Sunny-Side Salad

It has been rainy and grim around my house today. This appealed to me because of the name…seems like a sunny side would be good. Note-you can skip the cream, mayo and cheese for those un-retro Jell-o folks at your house.

Sunny-Side Salad

1 box lemon gelatin
2 c boiling water
1 can fruit cocktail
Miniature marshmallows
1/2 c heavy cream
1/2 lb. shredded American cheese

Dissolve gelatin in boiling water; add fruit cocktail and enough marshmallows to cover top. Cool until firm; spread whipped cream and mayonnaise over salad. Garnish with cheese. From Salads, 1964.


  1. Ah, I love a good retro gelatin salad! That actually sounds very nice, though some recipes I am planning to post over at my blog ‘Kitchen Retro’ are distinctly scary!

  2. I’m not so sure that I could stomach mayo spread over the top and cheese on the side of a fruit jello. definitely retro, right down to the American cheese.

  3. Mayo and jello actually go together surprisingly well. And Lidian-you should look at the spaghetti jello recipe if you want to see scary retro jell-o.

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