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Marshmallow and Lime Gelatin Salad

Cindy Carnes

"This is an awesome salad! Truly different than any other; we always have it for Thanksgiving."
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1 d 20 m servings 375 cals
Original recipe yields 7 servings (6 to 8 servings)


  • Calories:
  • 375 kcal
  • 19%
  • Fat:
  • 21.9 g
  • 34%
  • Carbs:
  • 42.4g
  • 14%
  • Protein:
  • 5.2 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 36 mg
  • 12%
  • Sodium:
  • 170 mg
  • 7%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. In a saucepan, combine the carbonated beverage and marshmallows. Stir over medium heat until marshmallows melt. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
  2. Add the gelatin and cream cheese and mix until gelatin is dissolved.
  3. Add the pineapple and juice, pecans, mayonnaise and whipped topping. Mix well and pour into a 7x11 inch dish and chill until set.

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I found out why some people say it is runny. Well if you mix in the pineapple using a mixer it makes the juice in the pieces of pineapple come out. If you just stir in the pineapple gently no p...

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After reading some other reviews saying that this salad was "runny" I took extra care . . . did not beat the ingredients with a mixer to avoid breaking down the pineapple and creating more juice...

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I found out why some people say it is runny. Well if you mix in the pineapple using a mixer it makes the juice in the pieces of pineapple come out. If you just stir in the pineapple gently no p...

This was awesome! The trick is to make it the night before so it has enough time in the fridge to firm up.

Pay close attention to the amount of 7-up you use. When it is runny, most likely you added the whole can, or more than 7 oz. My sis did this, and of course, it was runny.

Just a fyi, fresh pineapple has an enzyme that prevents gelatin from setting. Only use canned pineapple in any jello recipe. You need to fold the pineapple in rather than beat it.

I followed the recipe exactly except that I put in coconut instead of the pecans. Also, after the 1st step, I did not allow the marshmallow/soda mixture to cool before adding the other ingredie...

Loved this recipe. Tripled it & took to a big potluck. I did change the way I put the salad together. After reading all the comments about people not having this jello salad set up properly, I...

The taste was good - pineapple & lime - refeshing. It turned out slightly soupy - I exactly measured the 7 oz. of soda so it must be the juice with the crushed pineapple that varies among brand...

My family loved this salad and I found it easy to make. I also had no trouble with it setting and I'm wondering if those of you who did, put water in your jello, instead of putting just the dry...

We really enjoyed this light & creamy dessert. I used sugar free jello and also melted my marshmallows in Fresca. I also used light cool whip & cream cheese. It still turned out wonderfully d...