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Food Of The Gods

2 Comments | Written on June 14, 2010 at 5:00 am , by

In ancient Greek mythology, ambrosia is often depicted as conferring ageless immortality upon whoever consumes it.  Now, I can’t guarantee this lighter version of the classic fruit salad will make you immortal, but it sure is delicious!  I think it is the perfect side dish or light dessert to accompany summer’s grilled foods and backyard barbecues.

Better Recipes member tyxe says, “This fresh and creamy salad is a favorite around my house. I make it with plenty of fruit, and the yogurt provides a sweet, creamy dressing. I mix in just enough ‘goodies’ (marshmallows and coconut) so it tastes like the rich, sweet version I grew up without all the extra calories.”

AMBROSIA FRUIT SALAD (click here to view and print recipe)

1 cup seedless red grapes

1 cup seedless green grapes

1 8 ounce can pineapple chunks, drained

1 8 ounce can fruit cocktail, drained

1 firm banana, sliced

1 8 ounce container low fat vanilla yogurt

1/2 cup miniature marshmallows

1/2 cup shredded coconut

In a large bowl gently mix together the first 5 ingredients. Fold in yogurt, marshmallows and coconut. Serve chilled.

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