Holiday Green Gelatin Salad


This salad has been a family favorite for over four generations, requested every Thanksgiving and Christmas. It is smooth and creamy with the crunch of pecans, and light green in color. It has a very unique flavor, and goes very quickly at our home. Any left over crushed pineapple and cottage cheese make a great snack for kids.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
4 hrs
Total Time:
4 hrs 15 mins
8 servings


  • 1 cup crushed pineapple, drained with juice reserved

  • 1 cup water, or as needed

  • 1 (3 ounce) package lime flavored Jell-O® mix

  • 1 (3 ounce) package lemon flavored Jell-O® mix

  • 1 cup mayonnaise

  • 1 cup canned evaporated milk

  • 1 cup small curd cottage cheese

  • ½ cup coarsely chopped pecans


  1. In a large measuring pitcher, mix reserved pineapple juice and enough water to yield 2 cups. Pour into a pot and bring to a boil. Add the lime and lemon gelatin mixes and stir until completely dissolved.

  2. Stir the mayonnaise and evaporated milk together in a mixing bowl. Stir in the gelatin mixture until completely blended. Mix in the crushed pineapple, cottage cheese, and pecans. Pour the gelatin mixture into a serving bowl. Refrigerate at least 4 hours or overnight.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

414 Calories
31g Fat
29g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 414
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 31g 40%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 24mg 8%
Sodium 410mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 29g 10%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 26g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 4mg 18%
Calcium 111mg 9%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 190mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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