Thursday, November 12, 2009

Holiday Ribbon Jell-O Salad


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Layers of red and green make this festive salad a favorite during the Christmas season.! While this Salad is absolutely beautiful, it does take a bit of time!!

Holiday jello

Holiday Ribbon Jell-O Salad

  • 12-15 Servings
  • Prep: 40 min. + chilling


  • 2 packages (3 ounces each) lime gelatin
  • 5 cups boiling water, divided
  • 4 cups cold water, divided
  • 1 package (3 ounces) lemon gelatin
  • 1/2 cup miniature marshmallows
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 can (8 ounces) crushed pineapple, undrained
  • 2 packages (3 ounces each) cherry gelatin


  • In a bowl, dissolve lime gelatin in 2 cups boiling water. Add 2 cups cold water; stir. Pour into a 13-in. x 9-in. dish; refrigerate until set, about 1 hour.
  • In a bowl, dissolve lemon gelatin in 1 cup boiling water. Stir in marshmallows until melted. Cool for 20 minutes. In a small bowl, beat cream cheese and mayonnaise until smooth. Gradually beat in lemon gelatin. Stir in pineapple. Carefully spoon over the lime layer. Chill until set.
  • Dissolve cherry gelatin in 2 cups boiling water. Add the remaining cold water; stir. Spoon over the lemon layer. Refrigerate overnight. Cut into squares. Yield: 12-15 servings.

Nutrition Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 236 calories, 17 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 22 mg cholesterol, 164 mg sodium, 19 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 3 g protein.

Holiday Ribbon Gelatin published in Taste of Home December/January 2003, p37


Carefully Add Layers

When making a layered gelatin salad, it's helpful to gently spoon (rather than pour) each layer onto the previous layer of gelatin so it doesn't break through the other layers. —Janet Biersach, Mauston, Wisconsin

This recipe is courtesy of Holiday Ribbon Gelatin Recipe | Taste of Home Recipes

This picture if of my son actually digging into this salad before dinner (LOL) So if you think your kids won’t like it, think again!!



blueviolet said...

I love a layered salad for Christmas. I did that last year and it went over big time!

Sares said...

It looks like your son is having lots of fun digging into the holiday cheer! Thanks for sharing your pretty and tasty recipe!

CC said...

It looks not only very pretty, but yummy as well. I will certainly try this one. Thank you for sharing..

Loretta said...

What a very pretty and festive recipe!

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

What a pretty and festive salad for Christmas! It sure looks like your little guy is enjoying it!! Thank you for sharing it with us and have a wonderful weekend.


Stayathomemommy said...

What a great recipe! I also think it is adorable for the holiday season! I love anything with cream cheese in it! Thanks for joining the recipe swap!

Ana said...

Hi LT,
I bet this recipe is not only delicious but pretty to look at too. Unfortunately none of your pictures came up when I was visiting. Anyway, thanks for sharing your recipe. Have a wonderful weekend.


Micki said...

Now this one I will try as I love jello...Your son really did look happy!

Anonymous said...

Hello L.T., thanks for stopping by my neck of the woods. I love your jello salad. It is sure festive looking for the Holidays. Notice I didn't dare put the caloric values or disvalues (my word) on my Sausage balls recipe. But once a year, we might get by. I like your blog. Come again dear girl and lets enjoy the season together.

Deb said...

very festive recipe..I love jello...thank you for stopping by...hope you come back your blog

laurel said...


mom2anutball said...

I've been wanting to try something like this for the last two years at Christmas and still have yet too! This one looks and sounds yummy! Thanks for sharing, my daughter will love it!
Oh and Your beautiful too!!!