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This gelatin salad is a favorite family comfort food that we make and serve for
Thanksgiving Dinner every year. Very easy to make and so good! The original recipe comes from the 1970 Betty Crocker's Cookbook.
Our family has slightly changed the original recipe.
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Gelatin, Gelatine, and JELL-OŽ. Also how to
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Vegetarian Gelatin Substitution.
More of Linda's delicious Gelatin,
JELL-O, and Pectin Recipes and
Salad and Salad Dressing Recipes.
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Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner Menu which includes
Tangy Tomato Aspic.
Tangy Tomato Aspic Recipe
Salad and Salad Dressing,
Yields: 4 to 6 servings
Prep time: 15 min
1 1/4 cups boiling water
1 (3-ounce) package regular lemon-flavored
1 (8-ounce) can tomato sauce
1 1/2 tablespoons wine vinegar
1 teaspoon finely-minced
1/8 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
Ground cloves to taste
2 cups diced celery
* If you are cutting calories, use sugar-free lemon-flavored gelatin
In a small bowl, pour boiling water over gelatin, stirring until dissolved. Stir in tomato sauce, wine vinegar,
salt, onion, hot pepper sauce, and cloves; refrigerate until slightly thickened but not set.
When slightly thickened, remove from refrigerator and stir in diced celery. Pour into a 4-cup mold. Refrigerate until firm.
To serve, unmold onto a bed of lettuce.
NOTE: I usually need to double this recipe for my family.
Makes 4 to 6 servings.
Tips to unmold gelatin:
Allow gelatin to set until completely firm, several hours or overnight.
Before unmolding, dip knife in warm water and run knife around edge of gelatin to loosen.
Dip mold in warm water, just to rim, for 10 seconds.
Lift from water and gently pull gelatin from edge of mold with moist fingers. Place moistened serving plate on top of mold. Gently remove mold.
More Delicious Gelatin Salad Recipes:
Applesauce 7-UP JELL-O Salad
The applesauce and 7-UP soda make this JELL-O a denser consistency. With the topping of the whipped
cream mixture, it reminded my husband of Key Lime Pie flavors. We agreed it was
just plain delicious and finished our plates!
Fiesta Carrot Pineapple JELL-O Salad
Here is a classic JELL-O recipe that is light and refreshing! This salad is also
sometimes known as "Sunshine Salad."
JELL-O Sawdust Salad
JELL-O Salad layered with pineapple, marshmallows, bananas, and cheddar cheese. Here is another classic JELL-O recipe from the 1950's that is found in most
southern cooks' recipe files.
Red Hot Applesauce JELL-O Salad
The Red-Hots are used to add a tasty cinnamon flavor to this JELL-O dish. This is a great side dish that many families like to serve at holiday meals to accompany ham or pork. Great
served as a side dish and it looks so beautiful!