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Easter Ambrosia Salad

What you need: 

1 1/2 cans (about 30 ounces) pineapple chunks
1 grapefruit, peeled and sliced
2 bananas, sliced
1/2 cup pecans, broken into smaller pieces
1/2 cup maraschino cherries, drained
1 can (8-10 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained
1 cup coconut flakes
1 small container (6-8 ounce) vanilla vegan yogurt
1/2 cup plain tofu cream cheese
2 tablespoons maple syrup
nondairy milk, to taste (I use soy)

What you do: 

1. Add all fruit and nuts to a large bowl. Separately, in a blender or with a hand mixer, whip together the yogurt and tofu cream cheese, adding more tofu cream cheese or milk until you get to a desirable creamy (thick but not too thick) texture.
2. Stir yogurt mixture into the fruit and nut combination until the creamy dressing is evenly distributed.
3. Refrigerate maybe 30 minutes or more and serve.
All I can say is yum. I whipped up this invention for an Easter brunch for non vegans, and one guy at the party proposed to whoever made the ambrosia salad. Enjoy! Its a great party/potluck dish.

Preparation Time: 
30 minutes
Cooking Time: 
Servings: 
8
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SO HOW'D IT GO?

Turned out great. I used marachinos packed in sugar water with no dye. More expensive, but worth it. Also, for those of us less informed, vanilla vegan yogurt can also mean vanilla cultured coconut milk. Least ways, it worked quite well. Thanks for a great recipe.

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This recipe is AMAAAAAZING! :)>>> Everyone that ate it yesterday at our Easter party, had seconds! I am not a huge fan of vegan cream cheese or vegan vanilla yogurt but that didn't matter....it was wonderful. I can't say it enough, try this recipe! NOW!

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Made this for Thanksgiving, and everyone in the family loved it. Thanks for sharing!  ;)b

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I made this for Easter and my mother couldn't tell it was vegan.  She actually took home some leftovers!  I substituted canned sweet cherries for the marachinos to avoid the hfcs, and used a fresh pineapple instead of canned.  I will probably leave out the grapefruit next time.  This is definitely a keeper! ;)b

I think it would be fine without the coconut if someone's allergic.

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This sounds good, but does anyone know if it'd be alright without the coconut flakes? A member of our household is allergic to coconut. :(

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Absolutely delicious! I made it for a family get-together, and it was a hit.

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