Cool Orange Salad

Cool Orange Salad
Cool Orange Salad

Cool Orange Salad has been a tradition in my husband’s family since the 1960’s.  His mother believes that it was a recipe that came with a tub of Cool Whip.  Regardless of how long this has been a holiday tradition, it’s delicious!

  • Strainer
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Electric Hand mixer
  • Mold (Optional)
  • 12 oz container of Cool Whip (de-frosted)
  • 6 oz package of Jell-O (Orange or Lime)
  • 20 oz can of crushed pineapple
  • 16 oz or 1 lb container of small curd cottage cheese
  • Optional–Mandarin Oranges (drained and patted dry with paper towels) for decorating
  1. strain the cottage cheese. It is very important to remove as much liquid as possible. I use a mesh strainer and press the curds with the back of a spoon–repeat as necessary until most of the liquid is removed.
  2. Strain the crushed pineapple using the directions in step 1.
  3. Scoop the Cool Whip into mixing bowl. Using a mixer, stir in the Jell-O. Mix until the Jello-O is dissolved.
  4. Add the pineapple and cottage cheese to the Cool Whip and Jell-O mixture. Stir until well mixed.
  5. Put the Cool Orange (or Lime) Salad into a decorative mold.

The first time I ever ate Cool Orange Salad was at my Husband’s family Christmas party. I loved it so much that it is now part of our celebration feast every year. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

Merry Christmas!


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