“Glistening crown of lime gelatin tops Spring Salad Ring. Pineapple and cucumber add contrasting crunch to the creamy cheese layer.”
Has anyone here had cucumber and pineapple together before? I just don’t know about that combo. But here’s the recipe:
Dissolve two 3-oz. packages lime-flavored gelatin in 1 3/4 cups boiling water; add 1/3 cup lemon juice. For clear gelatin layer: Measure 3/4 cup of the gelatin mixture and to it add 1/4 cup water; pour into 6-cup ring mold. Chill till almost set.
Meanwhile, prepare pineapple-cucumber gelatin layer; Pare 1 large cucumber; halve and scrape out seeds. Grate cucumber or put through food chopper, using fine blade, drain. Measure 1/2 cup drained grated cucumber.
Blend one 8-oz. package cream cheese, softened and 1/4 cup mayonnaise or salad dressing. Stir in one 13 1/2 oz. can crushed pineapple, undrained, the grated cucumber, 2 tablespoons minced onion, and 1/2 tsp. grated lemon peel; mix well. Stir in remaining gelatin mixture. Chill till partially set. Pour over set gelatin in mold. Chill firm. Serves 8.
I don’t know about adding the minced onion, either. This is a lot like the Under the Sea Jello mold with pineapple and cream cheese topped with Lime Jello, but I love how the caption here encourages us to enjoy “crunchy.” Hmmm…