A fun twist on an old favorite!
The first time I had ever had Ambrosia salad was when we made it in a Home Ec. class in Jr. High and the teacher said Ambrosia was from Greek Mythology and it was the food of the "Gods". It was a salad made out of most of the ingredients that I used in this salad except I omitted the bananas and added pineapple instead along with the flavorings - I have been on a mojito flavored kick lately and decided to try it in this salad.
I was very happy with the flavor; it was light but with lots of textures, a bit of crunch and a hint of a mojito flavor and I plan to make it a few more times over the summer and may make it for our next carry-in at work.
I usually include my son feedback, but he won't touch anything with shredded coconut in it as he hates the texture and said it grosses him out so I was not able to get any feedback from him on this one.
- 1 oz tub Whipped Topping
- 1 teaspoon Mint Extract/Flavoring
- 1 teaspoon Lime Juice
- 1 teaspoon Rum Extract/Flavoring
- 1 20 oz can of Crushed Pineapple
- 1 10-12 oz bag of Mini-Marshmallows
- 1 cup chopped Walnuts
- 10-14 oz bag of shredded Coconut
Add in marshmallows, pineapple and walnuts to the mixture.
Fold items together until well mixed.
Add the coconut and chill for at least 2 hours before serving.