Holiday Green Gelatin Salad

Holiday Green Gelatin Salad

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"This salad has been a family favorite for over four generations, requested every Thanksgiving and Christmas. It is smooth and creamy with the crunch of pecans, and light green in color. It has a very unique flavor, and goes very quickly at our home. Any left over crushed pineapple and cottage cheese make a great snack for kids."


4 h 15 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 414 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 414 kcal
  • 21%
  • Fat:
  • 30.9 g
  • 47%
  • Carbs:
  • 28.7g
  • 9%
  • Protein:
  • 8.6 g
  • 17%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 24 mg
  • 8%
  • Sodium:
  • 410 mg
  • 16%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a large measuring pitcher, mix reserved pineapple juice and enough water to yield 2 cups. Pour into a pot and bring to a boil. Add the lime and lemon gelatin mixes and stir until completely dissolved.
  2. Stir the mayonnaise and evaporated milk together in a mixing bowl. Stir in the gelatin mixture until completely blended. Mix in the crushed pineapple, cottage cheese, and pecans. Pour the gelatin mixture into a serving bowl. Refrigerate at least 4 hours or overnight.
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Hello! We have updated step 1 in the directions for this recipe. This should solve some of the problems regarding the gelatin not setting. We hope this helps! - Ths Staff

I had no idea I would find this recipe here, and it is a little different from the one we make. In my family, it is always a tradition on Thanksgiving or Christmas. We make it with creamed chees...

My family makes this every thankgiving and sometimes christmas....we change it up a bit, though. Instead of mayo and milk we use yogurt (either lime or lemon flavor) and we also use walnuts ins...