Ginger's Pineapple-Cottage Cheese-Lime Jello Salad

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins

As a child, I remember mom making this and it's absolutely fantastic! It's also a great summer salad - light, cool, and refreshing.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Make Jello according to package directions, and use a little less (1-2 tbsp) water.
  2. Add mayonnaise and vinegar and mix well with beaters.
  3. Put in a covered dish and refrigerate.
  4. When the Jello begins to jell, fold in cottage cheese and pineapple.
Most Helpful

4 5

I Liked this recipe.It was kinda hum drumb and lacked something until I added some Plain Yogurt. But it might just have been me. Tastes need to be more pronounced for me because of a problem I have from working in a laundry a long long time ago. With my addition I loved the recipe. It is nice to have a jello recipe that is not overly sweet.

5 5

My Mom was just telling me about this recipe and I didn't remember it from childhood. I was going to post it, but here it is! My Mom said it's nice to serve for brunch or for a luncheon. One of my Mom's Omaha friends gave this to her in the early 1960's. Thanks for posting!

5 5

My mom used to make this, too, although she doesn't remember the exact measurements. I've made a similar recipe before and it was too firm. This texture was perfect and I liked the addition of cider vinegar. It gives a slight extra tang to the flavors. My mom didn't use pineapple, but I did include some tidbits and it does brighten the taste, too. Thanks so much for posting. I'd looked before and couldn't find one like it. Roxygirl