Pineapple Lime Gelatin MoldPhoto Credit : Aimee Tucker
Light and refreshing, this molded salad makes for a good addition to any meal, and is a retro favorite with the family of Yankee Magazine Art Director Lori Pedrick.
Made with lime gelatin, crushed pineapple, cream cheese, and cottage cheese, the lime gelatin mold is a dish you either love…or love to hate.
1 3 oz. package lime-flavored gelatin
1 cup boiling water
1 9 oz. can crushed pineapple, drained with juice reserved
1/2 cup finely chopped celery
1 cup small curd cottage cheese
1 8 oz. package cream cheese, softened
1/3 cup mayonnaise
Dissolve gelatin in 1 cup boiling water, then add the drained pineapple juice. Chill until slightly thickened, then beat until frothy.
In a large bowl, using a hand-held mixer, cream together the pineapple, celery, cottage cheese, cream cheese, and mayonnaise. Fold in the gelatin mixture, then mix on low speed to blend everything together. Pour into mold and chill until firm, preferably overnight.
Once chilled, invert onto a plate and serve. Refrigerate any leftovers.