Luby’s Ambrosia

Love fruit salad? This Ambrosia salad is quick and easy to make. The citrus of the orange and the tangy goodness of pineapple make it hard to resist this salad.


Luby’s Ambrosia

Do you love going to Luby’s? Luby’s makes each one of their items on the menu from scratch. They still make their mayonnaise from scratch. This is a great salad to make a day or two ahead of when it needs to be served, the flavors are better the second day.

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Luby’s Ambrosia

Recreate this fruit salad just like Luby's does. 
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Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Fruit Salad, Luby's Recipes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 151kcal


  • 5 large navel oranges, peeled, sectioned, and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 6 ounces pineapple tidbits
  • 1 cup flaked coconut
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar


  • In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients. Mix well. Cover and refrigerate at least one hour.


Calories: 151kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 4mg | Potassium: 292mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 270IU | Vitamin C: 63.4mg | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 0.5mg

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I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

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  1. Sandra Bereza

    In the 50’s my Mom used to make a dessert she called Lemon Snow. It has lemon juice , sugar??? , and who knows what else. It was light and fluffy. Has anyone else ever heard of this??

    • Della

      Yes we had it all the time and we called it ‘Lemon Fluff’. It was about 1955. I haven’t thought about it in years but I have the recipe I will look it up for you!

  2. Connie Love

    5 stars
    As a child growing up, once a month we would eat at Luby’s…my favorite!!! Did not know they still existed. Would love more of their recipes. Loved their fish n avacodo salad.

  3. bastisraul

    Great timing. Having this tomorrow on the 4th. Anything Luby’s is ok at our house. We do cut the naval oranges down to 3 and add a can of Mandarin oranges.

      • bastisraul

        Never lived where a Luby’s was located. When I traveled for work, I always had as many convenient meals there as possible. Just became a fan. Not really a fan of cafeteria food in general. Now we have as many Luby’s recipes as we can find and test. I can only play so much golf, so I need another diversion. ha ha

  4. Troy

    you know my gram and I have been making ambrosia salad for years. not that this ones bad, because i loved it. what we use is 2 drained cans of mandarin oranges, 1 1/2 C. Mini marshmallows, 2/3C Sweetend Coconut flakes, 1 drained can Pineapple chunks, and we do it by eye, but id say 2C-3 1/2C. Sour Cream. its very good. maybe you could try that :]

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