My mom used to serve this every Christmas on a bed of lettuce, crispy iceberg, and surrounded with green and red grapes. Pecans can be substituted for walnuts.

Cathy

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Recipe Summary

Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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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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  • Dissolve gelatin mix in boiling water. Stir in salt. Stir in cold water. Chill until slightly thickened.

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  • Fold cabbage, carrots, and nuts into thickened gelatin. Pour mixture into an 8 inch mold that has been sprayed with a non-stick spray. Chill until firm.

  • Set mold in a sink of hot water for a few seconds when ready to unmold. Place serving plate on top of mold, and turn over. Lift off mold.

Nutrition Facts

129 calories; protein 3.2g; carbohydrates 20.3g; fat 4.8g; sodium 174.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/01/2009
I have eaten this ever since I can remember but we knew it as "perfection salad". My mother made without the nuts. It was made in a 9x13 glass baking pan and served a topping of mayonaise which really adds to its delicious combination. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
08/23/2011
Sorry but this just didn't do it for me and I love Lime Jello. The cabbage was bland and felt like a mouthful when the jello was gone. We did use pecans instead of walnuts and they were the best part of the dish. I will say it does look great. Read More
(10)
18 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
12/31/2008
I have eaten this ever since I can remember but we knew it as "perfection salad". My mother made without the nuts. It was made in a 9x13 glass baking pan and served a topping of mayonaise which really adds to its delicious combination. Read More
(24)
Rating: 5 stars
04/06/2009
I have eaten this since I was little. I am 35 now and still enjoy it. Try it with a spoonful of miracle whip on top. May sound weird but very tasty! I promise. Read More
(16)
Rating: 4 stars
12/18/2009
Pretty good base you can put in what ever you like vegatable fruit nuts. I've tried zuccinni pineapple almonds. and it was very good.Used miracle whip for a topping on the side Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/15/2008
I love this! I've been making this for about 22 years now. I make it for all the holidays. And the family loves it. Now have 5 grandchildren and they want Nana's jello salad. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/19/2005
I've been hunting for this recipe for a while an elderly friend used to bring something similar to potlucks. It is a little unusual but quite refreshing. I prefer it without the walnuts. It is also interesting to add tiny shrimp to it along with the cabbage and carrot. Sounds odd but it's a pretty good salad. Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
08/17/2009
I logged online yesterday to find a recipe using cabbage (it's in season and super cheap so I have a ton of it). I chuckled when I saw this one as its something I've been eating for years but without all the extra stuff...I'd just eat the shredded cabbage and jello which I love. Last night I followed this recipe adding the extra goodies and loved it! Why eat just at holiday time? It's perfect for whenever!! Especially when it's in season!! Read More
(10)
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Rating: 5 stars
11/21/2011
My mom's variation added some crushed pineapple. You then add the pineapple juice to sotened cream cheese to make a creamy dressing for the salad. Delicious! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
08/22/2011
Sorry but this just didn't do it for me and I love Lime Jello. The cabbage was bland and felt like a mouthful when the jello was gone. We did use pecans instead of walnuts and they were the best part of the dish. I will say it does look great. Read More
(10)
Rating: 4 stars
03/15/2004
Well I didn't give this a five star just because I have a hard time chewing the raw veggies. That's just me though! My grandma made this recipe almost every holiday. It is a beautiful dish and deserves the four stars just for appearance. But I personally prefer my veggies and jello separate!: ) Read More
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