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5 Cup Salad Recipe

A classic 5 Cup Salad Recipe! You are going to love this Easy Ambrosia recipe. Sour cream gives this Ambrosia Salad the perfect tang! Try it today!
Prep Time10 mins
Chill1 hr
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Easy 5 Cup Salad Recipe
Servings: 6
Calories: 189kcal
Author: Eating on a Dime


  • 1 cup canned pineapple chunks drained  (I used the tidbits)
  • 1 cup small mini marshmallows
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup mandarin oranges
  • 1 cup maraschino cherries I cut mine in half


  • In a large bowl mix together place one cup of marshmallows, 1 cup of pineapple, and 1 cup of sour cream until combine.
  • Fold in 1 up of mandarin oranges.
  • Once combined slice cherries in half and carefully fold into the mixture.
  • If you mix too much the fruit salad will turn pink.
  • Place in the fridge for at least one hour before serving.Serve cold and enjoy!


Calories: 189kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 42mg | Potassium: 225mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 507IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 69mg | Iron: 1mg