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party pink salad

(2 ratings)
Recipe by
Mary Christie
Jackson, TN

My mother, Lillian Summer (1906-2000) made this salad many times, and sometimes made it with lime Jell-O, calling it "that green salad." One spring, after she passed, my daughter asked, "Mama, can you make that green salad of Maw-Maw's for Easter dinner?" I knew exactly which dish she meant! I have written a book of memories of my mother titled, "That Green Salad"!

(2 ratings)
yield 10 serving(s)
method Refrigerate/Freeze

Ingredients For party pink salad

  • Juice of 2 can
    crushed pineapple
  • 24 lg
  • 1 pkg
    (3 oz.) strawberry gelatin (may use cherry)
  • 2 c
    cottage cheese (small curd)
  • 1 can
    crushed pineapple, drained (save juice)
  • 1 c
    chopped pecans
  • 1/2 pt
    heavy whipped cream, whipped

How To Make party pink salad

  • 1
    Combine pineapple juice and marshmallows in a pan; place over low heat.
  • 2
    Add strawberry gelatin. Stir until dissolved. Remove from heat and cool slightly.
  • 3
    Add cottage cheese, pineapple and pecans.
  • 4
    Last, add in whipped cream, folding gently into mixture. Pour into mold or shallow baking dish.
  • 5
    Chill for several hours or overnight. Garnish with whole strawberries if desired.