Ambrosia. It’s one of those proper southern recipes that no one can really agree on. Love it, hate it… Which fruit to use… It’s all up in the air. But one thing is for sure, this fruit salad (sometimes dessert) makes its obligatory appearances at almost all southern Christmas gatherings. But why should the quest for the perfect ambrosia stop with the Yuletide? What about summer? Glorious, golden summer! When the days are long and loads of fruit are heavy on the vine and branch… Yes, summer, the season of plenty, certainly warrants its own ambrosia– something light, but with a little sass– one with fat blackberries, pineapple, bright lime and shredded coconut. A blackberry margarita ambrosia is just what this season calls for.
What You Need To Make Blackberry Margarita Ambrosia
- Cool Whip
- lime yogurt
A blackberry margarita ambrosia is perfect dish to grace every garden party, family reunion and potluck from here to the Mason-Dixon Line. Light and easy, it’s a snap to throw together, but proper enough to break out the crystal bowl. Lime zest is the secret to its delightful lime taste.
And marshmallows! Usually, I would never. But this is ambrosia, so I must. And these soft sugary pillows against the burst of berries and bright lime are just another reason that the basics of this longstanding fruit salad just work, grandma’s recipe or not.
An extra dollop of Cool Whip and little lime zest as garnish top off this fun little summer salad/dessert with the flair and finesse it deserves without too much fuss. Besides, extra Cool Whip is always a plus!
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Ambrosia Essentials You Might Need!
Plump blackberries, sweet pineapple and bright lime bring this Ambrosia style salad a bit of summer fun.
- 2 C Blackberries
- 2 C Pineapple tidbits
- 2 C Mini marshmallows
- 1 C Shredded coconut sweetened
- 1 C Walnuts chopped
- 1 medium Lime zested
- 1/2 C Cool Whip
- 1/2 C Lime yogurt
Add blackberries, pineapple, marshmallows, coconut, walnuts, and lime zest to a large mixing bowl and stir gently to avoid bursting the berries.
In a small bowl, mix together the Cool Whip and yogurt. Add to your salad. Again, tossing gently.
Top with extra Cool Whip and lime zest to garnish.
Who covers the heavens with clouds, Who provides rain for the earth, Who makes grass to grow on the mountains? ~Psalms 147:8