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Bring Back Ambrosia!

Perhaps I should start this entry by saying that salad really does have multiple meanings now days!

Besides the regular green and vegetable salads, we also have fruit salads and dessert salads. You have never heard of dessert salads? That’s because a lot of them have fallen out of favor or are regional specialties. One of those that I would love to see come back is ambrosia!

A classic ambrosia salad is basically a fruit salad mixed with sour cream or Cool Whip™. Through the years many people have added in lots of different ingredients from marshmallows to nuts to jello. But the best kind is the classic version.

The ambrosia salad has a fascinating history too. It became popular in America after the Civil War in the deep south where citrus, coconut and pineapple could be readily found. But the name “ambrosia” actually stretches back to ancient Greece. Ambrosia was the food of the gods in ancient mythology. They kept their immortality by supping on it and nectar!   

I think that ambrosia salad should come back in style as it is one of the easiest salads to whip up and not only does it taste good, you can easily make it super healthy too! It is a perfect dessert for the in-between seasons of winter and spring.

Without further unnecessary description, here is my updated recipe for Ambrosia Salad with Honey Cream! Give it a try! I think you will really like it 🙂

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