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Red, White 'n' Blue Salad Recipe

Red, White 'n' Blue Salad Recipe

Our striking "flag" salad drew plenty of attention at our Independence Day party. The shimmering stripes are formed with distinctive gelatin layers. It makes you want to salute before spooning some up! —Laurie Neverman, Green Bay, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling YIELD:16 servings


  • 1 package (3 ounces) berry blue gelatin
  • 2 cups boiling water, divided
  • 2-1/2 cups cold water, divided
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1 envelope unflavored gelatin
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 6 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 cups (16 ounces) sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 package (3 ounces) raspberry gelatin
  • 1 cup fresh raspberries
  • Whipped topping and additional berries, optional


  • 1. Dissolve berry blue gelatin in 1 cup boiling water; stir in 1 cup cold water. Add blueberries. Pour into a 3-qt. serving bowl. Refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour.
  • 2. In a saucepan, sprinkle unflavored gelatin over 1/2 cup cold water; let stand for 1 minute. Add cream and sugar; cook and stir over low heat until dissolved. Cool to room temperature. Whisk in sour cream and vanilla. Spoon over blue layer. Refrigerate until firm.
  • 3. Dissolve raspberry gelatin in remaining hot water; stir in remaining cold water. Add raspberries. Spoon over cream layer. Chill until set. Top with whipped topping and berries if desired. Yield: 16 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving: 179 calories, 11g fat (7g saturated fat), 40mg cholesterol, 46mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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lauripobanz User ID: 33298 268258
Reviewed Jun. 22, 2017

"I've been making this for years, a true family favorite! I do cut the white layer in half as my family didn't care for so much, and have subbed plain or vanilla yogurt for the sour cream. Greek yogurt works well."

peanutsnona76 User ID: 8027573 266246
Reviewed May. 23, 2017

"Family favorite for many years! Sometimes I double layer amounts, allowing extra cooling time in between each. Have also switched out flavors/colors of gelatines, used different berries- every variation has been well received. 4th of July parties wouldn't be the same without it! Thank you for this lovely recipe!"

Angel182009 User ID: 6228642 250255
Reviewed Jul. 10, 2016

"I was intimated to try this at first because of how pretty it looked but I'm glad I took a chance on it. Very easy to put together and very satisfying."

bicktasw User ID: 4201818 250114
Reviewed Jul. 5, 2016 Edited Jul. 7, 2016

"What a wonderful recipe!!! My niece, Missy, made this for her 4th of July picnic and it was delicious! I must admit that I am not a big fan of Jello, but this salad was delicious! Fruity .... light ...... creamy. Just delicious! I think, for my taste, I would add a little more sugar to the white layer ..... all in all, though .....very tasty!!

I'm thinking this could be used for other holidays ..... red (strawberry or raspberry), white and green (lime) for Christmas??? Purple (is there grape flavored Jello??), white and yellow (lemon or pineapple??) for Easter ....... Orange, white and purple for Halloween.... maybe add gummy worms or gummy eyeballs for Halloween??? Possibilties are endless!!"

aug2295 User ID: 4631582 250054
Reviewed Jul. 4, 2016

"This was a particular hit with the kids but everyone liked it. I used disposable clear cups and made individual servings."

Amandalovestocook User ID: 8887595 250027
Reviewed Jul. 3, 2016

"I thought it was very simple, next time i will increase the red layer, and make the blue jello the quick set method as the boiling water was in my opinion too hot at first to get it to set in 1 hr. The freezer helped though. Overall great recipe"

abreendre User ID: 1799143 228349
Reviewed Jun. 22, 2015

"Came together easily and everyone loved it. A cut above the typical gelatin salad with the added fresh fruit."

Grannycakes5 User ID: 6622261 227081
Reviewed May. 28, 2015

"This recipe is always requested for the holidays. It is wonderful. I don't eat gelatin salads except for this one. This dish is a family favorite."

Mary K T User ID: 5562743 79506
Reviewed Aug. 30, 2014

"This is one of the best jello's I have made. Even my husband liked it and he does not even like jello. Great mix of fruit and flavor!"

