Fruit salad made with lemon gelatin, canned fruit, and cottage cheese is simple and delicious.

Lemon Gelatin Fruit Salad

This is my favorite variation of a Gelatin Recipe that has been around for many years.  This version which is made from pineapple tidbits and mandarin oranges has a decidedly light and refreshing flavor.  What I love about it is that it’s easy to prepare,  stores and travels well, and tastes good enough to serve to guests.  My friends always comment that this is a delicious recipe, so it must be good, right?   It’s a favorite that’s often requested at pot lucks.  A simple fruit salad with cottage cheese and lemon gelatin

Give this recipe a try and let us know what you think.  Remember to save the juice from your canned fruit to make some Fruit Juice Tapoica.Cottage Cheese and canned fruit are the base for this simple and delicous fruit salad flavored with lemon gelatin.

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Lemon Gelatin Fruit Salad
Recipe type: Gelatin and Fruit Salad Dessert
Prep time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 8
This is a light, fluffy, and refreshing dessert or accompaniment to a brunch. Though the prep time is listed as 2 hours and 10 minutes, 2 hours are for the time it must chill in the refrigerator in order to set up. This recipe stays soft and spoonable, though. It never truly firms up like a traditional gelatin dish. Chef's Note: If dieters or diabetics are coming to dinner, this can be made with sugar free gelatin, fat free cottage cheese, and light whipped topping. Marshmallows can also be omitted to further reduce the sugar content.
  • 1 (20 ounce) can of pineapple tidbits packed in it's own juice, drained
  • 1 (11 ounce) can mandarin oranges in light syrup, drained
  • 1 (16 ounce) container of cottage cheese
  • 2 (4 serving size) packages of lemon gelatin (or one 8 serving size)
  • 2 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 1 (8 ounce) container of frozen whipped topping
  1. Place drained fruit and cottage cheese in a large bowl.
  2. Sprinkle lemon gelatin powder over top the top.
  3. Mix well until gelatin is thoroughly mixed into the fruit and cottage cheese mixture.
  4. Stir in marshmallows.
  5. Fold in frozen whipped topping.
  6. When mixture is thoroughly mixed, chill in refrigerator for two hours before serving.
  7. We think this goes great with Maria cookies.

Lemon Gelatin Fruit Salad

Nutrition Information for recipe made with regular, not reduced calorie,  ingredients.

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 214
                                                                                                                                                    % Daily Value
Total Fat 7.5g
Saturated Fat 4.6g
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 26mg
Sodium 280mg
Total Carbohydrates 28.5g
Dietary Fiber 1.3g
Sugars 18.8g
Protein 9.4g
Vitamin A 12%
Vitamin C 79%
Calcium 8%
Iron 3%

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