Sunday, August 10, 2008

Pete's Favorite Jello Salad

Pete loved this salad, so I thought I'd share it with you. It's a recipe that I came up with just on the spur of the moment. I had some sugar-free Jello and some low-cal yogurt and both were the same flavor, so I thought, "Why not mix them?" It's a great low calorie and low carb dessert if you're dieting or diabetic. The yogurt gives the jello a tangy flavor that will make your mouth water!

Ingredients:

  • 1 small low carb strawberry-banana yogurt
  • 1 pkg strawberry-banana Jello (sugar free)
  • 1 can tropical fruit chunks (mango, pineapple, etc.) in Splenda syrup, lite syrup or natural juice

Prep:
Prepare gelatin per box directions, but for the cold water, put 3 ice cubes in a 2 cup measure and fill with water to about 3/4 cup. After gelatin is dissolved in the hot water, add the ice water and stir until the ice is gone, then put in the refrigerator for 1 hour or until semi-set.

When the gelatin is partially set, add the yogurt and mix with electric mixer until completely mixed together. Drain the fruit and mix it in with a spoon.

Return mixture to fridge until set. Note: if your gelatin is too liquid, the yogurt will sink to the bottom of the container. If you check the fridge and see it's separating, just get out the mixer and beat it some more!

Top with whipped topping or salad dressing or mayonnaise, to taste.

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