Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Lime Jello Salad

This lime salad is worthy of your attention...the photo does not do it justice but trust me on this one, it is a tasty little salad that would be perfect for a ladies spring luncheon.
I modified a recipe from Taste Of The South Magazine as follows:

1/2 cup sliced red grapes
1 cup boiling water
1 3oz. package of lime gelatin
1 cup sparkling grape juice
4 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup Cool Whip, thawed

Lightly coat 6 1/2 cup molds with cooking spray (I used a decorative pumpkin pan)
Place sliced grapes into bottom of molds
In a medium bowl, combine gelatin & boiling water, stirring until completely dissolved
Add sparkling grape juice
Reserve 1 cup of gelatin mixture at room temperature
Pour remaining jello mixture into prepared molds.
Refrigerate until set, but not firm, about 1 1/2 - 2 hours

In a medium bowl, beat the softened cream cheese and Cool Whip at medium speed with electric mixer
Gradually add the room temperature gelatin, beating until smooth
Pour cream cheese mixture over the set gelatin and return to fridge for about 3 - 4 hours

I did have a little difficulty removing the cute little salads from mold but with a bit of patience they popped out and looked quite nice on a bed of leaf lettuce, garnished with strawberry & mango slices.

A silicone mold would probably be perfect for this salad!

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