Carrot Gelatin Salad

Carrot Gelatin Salad

29 Reviews 2 Pics
  • Prep

    15 m
  • Ready In

    5 h 15 m
Recipe by  ASTENG

“Old-fashioned carrot salad made with lemon Jell-O and pineapple. Grandma didn't specify the amount of carrots. You probably can't use too much!”

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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  1. In a large bowl, prepare the lemon gelatin according to package directions using reserved pineapple juice in place of some of the water. Refrigerate until thickened, about 1 hour.
  2. When the gelatin has thickened, stir in pineapple and shredded carrot. Cover and refrigerate until set, at least 4 hours.

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I love this salad and have been making it for years!! It is great if you are on a diet and use sugar-free jello. Substituting orange jello for lemon is my favorite. I also mix all the ingredients together at the same time (not chilling the jello then adding the pineapple and carrots. Do not use store bought shredded carrots. Shred them yourself on a grater (better texture than in a food processor).



This is very similar to a recipe my mother always made called "Perfection Salad." She learned it in home ec class in the early '40's. She always used lime jello, and besides the carrots and pineapple, she would sometimes add in some finely chopped celery, or some shredded cabbage. One of my favorites from my childhood! Thanks for sharing it, Asteng.



Great recipe. Super easy. My Grandma always uses orange jello. This is always a holiday favorite as the bright color pairs well with other foods.

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Amount Per Serving (8 total)

  • Calories
  • 133 cal
  • 7%
  • Fat
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Carbs
  • 32.6 g
  • 11%
  • Protein
  • 2.5 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium
  • 140 mg
  • 6%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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