Monday, February 28, 2011

Sunset Salad, or Carrot Jello

Anyone watch the Oscars? I enjoyed lots of moments - glimpses of Hugh Jackman and Colin Firth are always welcome. I also enjoy seeing the dresses of course. But it seemed flat - the combo of Franco and Hathaway should have worked, and lots of elements of the show were streamlined. Hathaway sparkled pretty strongly at least. But somehow the show was a bit flat. But it has been in years past also - so what made it different?

Perhaps flavor combinations that should work sometimes don't. Take this salad, for example. Carrots, Orange Jello and more. I know lots of people love this one - but I just don't see it. Any readers like this one?
1 package (3 oz.) Jell-O Lemon or Orange-Pineapple Gelatin (O-P Jello has been discontinued)
1/2 tsp. salt
1 1/2 cups boiling water
1 can (8 3/4 oz.) crushed pineapple or pineapple tidbits
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 cup coarsely grated carrots
1/2 cup chopped pecans (optional)
Dissolve Jell-O Gelatin and salt in boiling water. Add undrained pineapple and lemon juice.  Chill until very thick.  Then fold in carrots and pecans.  Pour into individual molds or a 1-quart mold.  Chill until firm.  Unmold.  Garnish with additional pineapple, if desired.  Makes about 3 cups, or 6 side salads.


Beth Tindall said...

I love it! But then again, I never made it into a Tower of carrot jello, I just use a regular glass casserole dish. Crunchy *and* sweet, what's not to like?

RetroRuth said...

Ah! The only non-fruit gelatin salad I actually enjoy! :)

Victoria said...

I've seen worse combos... anyone seen the lime jello with grated cabbage and frozen peas in it???

Anna said...

This carrot jelly looks delicious