Dessert Salad Recipes

Find old-fashioned favorites like ambrosia, Watergate salad, strawberry pretzel salad, and other cool and creamy dessert salads.

Staff Picks

Orange Buttermilk Salad

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A refreshing chilled salad with orange gelatin, pineapple, buttermilk, and whipped topping.

Fish Egg Salad

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This is a delightfully light gelatin dessert with small pearls of tapioca mixed in. You may use any flavor of gelatin mix that you like, and even stir in your favorite fruit when you fold in the whipped cream.

Sea Foam Salad

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A light Jell-O salad, great for summer barbecues or with Christmas dinner!

Bing Cherry Congealed Salad

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A creamy Bing cherry gelatin salad.

Orange Sherbet Salad II

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This is one of those great recipes that my Grandma's buddies used to make at our church functions, and that we always looked forward to.

Rainbow Salad

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This gelatin salad recipe is so pretty in a glass cake pan!

Carrot Gelatin Salad

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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!

Cottage Cheese Fluff

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Low-fat cottage cheese is mixed with Cool Whip Lite® and dry sugar-free gelatin to create a delightful dessert. You can use any flavor Jell-O; I prefer lemon or orange.

Strawberry Pretzel Salad

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It is a dessert, but isn't too sweet, nor too salty. It is really pretty when you put it in a clear ovenproof dish.

Watergate Salad

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This chilly delight is an American classic.

Judy's Strawberry Pretzel Salad

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This three-layer salad includes a pretzel crust, cream cheese center, and strawberry top.

Orange Gelatin Salad

Rating: Unrated
This is an easy fruit salad recipe and people always ask for it.

Inspiration and Ideas

Raspberry-Mandarin Whip

"Delicious with less sugar. I take it out of the freezer an hour before serving to prevent 'brain freeze'! Our guests loved the flavour combination." – lvbeingagrandma

Lemon Pretzel Salad with Mango and Kiwi

"One of my favorite recipes to make. It never lasts long!" – Tam68

Fun Finger Gelatin

Rating: Unrated

This is the best finger gelatin recipe. I've been making it for many years. It's simple to make, and kids love it! You can be very creative for parties or events by using cookie cutters to cut the gelatin. Enjoy! Use your favorite flavor of gelatin mix.