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Kelly's Ham Jell-O® Salad

Kelly's Ham Jell-O® Salad

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Kelly "The Scarecrow" Kolb

This different Jell-O® salad, made with cabbage, chopped ham, mayonnaise, and spicy brown mustard, has a taste that's more savory than sweet.

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  • Calories:
  • 200 kcal
  • 10%
  • Fat:
  • 14.2 g
  • 22%
  • Carbs:
  • 14.8g
  • 5%
  • Protein:
  • 4.6 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 15 mg
  • 5%
  • Sodium:
  • 378 mg
  • 15%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet


  1. Dissolve lemon gelatin in boiling water in a large bowl. Pour reserved pineapple juice and white wine vinegar into a measuring cup; add enough cold water to equal 1 cup. Stir water-juice mixture into gelatin mixture; refrigerate until cold and beginning to set, about 30 minutes.
  2. Stir mayonnaise and spicy brown mustard together in a bowl; whisk mayonnaise mixture into cooled lemon gelatin mixture until smooth. Gently fold cabbage, celery, ham, and reserved pineapple into gelatin. Transfer mixture into a ring-shaped gelatin mold.
  3. Chill in refrigerator until firmly set, about 4 hours. To serve, dip gelatin mold into hot water to loosen the sides; place a plate on top of the mold, invert, and gently lift the mold from the salad.
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Made this per the recipe. Wondered if my husband would like it. We both give it thumbs up. I just served this with cubed sharp cheddar cheese and pretzels. A great light meal. I will make this again. Company quality.


This is one of those recipes, you make, and then you ponder for a bit.... and say, "am I really going to try this?" well, I did. I realized, I went back bite after bite and was pleasantly surprised, I liked it. The recipe was fairly easy to follow. It took about an hour to set before I could add the mayo/mustard mixture. Then I was afraid that the vinegar wouldn't allow it to set up, mixed the rest of the ingredients together and waited until the next day to check on it. It gelled quite nicely. To me the overall taste was like a coleslaw with chunks of ham and pineapple. I could see me putting a finer chop on both the celery and ham though. Into smaller pieces. Other then that, I wouldn't change anything with the recipe. I think the mayo/mustard/vinegar mixture really sets this apart and makes the dish. It really was more savory then sweet and I WILL make again. TY