Old-fashioned carrot salad made with lemon Jell-O and pineapple. Grandma didn't specify the amount of carrots. You probably can't use too much!

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large bowl, prepare the lemon gelatin according to package directions using reserved pineapple juice in place of some of the water. Refrigerate until thickened, about 1 hour.

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  • When the gelatin has thickened, stir in pineapple and shredded carrot. Cover and refrigerate until set, at least 4 hours.

Nutrition Facts

133.1 calories; 2.5 g protein; 32.6 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 140.1 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
11/19/2008
I love this salad and have been making it for years!! It is great if you are on a diet and use sugar-free jello. Substituting orange jello for lemon is my favorite. I also mix all the ingredients together at the same time (not chilling the jello then adding the pineapple and carrots. Do not use store bought shredded carrots. Shred them yourself on a grater (better texture than in a food processor). Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/12/2008
My carrots turned somewhat brown. Taste and texture were awful. Not to my liking. Sorry. Read More
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39 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 31
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
11/19/2008
I love this salad and have been making it for years!! It is great if you are on a diet and use sugar-free jello. Substituting orange jello for lemon is my favorite. I also mix all the ingredients together at the same time (not chilling the jello then adding the pineapple and carrots. Do not use store bought shredded carrots. Shred them yourself on a grater (better texture than in a food processor). Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/19/2008
I love this salad and have been making it for years!! It is great if you are on a diet and use sugar-free jello. Substituting orange jello for lemon is my favorite. I also mix all the ingredients together at the same time (not chilling the jello then adding the pineapple and carrots. Do not use store bought shredded carrots. Shred them yourself on a grater (better texture than in a food processor). Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/02/2004
This is very similar to a recipe my mother always made called "Perfection Salad." She learned it in home ec class in the early '40's. She always used lime jello and besides the carrots and pineapple she would sometimes add in some finely chopped celery or some shredded cabbage. One of my favorites from my childhood! Thanks for sharing it Asteng. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/24/2004
Great recipe. Super easy. My Grandma always uses orange jello. This is always a holiday favorite as the bright color pairs well with other foods. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/20/2005
great salad!!! however I do like better when made with lime jello. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/10/2004
VERY good! Mom used to make this and was one of the first things I learned to make. Lost the recipe but found this one. We called it carrot-pineapple salad but the recipie is the same! thanks for sharing it!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/27/2007
GREAT RECIPE. we have also made one similar to this at the nursing home where I am the dietary manager at. Our residents have always called it sunshine salad. Isn't amazing all the different names that this has Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/13/2007
This was a holiday favorite at Grandma's house! Grandma also sometimes added some shredded cabbage if she had some. Great way to get the kids to eat their veggies. Please pass the lemon jello:). I give this recipe 10 stars for nostalgia! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/26/2008
My mother always used lime jello but all I had was orange this time so I added orange soda for the cold liquid and after it thickened I whipped it with my mixer. Then folded in grated carrots and finely sliced celery. It's great! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/26/2006
Oh yes I remember mom making this salad back in the day. She called it Complexion Salad - said that it was great for your skin! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/12/2008
My carrots turned somewhat brown. Taste and texture were awful. Not to my liking. Sorry. Read More
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