Simple Lime Gelatin Salad Recipe

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Simple Lime Gelatin Salad Recipe
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Simple Lime Gelatin Salad Recipe

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4.5 13 12
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Looking for a festive dish to light up the buffet? This pretty green gelatin salad is eye-catching and has a delightful, tangy flavor. —Cyndi Fynaardt, Oskaloosa, Iowa
MAKES:
10 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES:
10 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 2 packages (3 ounces each) lime gelatin
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 1 quart lime sherbet
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed

Directions

In a large bowl, dissolve gelatin in boiling water. Beat in sherbet until melted. Add whipped topping; beat well.
Pour into an 8-cup ring mold coated with cooking spray. Refrigerate for 4 hours or until set. Unmold onto a serving platter. Yield: 10 servings.

Test Kitchen Tips
  • To help gelatin slip seamlessly out of the mold, dip the mold in warm water for about 10 seconds before inverting it onto a serving platter.
  • This recipe can be made in a rainbow of colors and flavors. Try orange, raspberry or pineapple gelatin and matching sherbet.
  • To avoid a lopsided salad, be sure to store it on a level shelf in the refrigerator.
  • Originally published as Lime Gelatin Salad in Country December/January 2010, p49

    Nutritional Facts

    1 slice: 210 calories, 5g fat (4g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 66mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (32g sugars, 2g fiber), 2g protein.

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    • 2 packages (3 ounces each) lime gelatin
    • 2 cups boiling water
    • 1 quart lime sherbet
    • 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
    1. In a large bowl, dissolve gelatin in boiling water. Beat in sherbet until melted. Add whipped topping; beat well.
    2. Pour into an 8-cup ring mold coated with cooking spray. Refrigerate for 4 hours or until set. Unmold onto a serving platter. Yield: 10 servings.

    Test Kitchen Tips
  • To help gelatin slip seamlessly out of the mold, dip the mold in warm water for about 10 seconds before inverting it onto a serving platter.
  • This recipe can be made in a rainbow of colors and flavors. Try orange, raspberry or pineapple gelatin and matching sherbet.
  • To avoid a lopsided salad, be sure to store it on a level shelf in the refrigerator.
  • Originally published as Lime Gelatin Salad in Country December/January 2010, p49

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    mem2094 User ID: 6443870 286086
    Reviewed Apr. 3, 2018

    "I made this with orange Jello, orange sherbet and Cool Whip. I put it in the fridge for 24 hours but it didn't set well at all. Like another reviewer, mine became a blob on the plate, but it tasted really good! I argued with my mom about using Jello vs. gelatin. Was I supposed to use gelatin or could I use Jello for this recipe? I told my mom that gelatin doesn't come in flavors, she had a box of unflavored gelatin and said that was what I should have used but I told her that Jello would be fine and that Jello is flavored. Please someone answer me so that I can settle this disagreement with my mom. Overall, it tasted great but I wouldn't make it again unless I knew it would stay in mold shape."

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    sematteson User ID: 7467976 285975
    Reviewed Apr. 1, 2018

    "His was terrible! It was too sweet and didn’t set up very well. After 10 min out of the mold and fridge, it started to spread and turn to a thick liquid. VERY DISAPPOINTED!!!!"

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    criskringle User ID: 6427841 285780
    Reviewed Mar. 28, 2018

    "We love jello salads, so please keep them coming! This one is sooo good! I added nuts and marshmellows (small ones) to this. Yummy!"

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    Penny User ID: 4223708 285608
    Reviewed Mar. 25, 2018

    "I love this recipe.....blast from the past....used to make it with orange jello and orange sherbet....wonderful.."

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    Melony User ID: 9336353 278341
    Reviewed Nov. 25, 2017

    "This recipe was easy and oh so good! Big hit. I will be making this for years to come!"

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    [email protected] User ID: 660734 278313
    Reviewed Nov. 25, 2017

    "The name of this recipe should really say "SUPER Lime Jello salad!" In a fit and flurry preparing for Thanksgiving, I realized I didn't have the token Jello offering for the table. I picked this one because it was easy and I had everything for it. I used rainbow sherbert but no matter. Do not despise recipes that look easy, right? My friends LOVED it and so did I. I even tried a version with mango and orange jello. Nothing left. I'll be saving this one for the future in my trusted recipe file. You go, Cyndi! As a Taste of Home Volunteer Field Editor, I heartily endorse this recipe!"

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    071246lm User ID: 825140 241322
    Reviewed Jan. 8, 2016

    "Great recipe! This was quick and easy to assemble and oh, so good! The possibilities and variations with this recipe are endless! I wasn't able to find lime sherbet so I used orange Jell-O and orange sherbet and folded in mandarin oranges. My family often request me to make this salad for "special occasion' dinners; it has become a family favorite."

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    ttfn999 User ID: 7587922 226410
    Reviewed May. 16, 2015

    "quick & easy, and there are myriad ways to vary... raspberry gelatin & frozen raspberries are a nice tweak!"

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    VictoriaElaine User ID: 3422096 223059
    Reviewed Mar. 18, 2015

    "Very tasty - love that it is easy to make & comes together quickly. A great side dish for any holiday meal. Next time I will try it with orange gelatin and sherbet & will add mandarin oranges."

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    menkens User ID: 5877182 222769
    Reviewed Mar. 14, 2015

    "Always a hit wherever I take it -- been making for YEARS! Try adding a can of crushed pineapple (instead of sherbet -- I might try both together though) and you do not need to worry about draining. Also, can add some mini-marshmallows -- be creative."

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