Russian Salad

OK, so there's no vegies in this recipe, but it is served as a side dish.

This is a favourite at Christmas and is sometimes called Ambrosia or 5 cup salad. You see it for sale in the deli section of the supermarkets now, but it is so simple to make. You could even serve it as a dessert.


  • 1 medium tin of pineapple pieces, drained
  • 1 tin mandarine segments, drained
  • 1 cup shredded coconut
  • 1 cup of chopped marshmallows (white is best)
  • 1 cup of sour cream


  1. Combine all the ingredients
  2. refrigerate for a couple of hours to allow the flavours to combine
  3. serve with other salads.