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Lime Gelatin Salad

 Lime Gelatin Salad
I've made this refreshing recipe more than 100 times over the past 15 years! It can be a salad or dessert. When I take it to a potluck, it's always one of the first things to disappear. -Louise Harding, Newburgh, New York
16-20 ServingsPrep: 15 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 1 package (6 ounces) lime gelatin
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 can (15 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1 can (8 ounces) crushed pineapple, drained
  • 1 cup lemon-lime soda
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed, divided

Directions

  • Dissolve gelatin in water. In a bowl, beat cream cheese until fluffy.
  • Stir in gelatin mixture and beat until smooth. Stir in vanilla,
  • oranges, pineapple, soda and pecans. Chill until the mixture mounds
  • slightly when dropped from a spoon. Fold in three-fourths of the
  • whipped topping. Pour into a 13-in. x 9-in. dish. Refrigerate for
  • 3-4 hours or until firm. Cut into squares; garnish with the
  • remaining whipped topping. Yield: 16-20 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 147 calories, 8 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 12 mg cholesterol, 56 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.