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Friday, November 18, 2016

Cranberry Ambrosia Salad

One flavor that I love during the holidays is Cranberry.  Thankfully my family and Jeremy's family agrees, we always have some great Cranberry dishes on the dinner table.  This year, I wanted to add an additional treat for everyone to enjoy using my favorite flavor.  I started thinking of side dishes that are perfect for potlucks and I immediately thought of "Lutheran Salad".  For those that aren't Catholic light (Lutheran) you may not know the salad as that name but let me assure you, that is THE name!  HA!  Green salad, pistachio fluff salad, or ambrosia salad might ring a bell for you.  I created a holiday twist to this treat and it is simply amazing.  

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Cranberry Ambrosia Salad 

Free printable recipe here. 


Ingredients:

2 cans whole berry cranberry sauce
2 cups plain Greek yogurt
1 can pineapple tidbits, drained 
2 cups mini marshmallows
1 cup chopped pecans
1 cup flaked coconut (optional)

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Directions:

1.  Empty cranberry sauce into a medium bowl.  Mash up sauce completely. 

2.  Add Greek yogurt to cranberry sauce and mix well. 

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3.  Add pineapple tidbits and combine. 

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4.  Stir in marshmallows, pecans and coconut flakes.  

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5.  Cover and refrigerate salad for at least 4 hours before serving.  I chilled ours overnight.  

6.  Enjoy chilled as a dessert or side dish!


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This is a super easy side dish that makes a ton of salad which is great for large holiday get-togethers.  I love that you can prepare this salad the evening before the big day.  Less stress!!  Keep in mind that this sweet and tangy dish can be a side dish or a dessert or both!  Great for picky kiddos too!


What side dish or dessert will you be preparing this holiday season?

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7 comments:

  1. Yum! We eat a salad like this, but it's made with pistachio!

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  2. Oh this looks lovely. I love ambrosia. This is such a cool take on it. I have a small pumpkin patch, so I am going a little pumpkin crazy. I may do a pumpkin mousse cake (we've done bread, dog treats and cheesecake already lol). I'm not big on pumpkin pie myself, but maybe one for the family. I'll definitely try this recipe, too!

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  3. Always looking for new recipe ideas. Especially around the holidays. We LOVE cranberries so this would be perfect, I think my kids would like it. And they are picky! :) Ha!

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  4. That sounds like an exciting salad to try. I enjoy doing new recipes for my holiday guests. Cranberries to top it off sound good. Yum!

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  5. Oh yuuuummmy....I got invited to a friends for Thanksgiving, and I am bringing one of the deserts. Do you think this is a little sweet, with the marshmallows and cranberries? Or maybe a hybrid dish? Looks yum!

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  6. I've heard of al three: green salad, pistachio fluff salad, and ambrosia salad. I have not heard of the Catholic name. It is a salad one can enjoy regardless of its name.

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  7. I am so excited to come across this recipe! I recently had this at a party, but wasn't sure who made it so I could ask for the recipe. I loved it! I'm excited to make this for our family Thanksgiving.

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