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Lime Cottage Cheese Salad

This salad has to be tasted before one realizes it is one of those unexpectedly delightful flavor mixes. Who would think of mixing cottage cheese with lime jello?
My sister-in-law, a good forty-some years ago served this salad when we were at her house.
To be polite, I took a small spoonful - but to my surprise I LOVED it !  Of course I asked her for the recipe and it has, over the years, continued to be my favorite jello salad.

  • 2 pkgs -  3 oz. lime jello 
  • 2 cups hot water
  • 1 cup cream - whipped 
  • 1/2 cup salad dressing - Mayonnaise or Miracle Whip 
  • 3/4 cup celery, chopped fine
  • 1/4 cup onions, chopped fine 
  • 12 oz. or 1 1/2 cups of creamed cottage cheese 
  1. Dissolve jello in hot water and let partially set, then whip jello 
  2. Stir in remaining ingredients and let set in fridge. 


  1. Thanks for sharing the recipe. I haven't made this in years. It was always a favorite.

  2. Oh, I grew up with this salad. It didn't have the onions in it, but if I remember correctly my mother put chopped walnuts in it. So many of the jello salads have fallen by the wayside--I guess because we found other good recipes to entice us. :)

    1. I just realized ours had pineapple in it, too. So it was a little different than this recipe.

  3. Lime jello with cottage cheese is a favorite traditional holiday dish in our family (well, about half of us adore it, the other half think it's horrifying!), but ours is a sweet version with crushed pineapple.

    1. Exactly like our family. I made some today, it will be ready to have at supper time.

  4. This was one of those salads I stayed away from until now. But I tried Julie's version last week...and gave it a 'thumbs up'!

  5. Sounds delicious. My late dad always ordered something similar to this at his favorite Atlanta restaurant!

  6. A very popular potluck recipe in the 70's but it was always made with walnuts and in a tupperware jello mould, also green. We all had the mould just for this salad

  7. Oh wow - this brings back memories! I love the taste of this jello salad and must make it again soon!


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