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Rosy Rhubarb Salad

 Rosy Rhubarb Salad
This is one of my favorite springtime recipes. But if you freeze strawberries and rhubarb, you can make this salad most any time of year. You'll find it a little tart, and light and cool - just right for those warmer days ahead.
8-10 ServingsPrep: 25 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 4 cups diced raw or frozen rhubarb
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 packages (3 ounces each) strawberry gelatin
  • 1 cup applesauce
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 2 teaspoons grated orange peel
  • 1 cup sliced fresh strawberries

Directions

  • In a saucepan, combine rhubarb, water and sugar. Cook over medium
  • heat until rhubarb is tender. In a large bowl, combine hot rhubarb
  • and gelatin. Stir until dissolved. Add applesauce, orange juice and
  • peel. Chill until syrupy. Fold in strawberries. Pour into a lightly
  • greased 5-6 cup mold. Chill until set, about 4 hours or overnight.
  • Yield: 8-10 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 107 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 22 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 1 g protein.