June 16, 2011

Golden Glow Jello Salad

Growing up summer meant the return of the golden glow salad. Now I know Jello salad everyone had one they would make and any potluck you went to had one. But this one I always loved. and  I still make it from time to time.

Now what exactly is a Jello salad? According to Wikipedia:
Jell-O salad, also called Gelatin salad, jelly salad, and congealed salad is the common name for salad made with flavored gelatin, fruit and sometimes grated carrots or, more rarely, other vegetables. Other ingredients may include cottage cheese, cream cheese, marshmallows, nuts or pretzels.

Now Golden Glow Salad is relatively simple.

Peel and grate carrots to cover the bottom of a dish. about 2.5-3qt in size. (we always used a Pyrex Glass Casserole about 13 X 9 X 2)


  • 2 (6 ounce) package orange flavored gelatin mix
  • 2 (20 ounce) can crushed pineapple, drained with juice reserved
  • 8 large carrots, shredded


  1. Peel and Shred Carrots.
  2. Drain Pineapple reserving juice.
  3. In a large bowl, prepare the orange gelatin according to package directions using reserved pineapple juice in place of some of the cold water.(adjust hot water so as not to waste juice if you have more than you need of the cold water.)
  4.  Cover and refrigerate until set, at least 4 hours. 
This feed a family of 7 with two growing boys. usually we had a bit left over, but it is just as good the next day.


Joys of Jello Gelatin Dessert $9.99
This booklet has other Jello Recipes. A little shelf worn, but a nice collectible. This collectible booklet introduces Celery, Italian Salad, Mixed Vegetable and Seasoned Tomato Jello! Dated by opening statement Jello 1897 +65 years! Now not all of these Jellos are made today.

Do you remember these flavors? Apparently celery jello was just ahead of it's time. Read Chowhound, I wonder if it is available again?