Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Lime Cottage Cheese Salad

That's the more technical name I suppose but our family always called it "Cottage cheese Jell-O" and everyone knew what it was.  My great grandma Pearl made this recipe and most times when it was made it was for a holiday meal.  I still enjoy this dish when my mom makes it for Easter or Thanksgiving.

There are many other lime cottage cheese salad recipes floating around that have pineapple, whipped topping, and/or mayonnaise as added ingredients.  In fact I came upon a wild spin off of it on a vintage ad site.  It called for vinegar and grated onion as added ingredients and was set into a round mold.  After the gelatin set, the center was filled with seafood salad. Thanks great grandma for not making it that way!  If you'd like to see the ad with the recipe, scroll on down to the bottom!

Lime Cottage Cheese Salad

3/4 cup boiling water
3 ounce packet of Jell-O gelatin
1 cup ice cubes
24 ounce container of cottage cheese, 2% or whole

Dissolve gelatin with boiling water.
Add one cup of ice cubes and stir just until cool.
There will be some big chunks of ice left.  Fish those out and toss them.
Stir in one container of cottage cheese.
Dump into 9 x 9" baking dish.  Put in fridge to set up.

Lime cheese salad, 1954. Photo by: Via


  1. Believe it or not, I have never had cottage cheese, but looks interesting that you mixed with Jello here and might need to try soon. Thanks for sharing :)

  2. This sounds so delicious and refreshing. Lime jello is one of my favorites and I do enjoy making retro desserts. I used to make something similar with strawberry jello many years ago. Thanks for sharing your recipe. Definitely a great spring and summer treat.

  3. I have never had this so I am quite intrigued and it looks so yummy! Perfect for spring!

  4. which is got dried out and has shading, this kind of cheese holds its whey content since it is just depleted, not squeezed dry. cottage cheesecottage cheese gezond