These salads are fun to assemble and a terrific way to get kids to eat fruit. It is so cute, kids will sail them right to the dinner table, where their siblings are sure to reward them with happy waves of applause.—Lee Nelson, Waco, Texas
Total TimePrep: 15 min. + chilling
- 1 package (3 ounces) berry blue gelatin
- 1 cup boiling water
- 1 cup cold water
- 1 can (29 ounces) peach halves, drained
- 4 toothpicks
- 2 thick slices process American cheese
- 2 cups torn lettuce
- Place gelatin in a bowl; add boiling water and stir until gelatin is dissolved. Stir in cold water. Pour gelatin onto four salad plates; refrigerate until firm. For boat, place a peach half, cut side up, in the center of each plate (refrigerate any remaining peaches for another use). Cut cheese slices in half diagonally. For sail, carefully insert a toothpick into the top center of each cheese triangle. Bend cheese slightly; push toothpick through bottom center of cheese. Insert toothpick into edge of peach. Arrange lettuce around plate.
Nutrition Facts1 each: 264 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 7mg cholesterol, 190mg sodium, 61g carbohydrate (57g sugars, 3g fiber), 5g protein.
Originally published as Sailboat Salads in Quick Cooking May/June 2000