Savory Supper Salad

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Retro Recipe Savory Supper Salad

Gelatin molds, both savory and sweet, were very popular years ago. I remember friends delivering one to our house for our dinner back in the late 1960s when my mother was in the hospital. It was green and I remember it contained slivered carrots, which does sound kind of unappealing, but it was actually very delicious. I haven’t been able to find a recipe like it, but there was definitely something elegant and special about a molded salad. Here is one recipe for you to try that comes from the 1938 edition of Knox Gelatin’s “Man-Pleaser Salads” book.

Savory Supper Salad
Makes 6 servings

1 envelope (1/4 pkg.) Knox Sparkling Gelatine
¼ cup cold water
1 cup hot water
½ teaspoon salt
¼ cup mild vinegar
1 ½ cups grated American cheese
½ cup stuffed olives, chopped
½ cup celery, chopped
¼ cup green pepper, chopped
1/3 cup cream or evaporated milk (whipped)

Soak gelatine in cold water about 5 minutes. Add hot water and stir until dissolved. Add salt and vinegar, cool, and when it begins to thicken, beat until frothy. Fold in cheese, olives, celery, pepper and whipped cream or evaporated milk. Turn into mold that has been rinsed in cold water and chill. Unmold on lettuce and serve with salad dressing.

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Last updated: Apr 06, 2010
Filed under: Retro Food and Recipes Tagged with: Gelatin Molds, Supper Salad