Christmas Wreath Salad Recipe

Christmas Wreath Salad Recipe
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Christmas Wreath Salad Recipe

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It's a jolly holiday when Mom makes this cool eye-catching salad. Pecans, pineapple and maraschino cherries are sweet surprises in every serving of this pretty side dish. -Becky Brunette, Minneapolis, Minnesota
MAKES:
6 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 10 min. + chilling
MAKES:
6 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 10 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 1 package (6 ounces) strawberry gelatin
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 can (20 ounces) crushed pineapple
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) plain yogurt
  • 1 cup chopped pecans, optional
  • 1/2 cup red maraschino cherries, halved
  • Lettuce leaves and additional cherries, optional

Directions

In a bowl, dissolve gelatin in boiling water. Refrigerate until partially set, about 30 minutes. Drain pineapple, reserving juice; set pineapple aside. Add enough cold water to juice to measure 1-3/4 cups; stir into gelatin mixture. Whisk in yogurt until smooth. Fold in nuts if desired, cherries and reserved pineapple.
Pour into a 2-qt. ring mold coated with cooking spray. Refrigerate until set. Unmold onto a lettuce-lined serving plate and garnish with additional cherries if desired. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Christmas Wreath Salad in Taste of Home December/January 2002, p35

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 212 calories, 1g fat (1g saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 93mg sodium, 48g carbohydrate (42g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

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  • 1 package (6 ounces) strawberry gelatin
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 can (20 ounces) crushed pineapple
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) plain yogurt
  • 1 cup chopped pecans, optional
  • 1/2 cup red maraschino cherries, halved
  • Lettuce leaves and additional cherries, optional
  1. In a bowl, dissolve gelatin in boiling water. Refrigerate until partially set, about 30 minutes. Drain pineapple, reserving juice; set pineapple aside. Add enough cold water to juice to measure 1-3/4 cups; stir into gelatin mixture. Whisk in yogurt until smooth. Fold in nuts if desired, cherries and reserved pineapple.
  2. Pour into a 2-qt. ring mold coated with cooking spray. Refrigerate until set. Unmold onto a lettuce-lined serving plate and garnish with additional cherries if desired. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Christmas Wreath Salad in Taste of Home December/January 2002, p35

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