Coconut Ambrosia

Coconut Ambrosia

Serves 6

This salad is a spin on classic ambrosia, using creamy coconut milk rather than sour cream or mayonnaise. Make this recipe with regular or light coconut milk.

  • 1/2 cup light or regular coconut milk
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon tangerine or orange zest
  • 1/2 cup roughly chopped toasted walnuts
  • 1/2 cup mini marshmallows (optional)
  • 1 apple, cored, seeded and cut into 1/4-inch thick slices
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 3 tangerines, peels and pith removed, roughly chopped
  • 2 large oranges, peels and pith removed, roughly chopped
  • 2 tablespoons roughly grated coconut, toasted
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In a large bowl, whisk together coconut milk, sugar and vanilla until smooth. Stir in zest then toss in walnuts and marshmallows if using. Toss apples with lemon juice, then add to bowl with coconut milk mixture. Add tangerines and oranges and toss gently to coat. Cover and chill for at least 1 hour, then garnish with coconut and serve cold.

Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving:220 calories (100 from fat), 11g total fat, 4.5g saturated fat, 0mg cholesterol, 10mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (4g dietary fiber, 24g sugar), 4g protein
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