Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Pineapple and Mandarin Orange Jello Salad

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"This recipe is so easy to put together and is a perfect addition to any potluck or family gathering.  It combines simple ingredients and only takes minutes to make.  If you like orange and pineapple, you will LOVE this recipe!"


1 large (6 ounce) package of orange flavored Jello, unprepared
1 large (16 ounce) container of cottage cheese
1 large (20 ounce) can of crushed pineapple, drained very well
2-(8.25 ounce) or 1-(15 ounce) cans of mandarin oranges, drained very well
1 (8 ounce) container of Cool Whip, thawed
 
Mix together the (dry) orange Jello and the cottage cheese.  Allow to sit for 10 minutes.  Stir in drained pineapple and mandarin oranges.  Fold in Cool Whip.  Refrigerate until serving.  Simple huh? 

18 comments:

  1. It is yummy and so very simple and who doesn't love that! Thanks for commenting!

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  2. these recipes look so good. Can't wait to try. Thanks Gayle

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    1. Thank you Gayle! I hope you try and enjoy them!

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  3. I made this for my family and they loved it! I added miniature marshmallows since my kids love them. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. I'm so glad that you and your family liked it! Thanks so much for letting me know. It means a lot to me!

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  4. We tried it and added a handful of marshmallows and about a 1/3 cup of coconut. YUMMY!

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    1. What a great idea DeDe! Thanks for your comment and for trying my recipe.

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  5. Going to make this one two thanks with love Janice

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    1. This recipe is one of the easiest I've made. I hope you like it as much as My family does. Thanks for visiting Janice!

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  6. Do you have any suggestions for increasing the serving size from 4 to 16 servings? TY IN ADVANCE, MARK

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    1. Mark, if you want 4x the amount of salad my suggestion would be to use 4 times the ingredients- for example use 4 packages of orange jello, 4 containers of cottage cheese; etc. I hope that helps!

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  7. I've also made this with lime jello. It's just as good and makes a nice change sometimes.

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    1. Great idea Carlie! I've never tried it with a different flavored jello, but I bet it's just as delicious. Thanks for your comment. I will have to try your suggestion.

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  8. How far in advance can you make this and how many days do you think it would keep once prepared?

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    1. Hi Lindsey. Thanks for your question. This salad is so easy to put together that we usually mix it up and serve it right away. If you need to prepare it in advance, I would mix all of the ingredients together except the cool whip. Then when you're ready to serve the salad, you can stir in the cool whip that way the salad will be fluffy. We don't usually have a lot of leftovers (because the salad is a family favorite) but when we do have any left, we just refrigerate it and it keeps for a couple days. I hope that helps! Thanks again for your question and for visiting my kitchen��

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  9. Friend of mine made this while I was in grad school years ago. Didn't have the right measurements, but have made it since. So glad to finally get the right recipe.

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    1. Welcome Gledy. So glad that you found the recipe too. ENJOY!

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