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Favorite Summer Salad Recipes:
Lime and Carrot Jello Salad

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This is one of my aunt Nancy’s favorite summer salad recipes, and I have to say it is now one of mine!

She made this molded lime jello salad for a recent family get together and it disappeared very, very quickly.

Note that the image above shows a double recipe. 1 lot of the recipe makes 4 servings.

When the weather gets warm it’s time for something cool.

This carrot and jello salad recipe isn’t just a summer salad though. It works beautifully for any buffet table or family dinner.

The ingredients may sound odd together but I encourage you to try it. It’s really delicious!

Lime and carrot jello salad

Favorite Summer Salad Recipes:Lime and Carrot Jello Salad

This is one of my aunt Nancy's favorite summer salad recipes, and I have to say it is now one of mine!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 191 kcal


  • 3 ounces lime jello, 1 box
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice, or lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 cups carrots, grated


  • Stir jelly powder in boiling water until dissolved. Whisk in sour cream and juice.Stir in 1 1/2 cups grated carrot. Turn into an oiled 4 cup mold.
  • Refrigerate at least until firm, about 2 hours. If possible, stir about 1/2 hour into the chilling, to mix the carrots through the jello.
  • Serves 4 people but can easily be multiplied to serve more.


Calories: 191kcalCarbohydrates: 26gProtein: 3gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 24mgSodium: 171mgPotassium: 232mgFiber: 1gSugar: 22gVitamin A: 8759IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 68mgIron: 1mg
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  • If you are feeding a group, multiply everything by 5 and it will fill a standard bundt pan. The bundt pan molds it into a beautiful shape too.
  • Use sugar free jelly powder and light sour cream to cut the calories if you wish, but cut down on the amount of water by just a tiny bit.
  • Try different combinations. For example, lemon jello might taste wonderful with well drained pineapple pieces. Cherry jello with pieces of fresh cherries?

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Lime and carrot jello salad

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