Mandarin Salad

Mandarin Salad Recipe

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Elva Miller


This recipe has been served at every party and/or holiday meal at our house for probably 40 years or more. LOL. My mother found the recipe in a magazine.

The ingredients can be adjusted depending on how much someone takes as his/her helping. I can eat a half of bowl in one sitting. LOL.

★★★★★ 1 vote
4 to 8
10 Min


1 c
cottage cheese, small curd
1 box
orange gelatin
1 can(s)
canned mandarin oranges
1 small
cool whip topping

How to Make Mandarin Salad


  • 1Dump the cottage cheese into a mixing bowl. Sprinkle half-box (small box) of dry gelatin. Stir to blend well.
  • 2Drain, (reserve juice) a small can of mandarin orange segments and add this to the cottage cheese & gelatin. Stirring well to mix.
  • 3Fold in an 8 oz. container of Cool Whip. Blend well.
  • 4Taste it - if grainy add some of the reserved mandarin orange juice (adding a tablespoon at a time.)
  • 5Cover and refrigerate for about 3 hours prior to serving as a chilled side dish.

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About Mandarin Salad

Course/Dish: Fruit Sides
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy