Easy and Delicious Lime Jello Salad Recipe

Impress your guests with this classic Lime Jello Salad recipe, perfect for holiday feasts and special occasions. Sweet, tangy, and creamy, this dish is a crowd-pleaser.

This Lime Jello Salad recipe is a classic holiday side dish or dessert that’s sweet, tangy, and creamy. It’s made with lime Jello, cottage cheese, crushed pineapple, and whipped cream, and is a favorite for many families during special occasions like Christmas or Thanksgiving.

As children, my brothers and I cherished the moments when our mother prepared her special “Green Salad,” also known as Lime Jello Salad. Although it was primarily served on special occasions such as Christmas and Thanksgiving, we were occasionally treated to it on our birthdays upon request. The dish’s sweet, tangy, and creamy flavor remains a treasured and fond memory.


  • 1 package (3 oz) lime Jello
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 can (20 oz) crushed pineapple, drained
  • 1 cup small curd cottage cheese
  • 1 cup whipped cream


  1. In a large bowl, dissolve the lime Jello in boiling water and stir until fully dissolved.
  2. Add the drained crushed pineapple and cottage cheese to the Jello mixture and stir well to combine.
  3. Refrigerate the mixture until partially set, about 45 minutes.
  4. Once partially set, add the whipped cream and fold it into the Jello mixture.
  5. Mix well and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or until fully set.
  6. Once set, serve the Lime Jello Salad chilled and enjoy!

Tips and Tricks:

  • For a lighter version, use low-fat or fat-free cottage cheese and whipped cream.
  • Add in other ingredients such as chopped nuts or mini marshmallows for added texture.
  • Adjust the amount of whipped cream to your liking, depending on how creamy you want the salad to be.


  • Use different flavors of Jello such as lemon, orange, or raspberry for a different twist.
  • Replace the cottage cheese with cream cheese for a richer texture.
  • Add in fresh fruit such as strawberries or blueberries for added flavor and nutrition.

This Lime Jello Salad is a classic dish that’s perfect for holidays and special occasions. With its sweet, tangy, and creamy flavor, it’s sure to be a crowd-pleaser. Whether you’re making it for your family or bringing it to a potluck, it’s easy to make and always a hit. Try this recipe and see for yourself!

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