Daddy's Molded Salad Recipe -

Daddy's Molded Salad

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"Molded salad was my Dad's favorite but over the years I have forgotten this salad's name. Whatever it's name, everyone who tries it loves it!"

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Original recipe makes 10 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    5 mins

    1 hr 20 mins


  1. Grease or butter one 2 quart gelatin mold pan.
  2. In a small saucepan, bring 1 cup of water to a boil; add gelatin and mix until dissolved. Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature. Stir in mayonnaise, cottage cheese, pineapples, walnuts and marshmallows.
  3. Pour into molded pan and chill until firm. Remove onto serving dish and garnish with halved cherries.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 09, 2002

This is a new and different way to have a light tasting, refreshing salad. Served it for company and everyone loved it!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 27, 2006

I tried this recipe for thanksgiving.. i had over 8 people try this recipe and they all hated it! we voted it as worse jello salad! it tasted like jelled mayonnaise. yuck... It was a waste of my time. On the funny side no one will ever forget this salad!

Sep 15, 2003

Good. The kids would not eat it. My husband and I liked it, but it is too rich to eat a lot of and it makes LOT. I would make it again when there are more people to share it.

Aug 16, 2006

Very good! It was so good I even ate it for breakfast. Instead of using a jello mold, I put salad in an 8 x 8 pan, cut it in squares and served on a lettuce leaf. My family really enjoyed it.

Apr 07, 2009

I made this one for a church function and I followed the recipe very closely and it was a big hit all around.

Feb 22, 2007

This is a great recipe. My grandfather used to make this and I was so happy to find it here. If some people find it tastes too much like mayo maybe they are using salad dressing and not mayo, which has a lighter taste. My whole family loves this salad. Thank you for this recipe.


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  • Calories
  • 345 kcal
  • 17%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 24 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 15 mg
  • 5%
  • Fat
  • 25.3 g
  • 39%
  • Fiber
  • 1 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 8.2 g
  • 16%
  • Sodium
  • 359 mg
  • 14%

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

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