Lime Jello Salad

Jeanne Benavidez Recipe

By Jeanne Benavidez jeanneben

Prep Time:
No-Cook or Other

This was something that my Mother made on holidays. It's light and refreshing and very easy. Its a recipe that has been around forever, it seems.


1 small
container cottage cheese (small curd)
1 small
box lime jello
6 - 8 oz can crushed pineapple, drained
1 small
(8 oz) container whipped topping
1/2 c
chopped pecans or walnuts (optional)

Directions Step-By-Step

In a medium bowl, mix the cottage cheese and the lime jello (dry).
Add the drained, crushed pineapple and nuts.
Fold in the whipped topping.
Pour into your favorite serving dish and chill for at least 1 hour before serving.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Fruit Salads, Other Salads
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: Southern
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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Jeanne Benavidez jeanneben
Oct 5, 2013
Yes, has been a family favorite, quick and light dessert for many years..... ;)
Joanna Green joannawg
Oct 5, 2013
I've been making this 'salad' for most of my life. We always called it Cloud Salad.
I love it's versatility, you can use any flavor combo.
KAREN Olson kolson26
May 7, 2012
This is a dessert that has been prepared in my family for well over 50 years, of course that was before Cool Whip which just made it so much easier to make. Every holiday my Great Granny would fix this, she also added mini marshmellows, cut it into square and put a cherry on the top of each square. I've changed it a bit and made it with all sugar or fat free items and it's still just as tasty
Jeanne Benavidez jeanneben
Oct 25, 2011
Yes, to me it is like a dessert but was always called a salad...I guess so we wouldn't feel so bad about eating it....LOL... ;)
Renee King cookinwithfire
Oct 25, 2011
Cant beleive my grandmother and mother made this every thanksgiving and christmas I didnt have the recipe so thanx so much, when we were kids we thought were having dessert with our meal:) mom didnt cook much but this was one she did well