Christmas Ribbon Gelatin Salad

Christmas Ribbon Gelatin Salad

Christmas Ribbon Gelatin Salad

I make a fruit gelatin type salad 3 times a year tops, but it just wouldn’t be a proper holiday celebration without our cherished Christmas Ribbon Gelatin Salad.  We eat with our eyes first, and this salad is both appealing and tasty.  

Christmas Ribbon Gelatin Salad

Traditionally, most families have turkey or ham. We also love to serve this pretty salad with a prime rib roast or grilled ribeye steaks.  That really is what all of our family prefers, a Christmas Day barbecue, however with beef prices on the rise, it’s too expensive to grill steaks for our 30+group.  Ham is yummy, served with au gratin potatoes, curried fruit bake, glazed carrots, roasted green beans with garlic, potato knot rolls, Christmas Ribbon Gelatin Salad, and a variety of tasty desserts.

Christmas Ribbon Gelatin Salad is colorful, festive, and easy.  Just layer it up while you’re wrapping gifts, and finishing up last minute preparations for the big day!

Christmas Ribbon Gelatin Salad

For the 1st layer, begin by adding lime gelatin to 2 cups of boiling water. Stir to dissolve and then pour into a 9 x 13″ glass dish. Top with 2 bananas that have been thinly sliced. Let it set up in refrigerator for 1 to 2 hours.

Now add a 2nd or middle layer.  Place lemon gelatin, water, marshmallows, cream cheese and pineapple in a blender, I sure love mine. Blend until smooth. Cool. Add mayonnaise and whipped topping. Fold together. Pour evenly over the first layer, cover and let set up in the refrigerator for another 1-2 hours.

Last of all, for the 3rd layer, add boiling water to raspberry gelatin and stir to dissolve. Add cold water and raspberries. Pour it over the middle layer, cover and let it set in the refrigerator, preferably overnight.
When it’s time to serve it, I like to plate it with a lettuce leaf and then garnish with a dollop of whipped cream on top.

Christmas Ribbon Gelatin Salad

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Christmas Ribbon Gelatin Salad
 
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As delicious as it is pretty, Christmas Ribbon Gelatin Salad is a traditional gift we give ourselves each year. It's easy to make the day before and makes for a memorable festive dinner.
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Recipe type: Salad
Cuisine: American
Serves: 20 servings
Ingredients
First layer:
  • 1 package (6 ounces) lime gelatin
  • 2 cup boiling water
  • ¾ cup cold water
  • 2 ripe bananas
Middle Layer:
  • 3-ounces lemon gelatin
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 cup mini-marshmallows
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 6 ounces cream cheese
  • 20 ounces crushed pineapple, drained
  • 2 cups whipped topping
  • Place gelatin, water, marshmallows, cream cheese and pineapple in blender. Blend until smooth. Cool. Add mayonnaise and whipped topping. Fold together.
Third Layer:
  • 1 package (6-ounces) raspberry gelatin
  • 2 cup boiling water
  • ¾ cup cold water
  • 2 cups ripe raspberries, fresh or frozen
  • whipped cream for garnish, if desired
Instructions
For 1st layer:
  1. Begin by adding lime gelatin to 2 cups of boiling water. Stir to dissolve and then pour into a 9 x 13" glass dish. Top with 2 bananas that have been thinly sliced. Let it set up in refrigerator, 1-2 hours
For 2nd layer:
  1. Place lemon gelatin, water, marshmallows, cream cheese and pineapple in blender. Blend until smooth. Cool. Add mayonnaise and whipped topping. Fold together. Pour evenly over the first layer, cover and let set up in the refrigerator for another 1-2 hours.
For 3rd layer:
  1. Add boiling water to raspberry gelatin and stir to dissolve. Add cold water and raspberries. Pour it over the middle layer, cover and let it set in the refrigerator, preferably overnight.
  2. Serve with a dollop of whipped cream on top if desired.

What are you planning to serve for your Christmas dinner.  Do you celebrate on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day?

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Christmas Ribbon Gelatin Salad

About The Author

Renée

Renée is passionate about making and sharing ALL things delicious! Her happy place really is her kitchen where she loves whipping up memories with her family and friends. Raised in sunny Southern California she's spent her adulthood in Idaho, both sides of her great state. She's married to an amazing man, and together they have 5 children, who gave them five more, and now they have 22 grandchildren. So there’s always a reason to cook and celebrate around their place!

2 Comments

  1. Susan

    I’m off the hook for Christmas dinner these days as our daughter and SIL with the two boys and one on the way host now. Easier for them with two excited and exhausted little ones. If it were, I’d definitely make this salad. It reminds me of one my mom used to make. Merry Christmas, Renee, and best wishes for a very Happy and Healthy New Year to you!

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    • Renée

      Thanks Susan, Happy New Year to you! Hope your Christmas was wonderful. Are you throwing a New Year’s Eve party this year?

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