I grew up with this lemon mandarin orange jello salad at almost every single Thanksgiving and though I skip the shredded carrots this is a classic.
What is Jello Salad?
Jell-O salad (also called gelatin salad, jelly salad, congealed salad, or molded salad) is a salad made with flavored gelatin, fruit, and sometimes grated carrots or more rarely, other vegetables.
Other ingredients may include cottage cheese, cream cheese, marshmallows, nuts, or pretzels.
I love jello and I know that someone out there, most likely Cade is totally rolling their eyes because I am a grown woman, but it’s the truth and I’m sticking to it.
Is Jello Salad Healthy?
Aside from being a tasty low-calorie snack, Jello is good for weight loss in other ways.
The main way is that it helps weight loss is by regulating blood sugar.
In fact, gelatin has been used as a remedy for diabetes for over 100 years!
Is Jello Salad a Dessert or a Side?
Do you think of jello dishes as desserts/treats or as salads?
Whenver it is served with whipped cream and marshmallows, it is a dessert.
If it is served with tons of fruit added, it can be called a “fruit salad.”
It’s more than just a regular jello salad dish, and yes, I realize it should probably be a dessert, but we did in fact serve it as a side dish when I was little so I serve it as a side today as well. The orange jello is actually made with frozen orange juice which gives it more flavor and thickens the jello up a little.
My favorite part was the lemon topping which is just a lemon pudding mixture, and I have to say, it’s so important that you remember to use instant pudding powder and not the cook and serve. It wont set up the same so make sure you buy the correct box.
In the orange jello, and this was for sure my second favorite part, there are little mandarin oranges floating around. Our kids love mandarin oranges so this jello is now one of their favorite recipes as well.
I’m curious, how many of you grew up with jello on your dinner table or at holiday meals?
Lemon Mandarin Orange Jello Salad
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 135 Total Fat: 6g Saturated Fat: 5g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 3mg Sodium: 56mg Carbohydrates: 20g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 15g Protein: 2g
Raspberry jello fluff just like Mom always made for Sunday dinner when I was a kid and now my kids love it too! so incredibly yummy!