"This salad has been a family favorite for over four generations, requested every Thanksgiving and Christmas. It is smooth and creamy with the crunch of pecans, and light green in color. It has a very unique flavor, and goes very quickly at our home. Any left over crushed pineapple and cottage cheese make a great snack for kids." — Ginger
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crushed pineapple, drained with juice reserved
water, or as needed
1 (3 ounce) package
lime flavored Jell-O® mix
1 (3 ounce) package
lemon flavored Jell-O® mix
canned evaporated milk
small curd cottage cheese
coarsely chopped pecans
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I don't know what I did wrong, but this was a disaster. I made it for a holiday meal at work. It never gelled. It stayed in a liquid form. I was mortified. The saving grace was that it tasted delicious.
My family makes this every thankgiving and sometimes christmas....we change it up a bit, though. Instead of mayo and milk we use yogurt (either lime or lemon flavor) and we also use walnuts instead of pecans. Its delicious!
I had no idea I would find this recipe here, and it is a little different from the one we make. In my family, it is always a tradition on Thanksgiving or Christmas. We make it with creamed cheese instead of mayo, milk, and cottage cheese. I never get tired of it, but it's a good thing we only have it once or twice a year!!! Any way you make it, it's GREAT!
oh... my.... god. i cant stop saying it. i made some of this tonight, was a little iffy about the mayo but i put it in anyways, was a little worried about how it would turn out because it smelled really mayonnaisey when i went to put it in the fridge and seemed a little greasy around the edge of the bowl when i went to wipe the edge for a picture. im saving it for dessert tomorrow but i wanted to taste a little bit to see how it turned out.. and HOLY . this stuff is absolutely to die for. that little bit is about to turn into the whole bowl full, but i need to be strong. i did everything exactly how the instructions said, except i dont like pecans so i substituted those for sliced almonds and i added shredded coconut. nothing too drastic that would change the flavor much from the original recipe. its not how i remember the green jello salad being made when i was little (i think it was just pineapple, grapes, coconut and pecans mixed in the lime jello) but its good... much MUCH better than how i had it when i was growing up. definitely keeping this one for years and years.. and im going to share it with anyone that will take it. do NOT let the mayonnaise in it stop you from making this.
My Mother made this always for the holidays she added chopped celery. It really added a great taste and crunch. I would say 1/2 cup to this recipe.
My family, too, has made this recipe for years, we all love it and think Thanksgiving and Christmas require this salad. However, we add chopped celery, but never canned milk. How does that affect the salad?
I am so thrilled to see this recipe as it has been a family favorite for generations in our family as well. We always thought that our family was the only one that liked it as in-laws and others did not appreciate it even slightly! In our family we included, if you can believe it a teaspoon or more of prepared horseradish! Gives it a kick and is completely bizarre to wrap your head around but it works. Ours also used walnuts from the family farm in Gridley, CA. This recipe made me very nostalgic for wonderful holidays during my youth. THANKS!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Holiday Green Gelatin Salad
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 278
This dessert salad is creamy with bursts of grape flavor.
The cranberries provide the seasonal punch to this tasty salad.
This salad is bursting with fruit and nuts, and is a great holiday side dish.