Village News intern
Orange, pineapple fruit salad is sweet, creamy, and chilled. It is also known as Ambrosia salad, though this version doesn't include the whip cream or marshmallows found in many recipes.
This version is made with fresh oranges and pineapple that were picked based on scent. A general rule that's good when it comes to picking fruit is if it smells good, it likely tastes good.
Whip cream (optional)
Chop 1 small pineapple and 3 oranges. In a bowl, mix 8 ounces of sour cream with 2 teaspoons of vanilla and 1 teaspoon of honey. Add the fruit to the sauce and add 1/4 cup shredded coconut and 1/4 cup walnuts. Chill in the fridge before serving.
The recipe is flexible as the ingredients and ratios can be altered based on what's available and personal taste. The oranges could be replaced with fresh or canned mandarins, and the fresh pineapple could be replaced with canned pineapple chunks.
Some recipes for this salad call for whip cream instead of the sour cream, vanilla, and honey, and marshmallows in addition or in place of the walnuts. Another ingredient that is often found in this salad is cherries, either fresh and chopped or preserved and sweetened.
A chilled bowl of this fruit salad works as a side to a meal, snack, or dessert.