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Golden Gelatin Salad Recipe

Golden Gelatin Salad Recipe

This was one of my favorite salads that my grandmother made about 40 years ago. I always looked forward to going to her house because her food was so good. I make this often in the fall. The color and flavor seem to blend in with the season. -Mrs. Daniel Leaman, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling YIELD:8 servings


  • 1 envelope unflavored gelatin
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 1 can (20 ounces) crushed pineapple
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • 1 cup grated carrots


  • 1. In a bowl, sprinkle gelatin over cold water; let stand for 1 minute. Drain pineapple, reserving 1 cup juice (discard remaining juice or save for another use). Set the pineapple aside.
  • 2. In a saucepan, bring reserved juice to a boil. Remove from the heart. Stir in sugar, salt and gelatin mixture until dissolved. Add orange juice and vinegar. Refrigerate for 2 hours or until partially set. Fold in the carrots and pineapple. Transfer to a 4-cup mold coated with cooking spray. Refrigerate until firm. Unmold onto a serving platter. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 82 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 81 mg sodium, 20 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein.