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This Creamy Strawberry Gello Salad is a healthy remake of an old church potluck favorite I remember from my childhood! My daughter loves it – it’s the perfect kid friendly dessert for springtime! THM S, low carb, sugar free
What is a gello/jello salad?
A Jello salad is usually set with – you guessed it – Jello. It’s relatively firm and can be molded because it holds its shape.
This Creamy Strawberry Gello Salad is set with plain beef gelatin because Jello obviously contains a lot of sugar! I’ve added my own flavorings (real strawberries!) and sweetener and am in love with the result. This gello salad holds its shape but it’s not super firm and gelatinous.
An heirloom piece
The recipe made more than what fit into this dish, but I HAD to use this dish. It was part of Ryan’s grandma’s collection, and before she passed away she marked a dish for each grandchild. When I saw this one I immediately thought “Jello salad!” I think the pink of this strawberry gello salad is so pretty with the white milk glass.
I’m a firm proponent of using special dishes in everyday life. This beautiful dish is proudly displayed on the dining room table more often than not, filled with fresh fruit. I also used it when photographing this broccoli salad recipe!
- Set this gello in individual fancy glasses for a gourmet-looking dessert!
- Yes, this strawberry gello salad uses cottage cheese! You don’t taste this! It just adds creaminess and protein with fewer calories than something like cream cheese or whipping cream. Use a good blender so you won’t be left with any lumps.
Seen it before?
This recipe is an adaptation of the Berry Gello Salad on page 137 of Necessary Food, my first cookbook! If you’ve made that one you should definitely make this one – I think you’ll like it even better!
- Fresh strawberries = a little over 2 cups of puree per pound of berries.
- Frozen whole strawberries = a 24 ounce bag yields about 3 cups of puree
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Sweet & Spicy Cinnamon Gello Salad – Necessary Food, page 135
Mandarin Orange Gello Salad – Necessary Food, page 136