Rating: 3.67 stars
3 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 0
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

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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prep:
20 mins
additional:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 20 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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

669 calories; protein 7.9g; carbohydrates 38.1g; fat 56.7g; cholesterol 55mg; sodium 652.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (3)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
11/21/2008
Added abit more onion! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/07/2003
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 review totally. Read More
(15)
3 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 0
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 3 stars
03/06/2003
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 review totally. Read More
(15)
Rating: 4 stars
11/20/2008
Added abit more onion! Read More
(6)
Rating: 4 stars
12/10/2012
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 I can live without but it does go well with the jello mold. I loved the texture so smooth and creamy. Read More
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