Double Berry Jello Salad
Double Berry Jello Salad made with sugar-free jello is perfect for a more carb-conscious jello salad for Thanksgiving! Use Thanksgiving Recipes for more ideas like this one.
I’ve been having fun sharing more carb-conscious Thanksgiving Recipes, starting out with Roasted Butternut Squash with Rosemary and Balsamic Vinegar as an alternative for traditional sugar and butter laden candied yams, and Roasted Cauliflower as a possible alternative to potatoes. Today I’m giving a suggestion for a more carb-conscious version of something that’s always been traditional for Thanksgiving dinner in my family.
If you live in a place where Jello is the official state snack, right in the heart of the Jello Belt, you’ve got to have some kind of jello salad for Thanksgiving dinner, right? I’ve never really been a fan of Jello, despite being a life-long Utah resident, so keep that in mind when I tell you how much I loved this salad.
It tasted much better than I ever imagined Jello could taste, and with cranberries, celery, and pecans, this tasted like a salad not a dessert. Of course, using sugar free Jello is essential here, but even with that change, there’s still some sugar in the canned cranberry sauce. However, pecans, celery, and sugar-free jello are all good low-carb options, Thanksgiving only comes once a year, and this is something you won’t eat a huge amount of, so I’d still consider it a good holiday salad for a treat.
I found this recipe in the Southern Living Christmas Cookbook, which I bought when it appeared in the faculty room at school as part of a book promotion, and I highly recommend this book. It features all kinds of interesting looking recipes, including some very, very easy recipes for seasonal holiday dishes that I thought looked great.
Double Berry Jello Salad
Double Berry Jello Salad made with sugar-free jello is perfect for a more carb-conscious jello salad.
- 1 3-ounce package sugar-free raspberry gelatin
- 1 cup boiling water
- 1 16-ounce can whole berry cranberry sauce (buy the sugar-free variety if you can find it!)
- 3/4 cup celery, very finely chopped
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans
- lettuce of your choice for serving, optional
- Combine gelatin and boiling water in a glass bowl, stirring until all gelatin is dissolved.
- Chill until mixture is the consistency of unbeaten egg white (about 45 minutes in refrigerator.)
- Stir in cranberry sauce, chopped pecans, and diced celery.
- Spray square glass casserole dish with non-stick spray or oil lightly with vegetable oil.
- Spoon mixture into dish, cover, and chill until firm, about 3 hours.
- Serve as a salad, on a bed of lettuce or arugula if desired.
Recipe slightly adapted from the Southern Living Christmas Cookbook.
Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
Unless you can find the sugar-free whole cranberry sauce, this Double Berry Jello Salad still has some sugar from the cranberries. But for a once-a-year holiday salad I’d say this is a great dish for low-carb and low-glycemic diet plans.
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