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Granny's Lime Jello Salad with Cottage Cheese

Sara Garska
What is lime jello salad? A creamy, dreamy dessert with tangy lime Jello, cottage cheese, pineapple, and whipped cream -- just the way Granny's made it for years!
Prep Time 15 mins
Refrigerate 4 hrs
Total Time 4 hrs 2 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 16
Calories 74 kcal


  • Heat proof mixing bowl
  • 9X13 glass dish


  • 2 small packages of lime gelatin 3oz boxes
  • 1 package unflavored gelatin
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups ice cubes
  • 16 ounces cottage cheese
  • 15 ounces crushed pineapple with juice in can
  • 1/4 - 1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts optional


  • Combine the lime jello and plain gelatin powder in a large heat proof mixing bowl. Add 2 cups boiling water and stir until gelatin dissolves.
  • Add two cups of ice cubes to the gelatin mix. Stir until the mixture is cooled. Remove any small bits of ice that don't melt.
  • Add entire container of cottage cheese and the entire contents of the can of pineapple to the lime mixture. Stir until combined.
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  • Poor into a glass 9x13 inch casserole dish and refrigerate until set.


Nutrition information is an estimate only; your actual values will vary based on exact ingredients used and serving size.


Calories: 74kcalCarbohydrates: 15gProtein: 4gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 154mgPotassium: 62mgFiber: 1gSugar: 14gVitamin A: 53IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 30mgIron: 1mg
Keyword jello, lime, salad
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