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  December 05, 2023

St. Patrick's Day Recipes - Irish Jig Salad
Irish Food Ideas - Salads and Side Dishes

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When refrigerating the gelatin the second time to determine if the gelatin is thick enough pull a spoon through from one side to the other. If the spoon leaves an impression in the gelatin it is thick enough to add the remaining ingredients.

Product: St. Patrick's Day Recipes for Kids
Category: Irish Food Ideas - Salads and Side Dishes


Irish Jig Salad


  • 1 1/2 C boiling water
  • 1 (6 oz.) pkg. lime gelatin
  • 1/4 t salt
  • 1 1/2 C of cold water
  • 1 T lemon juice
  • 1/2 C sour cream
  • 1/2 C prepared salad dressing
  • 1 cucumber, peeled, seeded and chopped
  • 2 T white onion, chopped
  • 1 t dill weed


  1. Carefully pour the boiling water into a large mixing bowl.
  2. Add the gelatin powder and salt.
  3. Whisk until the gelatin powder is completely dissolved.
  4. Pour the cold water into the mixture.
  5. Add the lemon juice and stir to combine well.
  6. Refrigerate the gelatin for 1 hour or until just beginning to become thick.
  7. Place the sour cream and salad dressing together in a mixing bowl and blend together.
  8. Add the sour cream mixture to the slightly thick gelatin mixture.
  9. Place the gelatin back in the refrigerator for 15 minutes.
  10. Fold in the cucumber and onion until well combined.
  11. Sprinkle the dill weed into the gelatin mixture and mix to incorporate well.
  12. Spray a 5 C gelatin mold with a non stick cooking spray.
  13. Pour the gelatin mixture into the prepared mold.
  14. Refrigerate 5 hours or until very firm.

Serves: 10

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