Grandma A's Lime Gelatin Salad

Pam Ellingson

By
@wmnofoz

This is a salad my Grandmother Achenbach made for us almost every time we went to visit. She was an excellent cook and liked simple dishes. Usually we had either Steak or Fried shrimp for a main course, but there were always at least two veggies, a salad and a dessert with Farm fresh whipped cream. This was my favorite salad of hers. Old Fashioned but still as good as ever.

I have used a Google Image until I can get my own photos.

Rating:
★★★★☆ 2 votes
Comments:
Serves:
8-10
Prep:
50 Min
Cook:
10 Min
Method:
Refrigerate/Freeze

Ingredients

2 pkg
lime jello, 3 oz each
1 can(s)
crushed pineapple, 8 oz, drained /reserve the juice
water with pineapple juice to equal 2 cups.
3 Tbsp
lemon or lime juice
1 1/4 c
chopped celery
1 pkg
cream cheese, 8 oz, softened
3-4 Tbsp
mayonnaise
1/2 to 3/4 c
small curd cottage cheese, drained
1/3 c
roughly chopped toasted pecans

Step-By-Step

1Place water and pineapple juice to measure 2 cups, and lemon/lime juice in a medium microwaveable mixing bowl and heat to boiling on high in microwave. 3 to 4 minutes.
2Stir in Lime Jello and stir to dissolve completely 2 to 3 minutes. Refrigerate until slightly thickened and "syrupy".
3Whip together the cream cheese and mayo til smooth. Add the drained pineapple and celery and stir to mix.
4When Jello mixture is thickened, stir in the cream cheese mixture until well blended. Add cottage cheese and stir until evenly distributed.
5Pour mixture into 9 x 12 casserole and top with chopped toasted pecans.
6Cover and return to refrigerator to complete setting, 3 to 4 hours or overnight.
7To serve, cut into squares and top with a combination of whipped cream and mayonnaise mixed together. (about 1/2 and 1/2)

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Gelatin Salads
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: For Kids, Heirloom