Holiday Green Gelatin Salad

Holiday Green Gelatin Salad

38 Reviews 3 Pics
  • Prep

    15 m
  • Ready In

    4 h 15 m
Recipe by  Ginger

“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.”

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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  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 cheese instead of mayo, milk, and cottage cheese. I never get tired of it, but it's a good thing we only have it once or twice a year!!! Any way you make it, it's GREAT!



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 instead of pecans. Its delicious!

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Amount Per Serving (8 total)

  • Calories
  • 414 cal
  • 21%
  • Fat
  • 30.9 g
  • 47%
  • Carbs
  • 28.7 g
  • 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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