Thank you Pam for submitting this recipe. My mother made this (except for the carrots) EVERY Thanksgiving of my life, until she passed away 21 years ago. For 21 years I kept the molds she used for the individual jello salads and never once used them or made the salad because it was too painful. This year I decided to dig out the molds and realized I didn't know the exact recipe for the jello. I recognize all the ingredients except the carrots, so this will do nicely. Thank you for allowing me to start up the tradition once again. I noticed other readers mentioned the mayo. My mom used to put a dollop of mayo on each individual serving as well. Sounds horrible, put honestly there's something to it and I always loved it.
I was going to post my Mom's recipe for this salad but yours is the exact same one. My Mom only made this when it was hot. This salad was always cool and refreshing with a slight crunch. I like it. Thanks Pam-I-Am. Bullwinkle.
My mother used to make this and forced me to eat it when I was a little boy 50+ years ago.It is truly vile and I still feel nauseated when I remember that glop.I would suggest feeding it to the prisoners at Guantonamo Bay but it would violate the Geneva Convention.
Thanks for posting this. Next month we are having a 50's style shower and bringing pinwheel sandwiches, etc. I said I'd have to find the Lime jello salad recipe from somewhere. Here it is, and I thank you for it.
Thanks for sharing. My church made this jello salad every year for their community 'Turkey Dinner'. Brings back old memories!
Great retro dish that goes great with ham. I thought I'd be the only one who enjoyed this, and was surprised when my son not only ate it, but looked for leftovers the next day. I cheated and used 1 1/2 cups of packaged coleslaw mix. Thanks for sharing the recipe!
My mother always made this for holiday meals and I was searching the net trying to figure out where she might have gotten the recipe. She never used pineapple in it at all, just the cabbage and carrots and believe it or not, it tastes great with a dollop of mayonnaise mixed in on your plate. I wish I had some right now. It's very refreshing with all of the heavy meats and starches served at holiday time.
i have not made this yet, my husband and i were just talking about it the other day and said wish we had the recipe. my grandma (god rest her soul) made it many times as i was growing up and i loved it . thanks now we can make it
These type of salad reminds me of church picnics with my grandmother. We made the green jello and added shredded carrots and a can of small peas..after it was partially set..this is wonderful too except I would omit the juice.