Zingy Jello Salad

"This is a jello salad my mom has made ever since I can remember. I had to rename it for Zaar because we call it green "stuff". Don't be put off by the magic ingredient, it gives the jello a great zing. (Time to make includes cooling of boiled water and cooking time is for allowing jello to set.)"
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Ready In:
3hrs 20mins




  • Empty both boxes of jello into a large bowl and add boiling water. Stir to dissolve and let cool.(I set in refrigerator for about 10-15 minutes.).
  • Add Miracle Whip and beat to a smooth consistency.
  • Add cottage cheese and pineapple with the syrup. Mix and refrigerate until set up.
  • Note-I have also made this with sugar free jello,1%cottage cheese,lite Miracle Whip, and pineapple in its own juice for a lower sugar/calorie/fat version and it works just as well.

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  1. This is almost the exact recipe we use for every Thanksgiving and Christmas as it is my sister's favorite. The only difference is I use mayo instead of miracle whip.
  2. This was a big hit in my family. I don't care for the taste of Miracle Whip (I think it tastes too vingegar-y), so I used low-fat mayonnaise instead, and I think it worked out well and added a bit of zing (along with the pineapple chunks) to this dessert salad. I also used all lime Jell-O because my local grocery store doesn't stock the 3-oz boxes of gelatin, so I used a 6-oz box of lime gelatin. Thanks for posting, nowasmith.
  3. It was different. I liked it my family did not. Made for PAC 2009
  4. We call this "grren stuff" at our house too! Something that is always made at Thanksgiving..very tasty!


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