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Lucky Lime Salad Recipe

Lucky Lime Salad Recipe

To start your St. Patrick's Day feast off right, be sure to hand out lucky shamrocks—in the shape of those that top this sweet salad! Making them is merely a matter of cutting gelatin with a cookie cutter. Want to prepare the recipe for another celebration? No problem—just change the cookie cutters to suit the occasion. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling YIELD:9 servings


  • 1 package (3 ounces) lime gelatin
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 2 cups whipped topping
  • 1 can (8 ounces) crushed pineapple, drained
  • 1 package (6 ounces) lime gelatin
  • 2-1/2 cups boiling water


  • 1. In a small bowl, dissolve gelatin in boiling water; stir in cold water. Chill until slightly thickened. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, beat the cream cheese, lemon juice and whipped topping until smooth; stir into gelatin. Fold in pineapple.
  • 2. Pour into a greased 9-in. square dish. Refrigerate until set, about 3 hours.
  • 3. For shamrocks, dissolve gelatin in boiling water. Pour into a greased 11-in. x 7-in. pan. Refrigerate until set, about 3 hours.
  • 4. Using a 2-in. shamrock-shaped cookie cutter, cut plain gelatin into nine shamrocks. Cut gelatin mixture into nine squares; top each with a gelatin shamrock. Yield: 9 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 200 calories, 6g fat (5g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 93mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (31g sugars, 0 fiber), 3g protein.

Reviews for Lucky Lime Salad

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Becca1955 User ID: 7347242 156702
Reviewed Mar. 3, 2014

"I've made this recipe but added finely chopped celery to give it a healthy crunchy bite.

HINT:, the lemon juice will only make it firm to cut into squares"

BitsyBet User ID: 5720753 86385
Reviewed Mar. 17, 2012

"I doubled the recipe, eliminated the lemon juice and used a 2 quart round casserole instead of the 9 inch square dish. I didn't bother with the Jello shamrocks. It turned out perfect. I took it to a St. Patrick's Day get together and the guests enjoyed it."

MY REVIEW User ID: 2496214 207646
Reviewed Mar. 19, 2010

"I served the salad in small gram cracker shells

It was easy to make and very good"

edowdy User ID: 4513971 135551
Reviewed Mar. 13, 2010

"This is just like the lime salad that my grandmother used to make. I've been looking for it everywhere."

nikkijb User ID: 2496119 135548
Reviewed Mar. 2, 2010

"I have made this lime gelatin sald for years. The only difference is that I never added the lemon. It is so yummy! I honestly never thought of making it into squares and topping with shamrocks. Thanks for the great idea!"

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