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Lime Pear Salad Recipe

Through my years of working in the food service industry, I've collected a bounty of salad recipes. This pleasantly colored side dish is cool, creamy and comforting.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling YIELD:6-8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 package (3 ounces) lime gelatin
  • 1 can (16 ounces) pear halves
  • 2 cups vanilla ice cream, softened

Directions

  • 1. In a bowl, beat cream cheese and gelatin until smooth. Drain pears, reserving syrup; set pears aside. If necessary, add enough water to syrup to equals 1 cup.
  • 2. In a small saucepan, bring syrup to a boil. Gradually add to gelatin mixture, beating until smooth. Stir in ice cream until dissolved. Mash pears and fold into gelatin mixture. Pour into an greased 6-cup mold. Chill until firm. Yield: 6-8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 slice) equals 184 calories, 7 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 26 mg cholesterol, 85 mg sodium, 28 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.