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Sea Foam Salad

One of my favorite cool, refreshing desserts. It's rather popular for church potlucks back home. I have this recipe in the "Family Favorites" cookbook, compiled by the Nurture Class of First Christian Church, Springfield, Ohio, in 1997. It's stupid easy and positively delish.

Sea Foam Salad

1 (6 oz.) box of lime jello (I use one 0.6 oz box of sugar-free jello, or two 0.3 oz. boxes if you can't find the larger box)
10 oz. whipped topping
6 oz. crushed pineapple (I use one 8 oz. can)
6 oz. cottage cheese

Dissolve gelatin in one cup boiling water. Add 1/2 cup cold water. Cool until slightly congealed. Add whipped topping and beat. Add pineapple and cottage cheese; refrigerate. Put in pan and cut in squares.

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mlevins
Mar. 27th, 2010 11:25 pm (UTC)
I've always loved that particular jello salad, but never knew it had a name. Thanks.
feliciakw
Mar. 29th, 2010 03:17 am (UTC)
Yes, indeedy. I've been doing some googling on alternate variations (as the texture of mine turned out a bit differently than I remembered), and I ran into a bit of the history of sea foam salad. It was popularized by the F. W. Woolworth lunch counters (if wiki is to be believed, but it makes sense).

I'm finding a lot of the recipes use pears instead of pineapple, and cream cheese instead of cottage cheese. That will be my next experiment.
(Anonymous)
Mar. 29th, 2010 09:52 am (UTC)
I tend to remember having a pear half (canned of course) in green jello, possibly in cafeteria lines ;-). Another "old time" jello salad I always liked was the kind with vegetables in it, like slaw.
feliciakw
Mar. 29th, 2010 11:20 am (UTC)
Another "old time" jello salad I always liked was the kind with vegetables in it, like slaw.

Oooh, nonono. Veggies to not go in salad. Fruit in jello works because it's all compatible; it's all fruit. Pears in jello, pineapple in jello, even apples or bananas. But carrots or slaw? Not so much. ;-) Not my thing.
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