Fresh Cranberry Salad

By Nikki Sheriff

Gelatin "salads" at Thanksgiving can be blood-sugar bombs! Here's a great alternative that has only 6 grams of carbs.

Fresh Cranberry Salad
  • 1 large pkg. sugar free Raspberry Jello

  • 2 cups boiling water

  • 1 cup cold water

  • 1 cup fresh whole cranberries

  • 1/2 cup pecan pieces

  • 1/2 cup canned crushed pineapple in 100% pineapple juice, undrained

  • 1/3 cup chopped celery

  • 1 tsp light sugar (sugar/stevia blend)

  • 1 cup plus 2 TBS light whipped topping

  1. Dissolve gelatin in 2 cups of boiling water.

  2. Stir in cold water and pour into a 8x8 baking dish. Place in the refrigerate to start setting.

  3. In a food processor, blend together the cranberries, pecans, celery and sugar into small chunks.

  4. Measure 1/2 cup of the pineapple with the juice. Stir into the cranberry mixture.

  5. When the jello is slightly set, stir in the cranberry mixture and refrigerate until it is firm, 4-6 hours.

  6. When ready to serve, cut into 9 servings and top each with 2 TBS of whipped topping.

Nutritional Facts

Calories 85
Total Fat 5g
Saturated Fat 0g
Sodium 56mg
Carbohydrates 6g
Dietary Fiber 1g
Protein 1g

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10 replies

ohneclue 2016-12-06 22:27:42 -0600 Report

Amazing to me that the Eating Well people don't realize the 2nd ingredient after water in ALL the "lite" and "Regular" whipped toppings is a TRANS FAT called "Hydrogenated shortening". So much for health to these Registered Dingbats that are on staff at Eating Well. They don't seem to know anything about the effect their recipe items effect health. Do they EVER read the recipes submitted by others? Just bizarre.

TonyaWebb 2013-11-27 14:15:11 -0600 Report

This is ALMOST the exact same recipe that my momma used to make when I was a little girl…except she did it with sugars and usually kept out the celery. This is an AMAZING cranberry relish and you can play up with different flavors!! Sometimes I change from the raspberry JellO to orange and give a good squeeze of fresh orange juice in it…sometimes I change the pecans to cashews. It's absolutely wonderful as a spread for leftover turkey sandwiches!!!!

plygrammie 2013-11-14 21:06:56 -0600 Report

I have. made this many times and it's the best. Make it for neighbors ,family as a gift and they always wait for it to come to there homes aqnd don't realize it's dietetic