Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Fluffy Lime Jell-O Salad

I love this stuff! It takes me back--it's definitely an old-fashioned "congealed" salad that still makes the rounds on church potluck tables and at holiday dinners. This version is from a collection my college alumni society produced one year. Enjoy!

  • 1 small package lime gelatin
  • 1/2 c. hot water
  • 1 1/2 c. mini marshmallows
  • 2 (8-oz) cans crushed pineapple, drained
  • 1 c. pineapple juice (from cans)
  • 1 c. small curd cottage cheese
  • 1/2 c. whipping cream*
  • 1 c. pecans, toasted, optional
Dissolve gelatin in hot water. Add marshmallows and pineapple juice. Heat slowly until marshmallows are melted. Let cool until slightly set (about 2 hours). Beat until fluffy. Whip the cream until stiff. Blend pineapple, cottage cheese, whipping cream, and nuts, if using, into the gelatin mixture. Chill until set.

*no guarantees here, but I'm betting you could use Cool-Whip here!

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