Pioneer Woman Ambrosia Salad

The Sweet Comfort of Pioneer Woman Ambrosia Salad

We all need a beloved comfort food, and for many people, ambrosia salad fits the bill. A classic recipe passed down through families, this ambrosia salad hails from The Pioneer Woman, bringing together unique flavors and textures to make a dessert that’s both classic and surprisingly light.

Featuring a combination of fruits, yogurt, marshmallows, and other sweet ingredients, this ambrosia salad has a delightfully perplexing flavor. The burst of creamy sweetness hits the tongue first and is followed by a gentle tang from the citrus fruits and yogurt. Sweet bits of marshmallows and coconut add a pleasant layer of texture, making this dish a perfect accompaniment to everything from Christmas ham to summer barbecues.

The citrus components of this salad are what set it apart. Adding either a grapefruit or an orange to the mix allows for a pleasant balance of tart and sweet – the traditional flavors of ambrosia salad are enhanced and brightened. The other ingredients in the dish offer the perfect foundation for the fruit, giving it a light, creamy backdrop.

This ambrosia salad pairs beautifully with dishes that are baked or grilled, and also stands up well to traditional southern desserts such as Chess Pie or Pineapple Upside Down Cake. The Pioneer Woman’s unique take on the traditional recipe is a perfect way to explore different cultures and culinary traditions.

Enjoying this ambrosia salad is a celebration of heritage and family, with each spoonful full of sweet nostalgia.


– 2 cups of seedless red grapes
– 3 oranges, peeled and chopped
– 2 cups mini marshmallows
– 2 cups coconut flakes
– 8 ounces Greek yogurt
– 2 tablespoons honey
– 2 tablespoons orange juice


1. In a large bowl, combine grapes, oranges, marshmallows, and coconut flakes.
2. In a separate bowl, whisk the yogurt, honey, and orange juice until fully incorporated.
3. Pour the yogurt mixture over the dry ingredients, stirring gently to combine.
4. Serve on its own or as an accompaniment to a favorite dessert.

Whether as a side dish or a dessert, Pioneer Woman Ambrosia Salad is sure to be a hit. This unique recipe can be made with minimal effort and maximum flavor, giving you the perfect excuse to indulge.