This is delicious! My mom runs a stand at our local farmers market, and this is one of the deli salad items sold; it's my favorite dessert salad (they call it "Fluff"). She also uses orange jello/mandarin oranges, cherry jello/pieces of jarred, drained, chopped cherries. The texture of the cottage cheese will go un-noticed as it's very well masked by the Cool Whip; very creamy and fluffy.
I made this as directed and it turned out great. My mom has been making a similar salad for years which my DD refers to as "green stuff". Not sure what mom's recipe is but this is darn close - if not better. Thanks for sharing.
The family really loved this - I would suggest this change. Blend the dry jello with the cottage cheese first, THEN add other ingredients. Addition May 2009 - I added 2 cups of mini-marshmallows and I think I like it even more!
This was my favorite when I was growing up. Thanks for reminding me of it, will certainly be making it alot.
I often prepare this salad with all the ingredients listed PLUS another fruit (Keep the crushed pineapple). The first time I tasted it, it was made with orange jello & Mandarin oranges. Also yummy with strawberry jello & strawberries. The possibilities are endless! Just be sure to drain the fruit first! It's so quick & easy on a hot summer day.
Thanks for posting this. My MIL made something simlar except that cashews were also added. I wouldn't say it is my favorite since I am not a big lime fan but I was given some lime jello to use up recently and was happy to find this recipe in order to make the dish.