Friday, December 07, 2012

Fluffy Lime Salad

I'm not sure where I got this recipe, but I do know that it is fabulous.  Yummy, sweet, and green, perfect for your holiday table!  (And because it uses gelatin, it is make ahead, perfect for those busy Christmas dinners when the kitchen is crowded with dishes being prepared or heated up.)

Fluffy Lime Salad

1 can (8 oz.) crushed pineapple
1 pkg. (3 oz.) lime gelatin
3 tablespoons water
1 pkg. (8oz.) cream cheese, softened
½ cup peanuts
1 cup mini marshmallows
1 container (8 oz.) whipped topping (like Cool Whip)

Drain pineapple, reserving juice; set pineapple aside. In a small saucepan, combine gelatin, water and reserved pineapple juice. Cook and stir over low heat until gelatin is dissolved. Refrigerate until syrupy, about 20-30 minutes.

In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese until fluffy. Mix in gelatin mixture until smooth and well mixed. Stir in peanuts, marshmallows, and reserved pineapple. Fold in whipped topping. transfer to clean serving bowl if desired. Cover and refrigerate until set, about 2 hours.

Yield: 10-12 servings

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