Ambrosia Extreme Makeover

  • Recipe courtesy of Pilar Sanchez

Total Time:
20 min
20 min
Inactive Prep:
12 servings


  • 1 cup creme fraiche, sour cream or yogurt
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 12 fresh mint leaves, chopped
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 1 cantaloupe, peeled, seeded and cut into chunks
  • 1 ripe pineapples, peeled, cored and cut into chunks
  • 1 pint strawberries, hulled and quartered
  • 1/2 cup red seedless grapes
  • 3 kiwi, peeled and sliced


In a small bowl, combine the creme fraiche, orange and lemon juices, sugar and mint.

Peel and slice the bananas, put in a large bowl, along with the cantaloupe, pineapple, strawberries and grapes. Add the crème fraiche mixture and toss gently to coat the fruit with the dressing.

Put the salad into a serving dish or bowl and garnish with the kiwi slices.

Chef's notes:
I've also served this salad with a scoop of frozen yogurt instead of mixing in crème fraiche.