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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 strawberries, thawed
  • 1 can (8-1/4 ounces) crushed pineapple, undrained
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • Leaf lettuce and fresh strawberries, optional


  • 1. In a bowl, dissolve gelatin in water. Add strawberries and pineapple. Strain, reserving liquid and fruit. Set aside 1 cup of the liquid at room temperature. Pour fruit and remaining liquid into a 5-cup mold or 9-in. square pan that has been coated with cooking spray. Cover and refrigerate until set, about 1 hour. Whisk sour cream and reserved liquid; pour over top. Cover and refrigerate until set. 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.

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Reviewed Apr. 7, 2015

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

Reviewed Feb. 28, 2015 Edited Dec. 29, 2016

"This jello salad is very good. It's festive for the holidays. I also added 2 bananas, sliced thin in with the pineapple and strawberries.."

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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