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Categories: Salads, Sides

Cucumber Molded Salad

While athletes at the 2002 Winter Olympics are going for the gold, their Utahan hosts will be going for the green. That is, green as in lime Jell-O--the nonsponsoring, unofficial food of choice in the home of the Winter Olympics. ... Read more

Total time: 15 minutes plus 5 1/2 hours chilling | Serves 10
Note: Another lime Jell-O potluck favorite. From "The Joy of Jell-O Molds" (Better Homes and Gardens, $12.95).
  • 2 (3-ounce) packages lime-flavored gelatin
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups boiling water
  • 1 1/2 cups cold water
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise or salad dressing
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped, seeded and peeled cucumbers
  • 2 tablespoons minced onion
  • 1 teaspoon fresh dill, minced

Step 1Place the gelatin and salt in a large bowl. Add the boiling water and stir until completely dissolved, 2 minutes. Stir in the cold water and lemon juice. Refrigerate until slightly thickened (it should have the consistency of unbeaten egg whites), about 1 1/4 hours.

Step 2Mix the mayonnaise and sour cream in a small bowl until well blended. Stir into the thickened gelatin. Refrigerate until thickened (a spoon drawn through leaves a definite impression), about 15 minutes. Stir in the cucumbers, onion and dill. Pour into a 5-cup mold.

Step 3Refrigerate until firm, 4 hours. Unmold. Garnish as desired.

Each serving:
139 calories; 192 mg sodium; 8 mg cholesterol; 6 grams fat; 2 grams saturated fat; 20 grams carbohydrates; 2 grams protein; 0.20 gram fiber.
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