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Aunt Mabel's Molded Avocado Salad with Toasted Pecans

Rated as 3.67 out of 5 Stars

"This recipe has been in my husband's family for several generations. His aunt gave it to me when we were married 45 years ago. Everyone loves it."
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1 h 20 m servings 669
Original recipe yields 6 servings


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  1. In a medium bowl, dissolve the gelatin in the boiling water. In another bowl, mix together cream cheese, celery, avocado, 1/2 cup mayonnaise, and salt. Mix in onion juice, if using. Gradually stir in the gelatin mixture. Pour into an 11x7 inch glass baking dish, and refrigerate until set.
  2. Cut the gelatin salad into squares, and serve each square on top of a leaf of butter lettuce. Make the salad dressing by mixing the 1/2 cup mayonnaise with confectioners' sugar and lemon juice to taste. Drizzle dressing over squares, and garnish with toasted pecans.


  • To toast pecans
  • Place raw pecan halves on baking dish. Dot with Butter and sprinkle generously with salt. Bake at 250 degrees F (120 degrees C) for 1/2 hour, stirring occasionally. Drain thoroughly on paper towels.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 669 calories; 56.7 38.1 7.9 55 652 Full nutrition

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People who liked this had 2nd helpings, but others didn't even finish their 1st helping and thought it had a "funny" taste (because of the avacado)and just pushed it around their plates. Mixed r...

Added abit more onion!

I liked it, Mom loved it, Husband thought it was okay. The texture is creamy, the flavor is sweet lime, not overly sweet so it can be a salad or as mom says a dessert. The dressing is something ...