Monday, November 25, 2019

Sunshine (or Sunset) Salad -Lemon Jello Salad with Carrots and Pineapple

I have a secret to share... While I had never had one (that I can recall), I've always been intrigued by Jello Salads. And more than once I've carried around vintage Tupperware molds at the thrifts stores only to put them back on the shelf. Well folks, as soon as I saw this pretty Sunshine Salad I ran right out and bought the ingredients. I have to say this is a beautiful, perky, mildly lemon Jello flavored ~jiggly~ side dish! So if you're headed to a holiday meal, already know all the usual sides will be there, and don't know what to bring... Might I suggest we bring back the retro idea of Jello salads! I can promise you one thing, it's sure to be a conversation starter:@)

I made half of the recipe in a little 3 cup bundt pan, and it fit perfectly. 
I also like that amount for a smaller crowd. 
A half recipe cost less than $2 (and that was using Jello brand gelatin).

Found this old ad on Vintage Recipes... Gotta love the internet folks:@)

Oh, and, if you're wondering what to do with some of those holiday leftovers...
Ha-Just sayin'...

Sunshine Salad -from Simply Recipes
2 (3oz) boxes lemon flavored Jello
pinch of salt
2 C boiling water
1 C ice water
9 oz can crushed pineapple, with juice-I used a kitchen scale for 4.5 oz
1 tsp lemon juice or white vinegar-I used lemon juice
2 C shredded carrot
  1. Mix Jello, salt and boiling water, stir until dissolved.
  2. Add ice water, pineapple and lemon juice/vinegar. Stir well.
  3. Place in refrigerator until partially set. Approximately 40 minutes.
  4. Gently fold carrots into Jello.
  5. Lightly spray mold with cooking spray and pour Jello into mold. I gave it a few good shakes and tapped in on the counter a couple times.
  6. Place mold in refrigerator until fully set, at least 4-5 hours or overnight.
  7. To unmold, place pan in warm water for a minute or two, dry a bit, then turn upside down onto serving plate.
  8. Chill covered until serving.
Happy Thanksgiving Week Everyone-
As the folks at Jello would say, let's put a little bounce on your plate:@)

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  1. Happy Thanksgiving week to you Lynn! Love a little jello on my plate.

  2. My late Aunt Nancy always made a Perfection Salad, which was very similar to your Sunshine Salad, but had olives in it, too. I like your idea of making half a recipe. A little retro is always fun. Happy Thanksgiving week, Lynn!

  3. Oh this is so pretty! Happy Thanksgiving Lynn!

  4. So pretty and retro Lynn! I have to admit I cringed over the ad beneath it for Use-up-your-leftovers-in-a-Jell-O-Salad. ;) Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family ♥

  5. I love some of those old recipes! I've got a few LIFE magazines from the 50's that have some unique recipes in them. Thanks for sharing with us at the Creative Muster. Looking forward to seeing what you’ll be sharing next week. Pinned!
    Robin 🦃


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