Lime Salad

Lime Salad

Sunshine in a Bowl: A Lime Jell-O Salad Symphony

Imagine a vibrant green paradise nestled in your bowl, a shimmering oasis of sunshine and sweet tang. That’s the magic of Classic Lime Jell-O Salad, a retro masterpiece that’s as refreshing as a summer breeze and as delightful as a childhood memory.

A Jell-O Canvas:

Picture the translucent emerald glow of lime Jell-O, its jiggly perfection a canvas for a symphony of textures and flavors. This isn’t just a dessert; it’s a celebration of vibrant color, a taste of sunshine captured in a shimmering mold.

Tropical Treasures:

Sun-kissed pineapple chunks, their golden sweetness a tropical counterpoint to the Jell-O’s tang, mingle within the verdant landscape. Each bite bursts with juicy goodness, reminding you of sandy beaches and salty breezes.

Marshmallow Clouds:

Like tiny clouds dancing in the Jell-O sky, Fluffy white marshmallows add a delightful textural surprise. Their pillowy softness melts on your tongue, creating a playful contrast to the Jell-O’s jiggle and the pineapple’s crunch.

Creamy Bliss:

But the true masterstroke of this salad is the silky swirl of cream cheese. Its richness balances the Jell-O’s tang and the pineapple’s sweetness, creating a luxurious and satisfying base for every spoonful.

A Toasty Touch:

Chopped pecans, their buttery aroma, and toasty crunch add another layer of complexity. Each bite offers a satisfying textural contrast, making this salad an experience for all senses.

Whipped Cream’s Embrace:

As if the symphony of textures and flavors wasn’t enough, a cloud of whipped cream swirls atop the salad, its light, and airy sweetness adding a final touch of nostalgic delight. Each spoonful is a celebration of summer, a reminder of family gatherings and laughter shared around the picnic table.

More Than Just a Dessert:

This Classic Lime Jell-O Salad is more than just a collection of ingredients; it’s a portal to a simpler time. It’s the taste of grandma’s kitchen, the joy of homemade treats shared with loved ones, and the pure pleasure of a dessert that’s stood the test of time.

So grab your Jell-O mold, whip up a batch of this retro masterpiece, and take a bite. With every spoonful, you’ll savor the sunshine in a bowl, the symphony of textures, and the pure joy of a dessert as timeless as summer.

Bonus Tip: For an extra touch of nostalgia, serve your Lime Jell-O Salad with a dollop of maraschino cherries on top. Happy eating!

Lime Salad

Lime Salad
A vintage recipe for a classic Lime Jell-O Salad, made with Lime Jell-O, crushed pineapple, marshmallows, cream cheese, pecans, and whipped cream.
Print Recipe


  • 1 package Lime Jell-O small package
  • 1 3/4 cup boiling water
  • 1 can crushed pineapple small can
  • 20 large marshmallows
  • 1 package Philadelphia cream cheese 8-ounce package
  • 1 cup pecans
  • 1/2 pint whipped cream


  • Bring Jell-O, water, and crushed pineapple to a boil.
  • Add marshmallows and cream cheese.
  • Let cool and add chopped pecans and whipped cream.
  • Place in a salad mold to set.

Kitchen Helper 2

medium saucepan
Salad Mold 1
Salad Mold 2
Print Recipe Pin Recipe
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword Congealed Salad, Jell-O, Lime, Salad


This recipe is from the Shreveport Time from September 14, 1978. 

Still looking for the recipe that Grandmother made?  Check out this recipe – Lime Jell-O Salad.

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