For Goodness Sakes Salad Recipe
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For Goodness Sakes Salad Recipe

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I've shared this salad recipe more than any other in file. Upon reading the list of ingredients, folks often exclaim, "Well, for goodness sakes!"...hence the name! The unusual blend of flavors makes this one of our family's favorite.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES:12-16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES: 12-16 servings


  • 1 package (3 ounces) lemon gelatin
  • 1 package (3 ounces) lime gelatin
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 can (20 ounces) crushed pineapple, undrained
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) 4% cottage cheese
  • 1 cup chopped nuts
  • 1 tablespoon horseradish sauce

Nutritional Facts

2/3 cup: 252 calories, 17g fat (3g saturated fat), 14mg cholesterol, 171mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 1g fiber), 6g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, dissolve the gelatins in boiling water. Cool slightly. Stir in the milk, pineapple with juice, mayonnaise, cottage cheese, nuts and horseradish sauce; mix well. Chill until partially set. Pour into an oiled 8-cup mold. Chill for 6 hours or overnight. Unmold. Yield: 12-16 servings.
Originally published as For Goodness Sakes Salad in Reminisce July/August 1994, p53

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Ceege User ID: 730520 247632
Reviewed Apr. 29, 2016

"I have a quick question for this recipe. It states one tbls. horseradish this the plain horseradish or the creamy type that you get at Arby's for their beef sandwiches. Thanks for your advice, I can't wait to try this for our next church potluck dinner."

momof29 User ID: 6105359 41014
Reviewed Nov. 22, 2012

"I have made this one for our son, Mason for 20+ years. It is a must for Thanksgiving."

FriedaG User ID: 1671534 16860
Reviewed Jan. 4, 2008

"I've made this gelatin salad many times -- sometimes as printed above and sometimes with all lime gelatin. Either way, my family can't get enough of it."

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