Sunday, November 4, 2012

Margie's Marshmallow Salad

It's 'a retro cook' off and I am jumping in with a childhood favourite.
To be honest, I feel like a bit of a fraud really...I'm not sure if 3 ingredients constitutes a recipe but I was raised on this stuff so here goes.

Margie's Marshmallow Salad

2 x cans of mandarin segments
1 x packet marshmallows (beware of sneaky little hands)
1 x carton sour cream

Combine sour cream and marshmallows.
Drain mandarin segments and gently fold into sour cream and marshmallows.
Refridgerate for a few hours. Serve chilled.

My Mama usually whipped this up with a bbq. It was always served as a salad despite being more like a sweet. Have you ever tried it? Maybe you have your own version.

Big thanks to Kylie and Donna for hosting the 'retro cook off'. Check out the smorgasbord here. It's absolutely delightful! I can't wait to try the Black Magic Chocolate Cake made with condensed tomato soup!


Kylie said...

Hi Lea,
I'm chuffed you joined us, although I cannot for the life of me get my head around your Mum's Marshmallow Salad! I just can't imagine what it tastes like*...such a weird combo. I guess that's what retro cooking is all about...weird combo's!

*only one way to find out, right? I'm going to have to whip up this baby myself!

A Treasured Past said...

Hi Lea, that one is a family favourites, I was going to add this to our cook-off list but could not find mandarin segments at our local shop. The kids ate the marshmallow instead :) Great fun!

Unknown said...

My mom made this for us! I remember the oranges and marshmallows. And I remember liking it.

skiourophile said...

I have a secret passion for mandarins in cans, so I suspect I'd wolf this down (not so sure about the marshmallows though!). Fantastic "salad"!

karlyn Jackson said...

eeeeew! sorry Margie, none for me thanks!

Donna said...

Hello there! Thank you so much for joining in the Cook Off! I lvoe the look of your recipe. And any recipe with 3 ingredients is the kind of dish I want to make (not much of a cook me!!!). I have seen something similar once on a TV show with red seedless grapes, cream and pineapple called Heavenly Delight? I've never made it but always wanted to try it. Yours looks yummier though with the marshmallows. Thanks so much again for taking part. x

Loo xx from Jumbles and Pompoms said...

Well, I'm lost for words....xx

Anonymous said...

I didn't even know you could buy mandarin segments! Like Kylie, I am having trouble trying to work out how this would taste. Hmm. I might give it a go sometime :)

Imogen Eve said...

I am SO tempted to try this (and a little afraid).