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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9 replies

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