Saturday, March 07, 2009


I thought I'd post a pink recipe for today's Pink Saturday.
While living in Virginia Beach, Virginia in the 1970's my friend, Elaine Monn gave me this recipe for Congealed Salad. I've always used raspberry Jello and my family has always called this Pink Salad. We love this stuff! When my kids were little I omitted the nuts because they didn't care for them, but now I use chopped pecans all the time. I also use sugar free Jello and fat free Cool Whip.
I've been watching too many cooking shows on TV lately and garnished the Pink Salad with strawberries and blueberries for the picture. (My family won't recognize it.)

It's actually much pinker than it appears in this photo. I used my trusty old Tupperware mold that I've had since the 1970's. This makes quite a bit, so the overflow is in a small bowl.

Congealed Salad (Our family calls it Pink Salad)

1 small can crushed pineapple
1 6 oz. Jello (any flavor…I like raspberry)
1 12 oz. Carton Cool Whip
2 c. buttermilk
½ - 1 cup chopped nuts

Combine undrained pineapple and Jello in small saucepan. Heat until Jello dissolves. Mix Cool Whip and buttermilk; add nuts. Stir in gelatin mixture, mixing thoroughly. Put in mold or long rectangular pan. Let set for 4 hours. (I do it overnight.) I find it helpful to spray the mold lightly with Pam…it comes out of the mold a lot easier. Serves: 12.

I always use a wire whip for mixing the ingredients together.

I hope you'll enjoy Pink Salad as much as we do!

If you'd like more information on Beverly's Pink Saturday just head over to her blog to see a list of this week's participants and information on joining in the fun. Just click on the Pink Saturday logo on my sidebar. Thank you Beverly for organizing this event each week.

Have a Happy Pink Saturday!


  1. This sounds and looks really good. I have been in the mood for some jello! Happy Pink Saturday


  2. Oh.. looks yummy!

  3. Happy Pink Saturday!

    How delicious! Thank you!

    ~ Gabriela ~

  4. Wonderful pinkies today! Thanks so much for sharing. Pink Saturday is always so much fun for me. You get to know the bloggers and also get so many great ideas for your home and for your he♥rt, too.

    You watch too many cooking shows and I read too many blogs...

  5. that looks delicious! I'll have to try it out soon. I adore Jello salad.

  6. Pink Salad is a much better name than Congealed salad. Looks yummy!

  7. "Pink salad" is a much nicer name than "Congealed Salad!"

    Looks tasty!

    have a wonderful pink weekend.

  8. That looks so good! Thank You for sharing your recipe!
    Happy Pink Saturday!

  9. Looks yummy!!

    Happy PS


  10. My grandmother use to make this all the time for us and we all continued the tradition because we loved it sooooo much.

    Happy Pink Saturday.


  11. Hmm Thanks for the recipe.

    Happy Pink Saturday

  12. Gosh, if you used sugar free Jello, this looks like it would be WW friendly. Looks so good and you dressed it up beautifully :-)

  13. I loved congealed salads! We had them a lot in our home growing up, and I always enjoy them SO much. Thanks for sharing this with us, Betty. Looks great!

    Happy Pink Saturday...


    Sheila :-)

  14. That looks yummy. I don't know where my pan is...hmmm, I better start looking.


  15. Hi Betty!
    What Pink goodness you have there. I am copying the recipe and I will have a go at it on to find a Tupperware mold!

    ¸.·´¸.·*´¨) ¸.·*´¨)
    (¸.·´ (¸.·´ Happy Pink Saturday!
    Deanna :D

  16. Happy Pink Saturday, Betty!! That pink confection looks delicious! My Mom used to have one of those tupperware molds...


  17. can't wait to try it...
    sooo,pink! Heidi

  18. Wow, that jelly mould is PINK! This sounds like one I really have to try.

    Happy Pink Saturday!

  19. Thanks for sharing your wonderful pink recipe with us! Happy Pink Saturday!

  20. I have the Tupperware mold. Now I will have to make this this weekend. Thanks for sharing.

    Hugs :)


  21. Thanks for sharing your recipe. I'm saving it so I can try :-)Looks pretty and delish :-)

  22. Yum I haven't had a jello salad in years, I think it is time to have some. Thanks for stopping by my blog.


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