Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Carrot & Pineapple Jell-O Salad


NOTE: I learned to make this Jell-0 salad from your grandmother Munroe (mymother).  Jell-0 salads were very popular when I was growing up andthis was the one she always made for Thanksgiving.   I made the changeto cranberry when Jell-0 began producing a cranberry flavor. When itbecame unavailable, I simply started using cranberry juice in placeof the cold water called for in making Jell-0.

1   large (6-oz.) or 2 small (3-oz.) boxes of orange Jell-O
1   cup shredded carrots(approximate measure)
1   cup crushed pineapple,drained (more if you like)
1   cups cranberry juice (use in place of cold water in mixing the Jell-O)
1   tablespoon applecider vinegar
1   teaspoon salt

Dissolve Jell-O in 1 ¾cups boiling water. Add the cranberry juice, vinegar, and salt. Stir in the carrots and pineapple. Chill until set.

NOTE:At other times of the year, I make this salad using cold waterinstead of cranberry juice. Another variation would be to combineorange and lemon Jell-O. Sometimes, I use pineapple chunks ortidbits, drained. I used the juice as part of the cold water to beadded.  Being diabetic, Dad and I now substitute sugar free Jell-O and use "Diet Ocean Spray Cranberry Juice."

1 comment:

  1. I'm not sure sure about the whole cranberry variation thing, but I'll try it. You know, because you're making it. :P