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Southern Sunshine Salad

Russ Myers


Every southern cook has a congealed salad recipe in his or her recipe box, and this should be yours. Southern Sunshine Salad is a jello fruit salad filled with pineapple, carrots and southern pecans. This lemon jello recipe is a vibrantly colored salad perfect for a church supper or picnic. Its refreshing citrus flavor, combined with the crunch of carrots and nuts, will have people piling their plates. Southern Sunshine Salad will be your new go-to summer salad favorite.

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4 to 6 Servings
10 Min


1 small
pkg. lemon jello
1 c
boiling water
8 oz
can crushed pineapple
2 Tbsp
lemon juice
3 medium
carrots, grated
1/2 c
chopped pecans
1 dash(es)
mayonnaise (optional)

How to Make Southern Sunshine Salad


  • 1Drain the pineapple, reserving the juice. Set the pineapple aside for now.
    To the reserved pineapple juice, add the lemon juice and enough cold water to equal one cup.
  • 2Dissolve the jello with boiling water.
    Stir the pineapple juice mixture into the dissolved jello.
    Pour the jello into a mold or a small square baking dish.
  • 3Place it in the refrigerator and chill until it begins to thicken (about 45 minutes to 1 hour).
  • 4Add the reserved pineapple, shredded carrots, pecans and salt. Stir very well to combine the ingredients.
    Pour into a mold and chill until set (4 hours or overnight).
    To serve, cut into squares and top with a small dollop of mayonnaise (if desired).

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About Southern Sunshine Salad

Course/Dish: Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American