Recipe By Anonymous
Published Dec 12th
Prep - Cook - Additional - Ready In -
Servings 8 servings Calories 129.2

My mom used to serve this every Christmas on a bed of lettuce, crispy iceberg, and surrounded with green and red grapes. Pecans can be substituted for walnuts.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 (6 ounce) package lime flavored Jell-O® mix
  • ¾ cup boiling water
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup cold water
  • 1 cup shredded cabbage
  • ½ cup grated carrots
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Dissolve gelatin mix in boiling water. Stir in salt. Stir in cold water. Chill until slightly thickened.
  2. 2 Fold cabbage, carrots, and nuts into thickened gelatin. Pour mixture into an 8 inch mold that has been sprayed with a non-stick spray. Chill until firm.
  3. 3 Set mold in a sink of hot water for a few seconds when ready to unmold. Place serving plate on top of mold, and turn over. Lift off mold.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 129.2
  • Carbohydrate 20.3 g
  • Fat 4.8 g
  • Fiber 0.9 g
  • Protein 3.2 g
  • Saturated Fat 0.5 g
  • Sodium 174.6 mg
  • Sugar 18.9 g

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  1. My mom's variation added some crushed pineapple. You then add the pineapple juice to sotened cream cheese to make a creamy dressing for the salad. Delicious!
  2. Sorry but this just didn't do it for me and I love Lime Jello. The cabbage was bland and felt like a mouthful when the jello was gone. We did use pecans instead of walnuts and they were the best part of the dish. I will say it does look great.
  3. Pretty good base you can put in what ever you like vegatable fruit nuts. I've tried zuccinni pineapple almonds. and it was very good.Used miracle whip for a topping on the side
  4. I logged online yesterday to find a recipe using cabbage (it's in season and super cheap so I have a ton of it). I chuckled when I saw this one as its something I've been eating for years but without all the extra stuff...I'd just eat the shredded cabbage and jello which I love. Last - Read more ...
  5. I have eaten this since I was little. I am 35 now and still enjoy it. Try it with a spoonful of miracle whip on top. May sound weird but very tasty! I promise.
  6. I have eaten this ever since I can remember but we knew it as "perfection salad". My mother made without the nuts. It was made in a 9x13 glass baking pan and served a topping of mayonaise which really adds to its delicious combination.
  7. I love this! I've been making this for about 22 years now. I make it for all the holidays. And the family loves it. Now have 5 grandchildren and they want Nana's jello salad.
  8. I've been hunting for this recipe for a while an elderly friend used to bring something similar to potlucks. It is a little unusual but quite refreshing. I prefer it without the walnuts. It is also interesting to add tiny shrimp to it along with the cabbage and carrot. Sounds odd but it's a pretty - Read more ...
  9. Well I didn't give this a five star just because I have a hard time chewing the raw veggies. That's just me though! My grandma made this recipe almost every holiday. It is a beautiful dish and deserves the four stars just for appearance. But I personally prefer my veggies and jello separate!: )