Christmas Eve Salad

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"It seems all families have some weird salad they just can't do without during the holidays, and this is ours. I like to call it 'Christmas Eve Salad, Traditionally Served on Thanksgiving.' My Mother always referred to it as 'light' and 'refreshing.' Well, refreshing maybe. Goes great with holiday ham, and looks pretty in a clear glass bowl."


8 h 15 m servings 619 cals
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Original recipe yields 10 servings



  • Calories:
  • 619 kcal
  • 31%
  • Fat:
  • 51.7 g
  • 79%
  • Carbs:
  • 36.3g
  • 12%
  • Protein:
  • 3.2 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 102 mg
  • 34%
  • Sodium:
  • 310 mg
  • 12%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a large mixing bowl, cream together softened cream cheese, mayonnaise, and 3 tablespoons of reserved pineapple juice. Gently fold in whipped cream and marshmallows.
  2. Transfer the mixture to a serving bowl, smoothing top with a rubber spatula or large spoon. Cover, and refrigerate 8 hours, or overnight. Serve chilled.
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  1. 12 Ratings


If you try to eat this salad before it sits overnight, you will be disappointed. All of the flavors separate out, and it will taste as strange as it sounds. BUT, if you let it sit overnight, it ...

I made this for a company lunch and they loved it! The recipe forgets to mention that you should add the crushed pineapple to the mix. Great with strawberries on top as garnish.

This was so good. I added cherries all around the top of the bowl to add color and it looked so pretty. This was even better the next day, so think about making this the day before you serve it ...

I let this sit for 22 hours before serving... as others had suggested. I garnished it with halved strawberries. It tasted best on the berries, but not so good alone. Not much taste for the amo...

Recipe made a ton of this fluffy white stuff. It was really good and everyone had seconds!

easy & very good!!!

OMG!!! This salad was so refreshing - not a drop left in the bowl. The pineapple makes it taste almost tropical, and it is so light and fluffy, you'd never guess all of the ingredients. So good ...

I really wanted to like this salad. I thought it needed more pineapple flavor or more sugar or something...something was missing, even after it sat in the frig for 24 hours. I really wanted to l...

i could taste the mayo