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Best Rosy Rhubarb Mold Recipe

Best Rosy Rhubarb Mold Recipe

Any meal benefits from this ruby-colored salad - it's always a refreshing accompaniment. I never have leftovers, since the combination of sweet, tangy and crunchy ingredients is so irresistible. -Regina Albright, Southhaven, Mississippi
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling YIELD:12 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 cups chopped fresh or frozen rhubarb
  • 1 cup water
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 package (6 ounces) strawberry gelatin
  • 1-1/2 cups cold water
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 cans (11 ounces each) mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • Optional garnishes: lettuce leaves, sliced strawberries, green grapes, sour cream and ground nutmeg

Directions

  • 1. In a saucepan, combine rhubarb, water, sugar and salt; bring to a boil over medium heat. Boil for 1-2 minutes or until the rhubarb is tender; remove from the heat. Stir in gelatin until dissolved. Stir in cold water and lemon juice. Chill until partially set. Fold in oranges and celery. Pour into a 6-cup mold or an 8-in. square dish that has been coated with cooking spray. Chill until set. Unmold onto lettuce leaves or cut into squares. If desired, garnish with fruit and serve with sour cream sprinkled with nutmeg. Yield: 12 servings.

Nutritional Facts

One 1/2-cup serving (prepared with sugar-free gelatin; calculated without garnishes) equals 79 calories, trace fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 98 mg sodium, 19 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 2 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 fruit.