Makeover Fluffy Lime Salad Recipe
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Makeover Fluffy Lime Salad Recipe

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Loaded with crunchy walnuts, tangy pineapple and lip-smacking lime flavor, this refreshing salad could even double as dessert! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES:8 servings
Healthy Quick Test Kitchen Approved
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1 can (8 ounces) unsweetened crushed pineapple, undrained
  • 1 package (.3 ounce) sugar-free lime gelatin
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 6 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese
  • 1 cup miniature marshmallows
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen reduced-fat whipped topping, thawed

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup equals 206 calories, 12 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 15 mg cholesterol, 125 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.


  1. Drain pineapple, reserving juice; set pineapple aside. In a small saucepan, combine the gelatin, water and reserved juice. Cook and stir over low heat until gelatin is dissolved. Refrigerate until syrupy, about 30 minutes.
  2. In a small bowl, beat cream cheese until fluffy. Stir in gelatin mixture, marshmallows, walnuts and pineapple. Fold in whipped topping.
  3. Transfer to a serving bowl. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours or until set. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Makeover Fluffy Lime Salad in Healthy Cooking August/September 2011, p28

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Reviewed Dec. 11, 2013

"I make this salad as a side dish for almost every holiday. (I omit the walnuts as I don't care for them-cook's choice).Everyone who eats it loves it & I've been asked to bring it to other gatherings. I'm wondering if anyone has tried another flavor jello."

Reviewed Apr. 13, 2012

"I love love this recipe. i took it to a family gathering and wish i had doubled the recipe it was eaten so fast."

Reviewed Aug. 17, 2011

"my husband really liked this. I did too, just couldn't eat as much as he did. lol"

Reviewed Jul. 31, 2011

"Meh... it was okay, nothing special. I had hoped it would be more creamy, came out kind of stiff."

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