If you need a new, fresh idea for summer barbecues, picnics, pot lucks, or any get together try this amazing Summer Ambrosia Salad recipeI found on Dole’s website. It is light, fresh, fruity, and delicious, making it the perfect summer side dish to bring along- don’t forget the recipe! I loved how this recipe satisfied a sweet tooth but in a much healthier way- using fresh DOLE fruits, salad, and a deliciously flavorful dressing using DOLE pineapple juice. The kids even dug right in and barely realized they were eating a salad- a win for this mom who sometimes struggles to get better options in the kids bellies. I’m calling this one a WIN for everyone- and it’s a fun treat for all of us to celebrate little everyday moments- like my son making his first double play in a game last week- cause for celebration!! Let’s add some sunshine to our day with some fruity and sweet Dole Pineapple Juices in our recipes! This post is sponsored as part of the #DolePineappleJuice #YearofSunshine campaign with Mom it Forward. Opinions are my own.
Summer Ambrosia Salad
3 tbsp DOLE Canned Pineapple Juice (can be found in the shelf-stable juice aisle of grocery and super-center stores nationwide. It’s available in both a 46oz can or 6oz 6-pack of cans…we keep the cans in the pantry here just because they are easy for my kids to open and are great to pack when camping, etc).
1 pkg DOLE Butter Lettuce, Spring Mix
1-1/2 cups DOLE Frozen Sliced Strawberries
2 kiwi fruit, peeled, quartered and sliced
1/3 cup light mayonnaise or salad dressing
2 tsp packed brown sugar
1 cup DOLE Frozen Tropical Gold Pineapple Chunks, partially thawed
1 DOLE Papaya, peeled seeded, cut into 1-inch chunks
1 small ripe avocado, peeled, pitted and thinly sliced
Step 1:Place salad blend, pineapple, papaya, strawberries and kiwi in a large salad bowl.
Step 2:Stir together mayonnaise, juice and brown sugar in small bowl until blended. Add to salad mixture and toss to coat.
Step 3:Divide mixture between five or six salad plates. Arrange slices of avocado over each salad and serve.
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Why Dole Canned Pineapple? That’s easy!! * 100% juice * Not from concentrate * Excellent source of vitamin C * Good source of vitamins A&E * Naturally gluten free * BPA free packaging * Non GMO * A great pantry staple!
What will you make for YOUR Year of Sunshine?
Angela McKinney says
I have never had ambrosia salad but it looks so yummy. Thanks for sharing at #HomeMattersParty
Brandi Clevinger says
Oh my word!! I haven’t had this salad in ages! It is one of my favorite salads and I cnanot wait to make it! thank you so much for sharing your recipe at Inspire Me Monday!
This looks delicious! I would love to have you share it on my recipe link up Tasty Tuesday. Everything gets pinned and I would love to have you!
Vickie @Vickie's Kitchen and Garden says
You know my Mom used to make a salad like this. Sounds so good. Thanks for sharing your recipe at the #HomeMattersParty
That looks like a nice, refreshing summer salad.
That looks like light and refreshing. Perfect for these upcoming hot summer months.
Such a fresh and crisp looking salad. It will be perfect for summer!
Megan @ C'mon Get Crafty says
This Ambrosia salad sound so yummy and refreshing for summer!
Your salad does look good. Pineapples (and Dole) make me want to go to Hawaii. 🙂
Ann Bacciaglia says
This looks so delicious i can not wait to try it. I will have to make this recipe this weekend.
I’m embarrassed to admit I’ve never had ambrosia salad! It looks very good, I think it’s time to change that.
The salad looks so tasty and fresh. I’ve never heard of this salad before. I need to give it a try.
What a great summer salad. Sounds fantastic!!
Carly Brydon says
This ambrosia salad sounds and looks amazing! I can’t wait to try it out soon!
Pineapple is my absolute favorite fruit and this salad sounds divine! Definitely going to be making this a LOT this summer!
Chrystal @ YUM eating says
I love seeing different versions of ambrosia salads. I love this salad and it reminds me of happy family times when my aunt used to make this for us.
This sounds like my kind of summer salad! Easy to whip up to take to a summer cookout too!
Stacey- Travel Blogger says
This looks tasty! I love fruits in salads!
This sounds great! My kids would love this in the backyard for dinners. BBQ and This? Would be a huge hit!
This looks like a refreshing salad. My Aunt used to make something similar but without the lettuce. I’m definitely going to try this recipe.
Marcie W. says
This salad looks really refreshing and delicious! The sweet and savory combo is just my thing.
Sabrina @ Dinner, then Dessert says
This looks like a dish I used to eat as a kid! What a flashback, thanks!
Melissa Pezza says
This is great on a couple of levels. For one thing, it looks delicious. For another, you’re getting in some veggies AND fruit. I love it.
Catherine S says
What a great summer salad. Thanks for the recipe, it will be perfect for our pool party.
That looks absolutely fantastic! It’s the perfect summer salad.
Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle says
That looks delicious. I’d use olive oil mayo and make it super duper healthy instead of just super healthy. I love it!
Robin Rue (@massholemommy) says
That sounds so good. It’s perfect for the summer!