Carrot and Pineapple Salad


This morning I made one of the few Jello salads I still make. We all like it in the summer and I will use it as a side with cold cuts, rolls and some baked beans for supper tonight. There are a bunch of recipes out for Carrot, Pineapple Jello Salad. I used just one box of jello as I wanted to use it up tonight.
This can be put in a ring mold, individual molds, or spooned out of the bowl. Depending on how fancy you want to get. Some Mayo mixed with a small amount of the pineapple juice makes a nice topping and it looks pretty served on lettuce leaves. The great thing is how easy it goes together. I grate the carrots in my food processor. Makes it much easier to do.
Carrot and Pineapple Salad
1 three ounce box of Orange Jello
1 eight ounce can crushed pineapple
3/4 to 1 cup grated carrots
1 cup boiling water
Drained pineapple juice and water to make one cup
Dissolve a 3oz. box Orange Jello in one cup of boiling water
Drain pineapple, save juice.
Add enough cold water to the juice to make one cup and stir into jello mixture
Let cool while you grate carrots. I used about 10 of the mini carrots.
Stir carrots and pineapple into Jello and pour into molds or dish. Let set.
This will take awhile, so be sure to do it in the morning for supper.

16 comments:

  1. I like the idea of mixing some mayo with pineapple juice for topping - wish I'd thought of that!

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  2. Mmm, can we come and live with you?
    We've only just driven through Iowa but I think we could adjust...

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  3. Sue, I grew up on this salad, though haven't made it for years...but will make this summer, thanks for posting it!

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  4. Thanks for posting this. We lost my Grandmother just a couple of years ago (she was 93) and she often made this for bbq's and picnics. As I am getting ready for a bbq wedding shower for my sister this weekend, I thought I'd make this so Grandma could "be" with us. Turns out, this was the only recipe I didn't ask her for! Thank you so much for helping keep her memory alive.

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  5. What a nice way to remember your Grandmother. So glad we had the recipe and were able to help you have Grandmother there for your Celebration.

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  6. I've been trying to find the mayo pineapple topping for years since my grandma passed..how do you make it?!?

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    1. Emmy, I just use a good brand of Mayo and stir in some pineapple juice from the can of pineapple to taste.
      Just depends on how pineapple you want it to taste and do not thin it too much. Hope that is close to what
      your Grandma did.

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    2. Emmy, You can add some whipped cream to this also but we always just added the juice and maybe some heavy cream not whipped.

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  7. This mold was always on our holiday dinner tables. My mom always added some shaved almonds to the mold. It really added some nice crunch. Just an idea…

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    1. I think it was on many Holiday tables going by the hits this post has gotten. Isn't it nice to bring back some fond memories.

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  8. Will this recipe completely fill a jello mold? I'm going to make it for thanksgiving as did my grandmother and my mom. Thanks for this sweet memory of them both.

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    1. Debbie, depends on the size of your mold. Measure how many cups of liquid the mold holds. This is just a cup of liquid and the carrots and pineapple don't take up a lot of room. I would say no more than two cups or 1 3/4 cups. However it is easily doubled.
      I make it for Thanksgiving and Christmas for the same reason. Happy Holiday Season to you.

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  9. Will this recipe completely fill a jello mold? I'm going to make this for thanksgiving dinner as did my grandmother and my mom. Thanks for the sweet memories of them both.

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  10. Is it a cup of boiling water plus another cup of water/juice?

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    1. Yes, one cup boiling water and another cup of water and juice which is cold or room temperature.
      Hope this makes it clearer for you.

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    2. Happy to make this again...forgotten about this, taking to a potluck tonight at my weight loss group!

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