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Carrot Gelatin Salad Recipe
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Carrot Gelatin Salad

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"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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  • PREP

    15 mins

    5 hrs 15 mins


  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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 19, 2008

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).

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 12, 2008

My carrots turned somewhat brown. Taste and texture were awful. Not to my liking. Sorry.

Feb 02, 2004

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.

Dec 23, 2004

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.

Nov 20, 2005

great salad!!! however I do like better when made with lime jello.

Feb 10, 2004

VERY good! Mom used to make this and was one of the first things I learned to make. Lost the recipe but found this one. We called it carrot-pineapple salad, but the recipie is the same! thanks for sharing it!!!

Jan 27, 2007

GREAT RECIPE. we have also made one similar to this at the nursing home where I am the dietary manager at. Our residents have always called it sunshine salad. Isn't amazing all the different names that this has

Sep 13, 2007

This was a holiday favorite at Grandma's house! Grandma also sometimes added some shredded cabbage if she had some. Great way to get the kids to eat their veggies. Please pass the lemon jello :). I give this recipe 10 stars for nostalgia!


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  • Calories
  • 133 kcal
  • 7%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 32.6 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Fiber
  • 1.6 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 2.5 g
  • 5%
  • Sodium
  • 140 mg
  • 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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