Campaign Party Salad

Campaign Party Salad is a festive salad for holiday parties.

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Originally published on Cooking with Ruthie where I am a contributor.

I’ve got a great retro party salad for you that is perfect for Christmas dinner. This past Summer my husband went back East to visit his mom. While he was there they went through family stuff and found a bunch of her recipes and as all good husbands do he brought them home to me. I’ve had a great time going through all of my mother in law’s recipes. 

When I saw this dish I knew I had to make it. I have no idea why this salad is called Campaign Party Salad. I  searched on Google to see the origin of this recipe, but didn’t come up with anything. I decided that this dish has all the hallmarks of a great Christmas dish. There is something festive about a creamy jello salad filled with fruit and nuts. 

To Make:

  1. In a medium-sized sauce pan, bring to a boil over medium heat the jello, sugar and crushed pineapple. Allow to simmer until the sugar and jello is dissolved.
  2. Allow to cool for 1 hour.
  3. In a medium-sized bowl, add the cooled jello mixture, cherries, bananas and walnuts. Mix well.
  4. Fold in the Cool Whip and then spread into a 8×8 baking dish.
  5. Chill for at least two hours before serving.

 campaign party salad 2

This salad is quick to put together and best made a day ahead of time which makes it perfect for the holidays. I like to sprinkle a few walnuts on top of the salad as well as a cherry to add to the festiveness of this salad. Enjoy and Happy Holidays!

~J

 

Campaign Party Salad
 
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Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 1 3 oz. box Lemon Jello
  • 1 20 oz. can crushed pineapple
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 3 bananas, sliced
  • ½ of a jar of maraschino cherries, sliced in half
  • ¼ cup walnuts, chopped
  • 8 oz. Cool Whip
Instructions
  1. In a medium-sized saucepan bring to a boil over medium heat the jello, sugar and crushed pineapple. Allow to simmer until the sugar and jello is dissolved.
  2. Allow to cool for 1 hour.
  3. In a medium-sized bowl add the cooled jello mixture, cherries, bananas and walnuts. Mix well.
  4. Fold in the Cool Whip and then spread into a 8x8 baking dish.
  5. Chill for at least two hours before serving.

 

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