Thanksgiving Day Salad

Thanksgiving Day Salad


"A time honored Thanksgiving salad that's at our table every year. Sweet and slightly tart, it is a colorful addition to any feast."


8 h 15 m servings 139 cals
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Original recipe yields 20 servings



  • Calories:
  • 139 kcal
  • 7%
  • Fat:
  • 5.9 g
  • 9%
  • Carbs:
  • 21.3g
  • 7%
  • Protein:
  • 1.8 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 10 mg
  • 3%
  • Sodium:
  • 59 mg
  • 2%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Boil the water and combine with the strawberry flavored gelatin mix in a medium bowl. Mix in the strawberries, cranberry sauce and pecans. Transfer to a 2 quart mold. Chill in the refrigerator 6 to 8 hours, or overnight.
  2. Place the molded gelatin mixture on a serving plate and surround the base with lettuce leaves.
  3. In a medium bowl, mix the cream cheese, sour cream, sugar and lemon juice with an electric mixer until well blended. Use this mixture as a topping for each serving of salad.
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  1. 23 Ratings


I made this for a Christmas event but didn't care for the strawberries in it, and the texture of the cranberry skins was unpleasant. I had made another red gelatin salad which was similar but mu...

Okay, this salad tastes AMAZING, but I had some serious issues with the appearance...first of all, I chilled the mold for 6-8 hours as stated, but when I turned the thing out onto a serving plat...

In my family there has been a jellied cranberry salad with walnuts and dates for years, but this Thanksgiving I decided to try this and we all enjoyed it, I liked the strawberries in it. I made...

Loved this recipe and will make every Thanksgiving forever. We did some whole berry and some jellied and it was excellent!

This got rave reviews last year and I was just asked to bring it to Thanksgiving again, however, I did use jellied cranberry sauce, raspberry jello, and 8 oz crushed pineapple like a previous re...

I have one thing to say about this recipe, DELICIOUS! It was a hit at our Thanksgiving table. I already have a request to bring to family Christmas party.

This was very good, even better the secnd day. However, mine didn't set as well as I would have liked, so would probably decrease the water a little bit the next time to see.

I LOVE this recipe and so does my family. Sometimes, I even add a can of pineapple tidbits to it. DELICIOUS!!

Made for Thanksgiving, everyone loved it and said it would replace the regular cranberries we usually have.