Feen User ID: 1925557 85356
Reviewed Jul. 5, 2014

"This tasted good, but I had trouble with the white layer. I followed the directions to a T but it didn't set up properly. Even after a night in the fridge it was still not quite set. Disappointing, but I will try again.. would be nice in red and green for Christmas."

parnacotta User ID: 4745811 36105
Reviewed Jul. 30, 2013

"This jello salad was both delicious and impressive! We used strawberries instead of raspberries and it turned out fabulous!"

JGa2595176 User ID: 496732 62771
Reviewed Jul. 1, 2013

"Really enjoyed making and serving this dish. So pretty and patriotic in the trifle dish! Refreshing, fun and different. A keeper!"

wingsgirl02 User ID: 3820770 79504
Reviewed Jun. 30, 2013

"This is a great go-to recipe when you need something to bring along. I've always gotten rave reviews; the middle layer is especially delicious. This is a fun recipe to switch up for any occasion, St. Patricks Day, etc. I just try not to mix gelatin types, citrus, berry, etc."

foodymama User ID: 1409839 134708
Reviewed Jun. 17, 2013

"I have made this for the Fourth of July ever since the recipe came out in TOH originally. I use a 9 x 13 glass Pyrex dish, which makes the layers very thin, but it's easier to transport and serve. I like to use a few more berries than indicated."

nshar User ID: 2203045 86588
Reviewed May. 28, 2013 Edited Jan. 22, 2016

"This is SO-o good ! Have made it a few times. Each layer has its own flavor and all good. Mine seem to take longer to set. ?"

kate1057 User ID: 6760821 129515
Reviewed Jul. 21, 2012

"My family absolutely loved this! Instead of 2 cups sour cream; I used 1 cup plain greek yogurt and 1 cup sour was still delicious."

MnJsMom1421 User ID: 5834193 112886
Reviewed Feb. 1, 2012

"This was a HUGE hit at 2 parties I attended over the summer. Not a single bit of it left. I had to subsitute the raspberry for strawberry and it was fabulous all the same"

soopercooper User ID: 3560685 53059
Reviewed Aug. 11, 2011

"I've been making this recipe for years. It was in a TOH cookbook my aunt gave me back in 1997. It is always a festive hit. Tip - Do not use fat free sour cream. I tried once and the middle layer would not set up."

lunchladybarb User ID: 4215932 112874
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2010

"This is a delicious salad, however if you want the layers to be as thick as the picture shows you need to double the recipe otherwise they are about 1/2 inch thick layers and does not fill the bowl as shown. It is delicious though...I have also made the mistake of using just whipping cream and not the "heavy" whipping cream and it still jelled and worked fine...I have made this recipe for Christmas doing Red, White, and Red and it was still delicious...could of done Red, White and Green, however I just don't care for Lime make it and enjoy it...many, many compliments, absolutely delicious! Also make sure your layers are very firm before doing the next layer or they will run together, time consuming but worth it the time for this salad, or dessert! Delicious!!"

billliej User ID: 2157991 86587
Reviewed Jul. 9, 2010

"I made for family on the 4th and everyone loved it. It was very light and refreshing on a hot day. I will definitely make it again."

BNordvall User ID: 1546344 62769
Reviewed Jun. 4, 2010

"I make this every year for the 4th of July family picnic-wouldn't dare show up without it! Last year, raspberries were really expensive, so I substituted strawberries and strawberry gelatin. I've also made just the white mixture and layered it with fruit into individual parfait cups."

btlist User ID: 3534950 109635
Reviewed Jun. 1, 2010

"i made this for a picnic and i can't begin to tell you how much everybody loved it. i'm not a very good cook, but it's very easy to make, just be sure to allow plenty of time for cooling between layers. it tastes as fantastic as it looks!"

Monarchsmomma User ID: 1811632 112873
Reviewed Jul. 5, 2009

"Make sure to let the raspberry jello cool a little (15-20 minutes) before spooning over cream layer. I had a few white spots in the raspberry layer because the jello was too hot. Still pretty and great tasting!"

Laura2009 User ID: 1897214 57106
Reviewed Jun. 3, 2009 Edited Jan. 22, 2016

"I made this for a July 4th celebration and it looked just like the photo and was delicious. I'll definately make again."

lauripobanz User ID: 33298 204997
Reviewed May. 25, 2009 Edited Jun. 22, 2017

"I have made this several times and it is very good. I do cut the white layer in half as my family likes it better that way."

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