Thanksgiving Day Salad

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A time-honored Thanksgiving salad that's at our table every year. Sweet and slightly tart, it is a colorful addition to any feast.

1
Prep Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
8 hrs
Total Time:
8 hrs 15 mins
Servings:
20
Yield:
10 cups

Ingredients

  • 2 cups water

  • 1 (6 ounce) package strawberry flavored Jell-O® mix

  • 1 (10 ounce) package frozen strawberries, thawed

  • 1 (16 ounce) can whole cranberry sauce

  • ½ cup chopped pecans

  • 8 leaves lettuce

  • 1 (3 ounce) package cream cheese, softened

  • 1 cup sour cream

  • cup white sugar

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

Directions

  1. Boil the water and combine with the strawberry flavored gelatin mix in a medium bowl. Mix in the strawberries, cranberry sauce and pecans. Transfer to a 2 quart mold. Chill in the refrigerator 6 to 8 hours, or overnight.

  2. Place the molded gelatin mixture on a serving plate and surround the base with lettuce leaves.

  3. In a medium bowl, mix the cream cheese, sour cream, sugar and lemon juice with an electric mixer until well blended. Use this mixture as a topping for each serving of salad.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

139 Calories
6g Fat
21g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 20
Calories 139
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 59mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 8%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 17g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 6mg 32%
Calcium 22mg 2%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 59mg 1%

* 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.