This dish is a refreshing adaptation of a more widely known version made with papaya.
If you find this dish too tart to eat as a salad, use as a condiment for roasted meat or poultry.
In the South, ambrosia shows up at festive events like Sunday brunch and picnics, usually in the company of pie and cake.
Author Lucretia Bingham, who grew up in the Bahamas, says that a simple cilantro-spiked fruit dessert her mother used to make at home inspired this recipe.
Blood oranges, which are available from December through April, serve as the basis for this refreshing mid-winter salad, a classic in Sicily.