My Favorite Ambrosia Salad

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This classic fruit salad recipe is one of the best family holiday recipes, full of tropical fruit, marshmallows and whipped sour cream. This easy salad looks as good as it tastes. When making this easy salad recipe, there are a few things you want to remember. One is to be sure and drain the canned fruit, really well. The reason for this is that you don't want to end up with watery cream in your salad. The other important thing to remember is to rinse your cherries well. If you don't rinse the cherries properly, you are going to have red streaks through your salad. And while that doesn't look all that bad, it's better to have creamy white in the salad. You'll also want to remember to fold your whip cream and sour cream together in stages, this is, so the heavier sour cream doesn’t flatten the fluffy whip of the whipped cream. It's recommended to do this step 1/3 at a time. The ingredients you will need for this easy salad recipe include pineapple tidbits, Mandarin oranges, maraschino cherries, heavy whipping cream, sugar, vanilla, sour cream, sweetened coconut, pecans, mini marshmallows, and green grapes. For the full step by step instructions for this easy salad, you will want to take a look at the Foodie Crush site.

The combination of fruit, coconut and nuts in this easy salad recipe is a good balance for the sweet additions to the recipe. Pecans are also a welcome addition to dinner menu ideas and a good addition to your day. Pecan has a sweet, rich and buttery flavor and a texture that can be attributed to its high levels of monounsaturated oils. Pecans have a fat content of over 70 percent which is the highest percentage among all the nuts. Shelled pecans are available all through the year while unshelled pecans are only available in autumn. Pecans come in a variety of sizes to include mammoth, extra-large pecans, large, medium pecans, small and midget pecans. Pecans are also available in several forms to include whole pecans, pecan halves, pecan pieces, granules and meals. The rich buttery flavor of pecans makes them great for both savory and sweet recipes and food ideas. The famous pecan pie recipe is a classic South American dish which uses pecans as the main ingredient. Raw pecans can be salted or also sweetened, and they make a delicious snack. Pecans can be sprinkled over dessert recipes, particularly sundaes and ice creams. Pecans are also widely used in confectionery desserts as an addition to biscuits, sweets and cakes. Pecan nut butter is a popular spread to use on bread, toast and more.

Pecans are also good for cardiovascular health. Pecans are rich in fiber which can help boost the health of your heart by reducing the risk of coronary heart disease and may help to prevent some forms of cancer. Pecans also contain monounsaturated fats such as oleic acid along with phenolic antioxidants that are also healthy for your heart and may help prevent coronary artery disease and strokes. Research shows that pecans may help prevent coronary heart disease by inhibiting the unwanted oxidation of blood lipids. Pecans may also help in weight loss. Research has indicated that a diet that comprises of nuts such as pecans may help in losing weight. This is because nut consumption can enhance satiety and increases metabolism.

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