picnic fruit salad

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given to me more than ten years ago, this classic picnic fruit salad tastes like summer memories. my grandmother used to make a recipe very similar to this one, but it included mini marshmallows.  that information really dates me, as i don’t think we have been adding marshmallows to salad recipes in over 30 years.

anyway, this one is often called an ambrosia salad, and i think is one of the best around.  gather and mix the following ingredients.

one can of pineapple tidbits, one can of mandarin oranges, one jar of chopped and drained maraschino cherries, 1/2 bag of chopped pecans, one can of coconut, and about 3/4 of a carton of fat-free cool whip.  i made this fruit salad for Memorial Day weekend.

it is just one of those old “timey” type of foods that everyone seems to love. fruit salad is great for picnics and potluck lunches.

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