Festive Tomato Aspic

Festive Tomato Aspic

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Clarissa Stuart


At the holidays, when salad greens are sometimes not at their best, this tasty salad offers up crisp veggies built into a tangy french-dressing flavored aspic. Cool and zippy, this fits in perfectly with any special meal. We always serve it up at Thanksgiving or Christmas ... sometimes both!


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6 to 8
45 Min
5 Min


  • 3 oz
    lemon gelatin (small box)
  • 2/3 c
    boiling water
  • 8 oz
    tomato sauce (small can)
  • 1 Tbsp
    apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp
    tabasco sauce
  • ·
    salt & pepper to taste
  • 1/2 c
    finely diced celery
  • 1/2 c
    finely diced cucumber
  • 1/2 c
    finely diced green bell pepper
  • 1/2 c
    finely diced radishes
  • 2 Tbsp
    finely diced green onions (about 2 onions)

How to Make Festive Tomato Aspic


  1. In a medium bowl (or other suitable container), dissolve the lemon gelatin in the 2/3 cup boiling water per package directions. Stir in the tomato sauce, vinegar and Tabasco. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Put this mixture into the refrigerator for about 15 to 20 minutes, or until the gelatin is thickened but not set.
  3. While the gelatin/tomato mixture is chilling, wash and dice all of the veggies.
  4. Fold the diced veggies into the thickened gelatin, stirring gently to distribute evenly. At this time, you can transfer everything into a decorative mold if desired. Cover and refrigerate until firmly set.
  5. OPTIONAL: Unmold onto a lettuce-lined plate right before serving. Decorate with small dollops of mayonnaise if desired.

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About Festive Tomato Aspic

Course/Dish: Gelatin Salads
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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