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Fluffy Lime Salad

Crunchy walnuts, plump marshmallows and tangy pineapple dot this creamy lime salad. It's a refreshing side dish for a family meal or a yummy addition to a potluck dinner. -Susan Ormond, Jamestown, North Carolina
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    9 servings


  • 1 can (8 ounces) crushed pineapple
  • 1 package (3 ounces) lime gelatin
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 2 packages (3 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup miniature marshmallows
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream, whipped


  • Drain pineapple, reserving juice; set the pineapple aside. In a saucepan, combine gelatin, water and reserved juice. Cook and stir over low heat until gelatin is dissolved. Refrigerate until syrupy, about 30 minutes.
  • In a small bowl, beat cream cheese until fluffy. Stir in gelatin mixture, walnuts, marshmallows and reserved pineapple. Fold in the whipped cream.
  • Transfer to a 1-qt. serving bowl. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours or until set.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 276 calories, 21g fat (9g saturated fat), 47mg cholesterol, 63mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 1g fiber), 6g protein.

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  • Philip
    Apr 12, 2020

    I've come here to discover this recipe, and am pleased with the reviews. I will be adjusting the ingredient to suit my taste. The one thing that astonished me is how many people are using sugar free Jello. It would be one thing if it were unsweetened Jello, but all of the recent research that I've read says that non-nutritive sweeteners are far worse for those battling weight, and diabetes than even sugar. I wonder if there is any comment here on that?

  • littlemamadee
    Jul 2, 2013

    I have read all the great reviews so I tried this. I was quite disappointed. It was very dry. I'm not sure what I did but I'm going to try it one more time to see. The flavor was great I love the cream cheese with the nuts. I wish it was more creamy :(

  • mollymariecate
    Jun 19, 2013

    This is a fantastic recipe. Easy to follow, light and fluffy, and best of all it tastes great! The nuts and cream cheese add just the right balance to all the fluffiness. Definitely a keeper!

  • dieter's mom
    Jan 6, 2011

    I've made this recipe several times & am always left with an empty dish (darn). I use light cream cheese, sugar free jello & unsweetened pineapple. I omit the walnuts as I don't care for them (cook's perogative). I was wondering how this would work with lemon jello?

  • Karli Gorsline
    Jan 3, 2011

    I have made this recipe a couple times a month for several years. I always use 20 oz. of pineapple though, sugar-free jello, reduced-fat cream cheese & lite whipped topping. The whole family loves it.

  • DakotaCook
    Apr 24, 2010

    This was great! I made a double batch for Easter dinner and everyone loved it!