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Molded Strawberry Salad Recipe

Molded Strawberry Salad Recipe

This refreshing salad has two layers - a pretty pink bottom that includes sour cream, and a ruby red top with strawberries and pineapple. For years, Mom has included this salad in meals she prepares for our family. -Gloria Grant, Sterling, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling YIELD:8 servings


  • 1 package (6 ounces) strawberry gelatin
  • 1-1/2 cups boiling water
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen sweetened sliced strawberries, thawed
  • 1 can (8 ounces) unsweetened crushed pineapple
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • Leaf lettuce and fresh strawberries, optional


  • 1. In a large bowl, dissolve gelatin in water. Add strawberries and pineapple. Strain, reserving liquid and fruit. Set aside 1 cup of the liquid at room temperature.
  • 2. Pour fruit and remaining liquid into a 5-cup ring mold or 9-in. square pan that has been coated with cooking spray. Cover and refrigerate until set, about 1 hour.
  • 3. Whisk sour cream and reserved liquid; pour over top of gelatin. Cover and refrigerate until set.
  • 4. Cut into squares and place on individual plates; or unmold onto a serving platter. Garnish with lettuce and strawberries if desired. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 182 calories, 5g fat (4g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 64mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (30g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein .

Reviews for Molded Strawberry Salad

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sarahjc78 224359
Reviewed Apr. 7, 2015

"I really liked this. My husband does not like jello salads and liked this one. So it was a win."

manga 221645
Reviewed Feb. 28, 2015

"This jello salad is very good. It's festive for the holidays."

mommawithfour 202475
Reviewed Nov. 21, 2012

"this salad is super yummy! it is not overly sweet like some jello salads. every-time I bring it places people are asking for the recipe, this one is a keeper. making it for Thanksgiving tomorrow as it trumps the cranberry jello of the past in my family!"

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