Horseradish Gelatin Salad Recipe -
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Horseradish Gelatin Salad

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"A tangy gelatin salad with horseradish to add zip. A tasty addition to a cold lunch on a hot day."

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    15 mins

    4 hrs 15 mins


  1. In a medium bowl, stir together the boiling water, unflavored gelatin, and lime flavored gelatin mix until completely dissolved, about 1 minute. Set aside to cool until slightly thickened. This should take about 1 hour.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix the mayonnaise, cottage cheese, and horseradish with an electric mixer until foamy. Stir in the pineapple, pecans and salt by hand. Fold the thickened gelatin mixture into the pineapple mixture. Pour into molds, and refrigerate until set, at least 2 hours.
  3. To release gelatin from molds, dip the mold in hot water for 30 seconds to loosen, then invert onto a serving plate.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 04, 2003

This is one of the best jello salad's we have eaten. My family beg for it and always chide me for that zippy ingredient(horseradish). I take it to church functions and they always ask for the recipe. I first tasted this delicious salad at a tiny cafe in Henrietta, Mo and have since sought the recipe...Thank you June Pelo for sharing.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 15, 2007

I like jello salads and was looking for something different. I thought it sounded a little odd, but with the good reviews decided to give it a chance. Not good!!! The mayo flavor is too strong and the horseradish is just plain gross. It was not even good enough to suffer through. I ate one serving and threw it out. And I won't even tell you what my husband and children said about it ;-) Unless you're actually looking for this recipe, don't try it!!

Jan 29, 2006

This is absolutely DELICIOUS! The horseradish is more like a "secret" ingredient. I've been trying lime jello salads for years trying to find the one my mom use to make. I think this is it!

Jan 07, 2007

Even after cutting back on the mayo and leaving out the nuts, this is still a fabulous salad. Not too sweet and not too savory.

Apr 14, 2009

I can't get over how good this is! You can even make it sugar-free, thanks to Splenda. It's a year 'round favorite at our house! I don't change a thing...

Nov 16, 2007

I first had this years and years ago and could have eaten most of it myself. I'm so happy to have found it again. Just try it and I'll bet it will be a favorite for you too.

Nov 10, 2006

Very tasty. My children are not fond of any sort of jello salad and would not eat it, so I had it every day for a week until it was gone and I did not tire of it. I used ground horseradish from the store, not a creamy preparation, and it was not too strong. In fact no one could guess the mystery ingredient.

May 08, 2006

Too much mayo, for taste and fat. Kids wouldn't eat, maybe if it had been sweeter? Thought I remembered this from childhood, but didn't hit the mark.


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  • Calories
  • 536 kcal
  • 27%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 31.6 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 20 mg
  • 7%
  • Fat
  • 43.8 g
  • 67%
  • Fiber
  • 2.5 g
  • 10%
  • Protein
  • 8.8 g
  • 18%
  • Sodium
  • 497 mg
  • 20%

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

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