Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Recipe...Christmas Jello Salad
It goes by many different names...Pistachio Jello Salad, Pistachio Ambrosia, or Pineapple-Pistachio Delight.
In our house, however, it is the Momma's Christmas Jello Salad...a delight at any time of year, but it joins our table every year for Christmas Dinner. The Momma doesn't know where this recipe originated from...but her best guess is from one of their military friends.
1 box instant Pistachio Pudding mix
1 large can Crushed Pineapple in juice, undrained
1 small tub of Cool Whip
1 small can Mandarin Oranges, drained
1/2 bag Miniature Marshmallows
1 cup Maraschino Cherries, drained and halved (Optional)
1 cup Walnut Pieces (Optional)
This salad will only set in a glass dish/bowl.
1. Mix together Pistachio Pudding mix and Cool Whip until mixture turns green.
2. Stir in all other ingredients.
3. Place into glass serving bowl...sprinkling the top with nuts.
4. Lightly cover with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator overnight.