Redneck Watermelon Summer Salad

Cheryl Kemptner


Watermelon & Pineapple for the most refreshing summer salad you'll ever make! So good some folks may eat it for dessert, too!

My cousin shared this recipe with me. Oh My Gosh, everywhere I take it, it's a really big hit! Just trust me on this one.


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  • 1 box
    6 oz. strawberry gelatin
  • 1 c
    boiling water
  • 1 c
    cold water
  • 3 c
    chopped watermelon in small pieces, remove seeds
  • 1 can(s)
    8 oz. crushed pineapple in juice, not drained
  • 1 c
    coarsley chopped pecans. some nuts can be added to the gelatin, if desired, but i prefer to add them all to the top of the finished dish.
  • 1 pkg
    8 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 c
  • 1/4 c
    whole milk
  • 1 pkg
    8 oz (small) cool whip topping

How to Make Redneck Watermelon Summer Salad


  1. 1. Combine gelatin & boiling water in a medium heatproof bowl. Stir until gelatin is dissolved, about 2 minutes. Add cold water & mix well. Chill in refrigerator until partially set, about 55 minutes.
  2. 2. Add chopped watermelon, un-drained pineapple to gelatin mixture & mix well. If you wish, some nuts can be added also. I prefer to put all the nuts on top of the finished dish. Spoon into 13x9 inch dish. Chill until set, about 1 hr.
  3. 3. Place softened cream cheese in a medium bowl. Beat with an electric mixer until light & fluffy.
  4. 4. Add milk & sugar to cream cheese & beat until the mixture is smooth.
  5. 5. Fold whipped topping into cream cheese mixture. Spread evenly over gelatin mixture.
  6. 6. Sprinkle with pecans. Chill covered until serving time. Can be made the day before.

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About Redneck Watermelon Summer Salad

Course/Dish: Fruit Salads
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: Southern

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