Thursday, June 17, 2010

Cool Summer Salad

The other day I had a need to develop a recipe for a "summer salad" to share at a potluck. This was the result. I was very happy with it. What a great allergen-free treat that is nice and cool-- great to have on hand in hot weather when you're craving ice cream, popsicles, and jello!


Healthful Pineapple-Orange Gelatin Salad

1 box Knox unflavored gelatin (1 oz, 4 envelopes)
1 can frozen Dole juice concentrate, Pineapple Orange Banana flavor
2 tablespoons sugar or honey
3 cans mandarin oranges in mandarin orange juice, (not corn syrup,) 10.5 oz each
1 can pineapple tidbits in pineapple juice, (not corn syrup,) 20 oz each


Prepare juice as directed on frozen juice can package. Open cans of fruit and drain juice into prepared juice, (optional.) Use prepared juice to prepare 1 recipe “Fruit Juice Knox Blox” on the back of the package of Knox gelatin, cutting knox blox to 1/4 inch to 1/2 inch squares instead of 1 inch as package directs. (Gelatin will take 3 hours to set in the refrigerator before it is ready to cut.) Scoop little blox into bowl and stir in drained canned fruit. This recipe is way versatile. Experiment with your own juice and fruit combinations, or try embedding fruit in the gelatin. Your family won’t even know it is good for them!


Linda said...

That looks very yummy. Any you have the same Corelle plates I do!

Rachel said...

Sent this to a friend in my ward whose son has celiac AND a potato allergy (so they can barely eat anything since everything that is GF has potato starch) and she is excited to make it. Yay!

Celeste Jean said...

that is awesome Linda! they are really durable, I find... even though the fruit motif is fading...

Rachel... thanks for passing it on! Perhaps your friend needs to see the website of some women local to my area.

Celeste Jean said...

PS Rachel also see Linda's blog!