Rating: 4.62 stars
21 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 17
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1

A tangy gelatin salad with horseradish to add zip. A tasty addition to a cold lunch on a hot day.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
additional:
4 hrs
total:
4 hrs 15 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, stir together the boiling water, unflavored gelatin, and lime flavored gelatin mix until completely dissolved, about 1 minute. Set aside to cool until slightly thickened. This should take about 1 hour.

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  • In a separate bowl, mix the mayonnaise, cottage cheese, and horseradish with an electric mixer until foamy. Stir in the pineapple, pecans and salt by hand. Fold the thickened gelatin mixture into the pineapple mixture. Pour into molds, and refrigerate until set, at least 2 hours.

  • To release gelatin from molds, dip the mold in hot water for 30 seconds to loosen, then invert onto a serving plate.

Nutrition Facts

534 calories; protein 8.3g; carbohydrates 31.6g; fat 43.8g; cholesterol 19.6mg; sodium 431.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (18)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/04/2003
This is one of the best jello salad's we have eaten. My family beg for it and always chide me for that zippy ingredient(horseradish). I take it to church functions and they always ask for the recipe. I first tasted this delicious salad at a tiny cafe in Henrietta Mo and have since sought the recipe...Thank you June Pelo for sharing. Read More
(24)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
03/15/2007
I like jello salads and was looking for something different. I thought it sounded a little odd but with the good reviews decided to give it a chance. Not good!!! The mayo flavor is too strong and the horseradish is just plain gross. It was not even good enough to suffer through. I ate one serving and threw it out. And I won't even tell you what my husband and children said about it;-) Unless you're actually looking for this recipe don't try it!! Read More
(7)
21 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 17
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
04/04/2003
This is one of the best jello salad's we have eaten. My family beg for it and always chide me for that zippy ingredient(horseradish). I take it to church functions and they always ask for the recipe. I first tasted this delicious salad at a tiny cafe in Henrietta Mo and have since sought the recipe...Thank you June Pelo for sharing. Read More
(24)
Rating: 5 stars
01/29/2006
This is absolutely DELICIOUS! The horseradish is more like a "secret" ingredient. I've been trying lime jello salads for years trying to find the one my mom use to make. I think this is it! Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
01/07/2007
Even after cutting back on the mayo and leaving out the nuts this is still a fabulous salad. Not too sweet and not too savory. Read More
(9)
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Rating: 1 stars
03/15/2007
I like jello salads and was looking for something different. I thought it sounded a little odd but with the good reviews decided to give it a chance. Not good!!! The mayo flavor is too strong and the horseradish is just plain gross. It was not even good enough to suffer through. I ate one serving and threw it out. And I won't even tell you what my husband and children said about it;-) Unless you're actually looking for this recipe don't try it!! Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
11/16/2007
I first had this years and years ago and could have eaten most of it myself. I'm so happy to have found it again. Just try it and I'll bet it will be a favorite for you too. Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
04/14/2009
I can't get over how good this is! You can even make it sugar-free thanks to Splenda. It's a year 'round favorite at our house! I don't change a thing... Read More
(7)
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Rating: 3 stars
05/08/2006
Too much mayo for taste and fat. Kids wouldn't eat maybe if it had been sweeter? Thought I remembered this from childhood but didn't hit the mark. Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
11/10/2006
Very tasty. My children are not fond of any sort of jello salad and would not eat it so I had it every day for a week until it was gone and I did not tire of it. I used ground horseradish from the store not a creamy preparation and it was not too strong. In fact no one could guess the mystery ingredient. Read More
(6)
Rating: 4 stars
07/08/2011
Tasty. I was looking for a recipe like my sister has which has layers. I tried to layer and it tasted good but the texture was off. Read More
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