppings.
© 2013 Dr. John Anderson