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Simple Lime Gelatin Salad Recipe

Simple Lime Gelatin Salad Recipe

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
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling YIELD:10 servings


  • 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.

Recipe Note

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.
  • 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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    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."

    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!"

    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."

    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."

    [email protected] User ID: 856120 221959
    Reviewed Mar. 4, 2015

    "Very easy and grandkids loved it"

    Queenlalisa User ID: 15400 165122
    Reviewed Mar. 19, 2014

    "Very light smooth and creamy! I really liked it. I didn't use a mold. I just put it in a bowl and we dipped it out."

    tchr90 User ID: 2795278 150951
    Reviewed Nov. 6, 2010

    "I have not made this yet, however my Mom did and it was excellent! I had to have the recipe so I can make it too!! (The only thing she did different is to use sugar-free gelatin and sugar-free whipped topping since we both need to watch our sugar.)"

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