Retro Recipe: Lime Bavarian Salad

Retro Lime Bavarian Salad
Retro Lime Bavarian Salad | Source

Retro Salad Recipe

I will have to say that it was regrettably an unfortunate incident that caused me to come up with this retro recipe for lime Bavarian salad. My mother, an octogenarian, was recently recovering from a short illness, and doing quite well. My sister picked her from the hospital to go home on a chilly but sunny winter Saturday and was involved in a pretty serious car crash.

Back to the hospital they went, this time both as patients. A few cracked bones and bruises turned out to be quite devastating for my mother. My sister, although not admitted to the hospital, was quite banged up as well. So I took some time off to go and stay with Mom while Sis recovered.

Stirring around in the still unfamiliar kitchen (she moved into a condo a few years ago), I happened upon her old cook book from the local women's church group. Published in 1979, it contained all sorts of interesting recipes, all neatly typed in old typewriter pica type with the name of the Lady's Auxiliary member submitting the recipe. They were neatly bound with plastic spirals and colorful dividers for the recipe categories.

During the 1960s and 1970s, congealed salads made with different flavors of gelatin, fruits, cheeses and other ingredients were popular. I am sharing what turned out to be one of my favorite retro recipes, a version of lime Bavarian salad.

There are several different Bavarian salad recipes from potato salads to fruit salads. This fruity jello salad incorporates crushed pineapple and lime jello with mozzarella cheese. Cool Whip and marshmallows add fluff and sweetness, while chopped pecans add crunch.

Try this retro salad for a change of pace from all those regular salads. It will compliment any meal.

Cook Time

  • Prep time: 1 hour
  • Ready in: 1 hour
  • Yields: Chill overnight, yields 8-12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 small can pineapple, crushed and drained
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 small package lime jello
  • 1 cup pecans
  • 1 cup Mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 20 marshmallows
  • 1 large container Cool Whip

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Lime Bavarian Salad

  1. place marshmallow and water in pan. heat until the marshmallows melt.
  2. add directly to the lime gelatin powder in a bowl.
  3. mix well and chill, but not until set.
  4. stir in pecans, cheese and pineapple.
  5. refrigerate several hours or overnight until set .
  6. if desired, garnish with sugared lime slice flowers with cherry centers.
start by melting marsh mellows in hot water.
start by melting marsh mellows in hot water. | Source
stir in crushed pineapple, pecans and mozzarella cheese
stir in crushed pineapple, pecans and mozzarella cheese | Source
fold in Cool Whip. chill a few hours or overnight
fold in Cool Whip. chill a few hours or overnight | Source
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Nutrition Information for Lime Bavarian Salad

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: One cup
Calories 125
Calories from Fat27
% Daily Value *
Fat 3 g5%
Saturated fat 2 g10%
Unsaturated fat 1 g
Carbohydrates 12 g4%
Sugar 6 g
Fiber 1 g4%
Protein 3 g6%
Cholesterol 10 mg3%
Sodium 6 mg
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.
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Bavarian Cuisine

Delicious, authentic Bavarian food reflects regional cooking that developed over centuries. Growing out of the rural areas, the recipes were refined by Bavarian dukes to serve to the royal court.

Some other Bavarian and starter dishes include warm red cabbage salad, sausage salad, potato salad with radishes, white cabbage salad with horseradish and cauliflower salad.

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pstraubie48 3 years ago from sunny Florida

First of all Rebecca, I hope your Mother and sister are both on the mend. Life never lets us have any dull moments....

Thanks for sharing the retro recipe I can almost smell the lime....one of my favorite fruits.

I am bookmarking to add to my files. Thanks for sharing :) ps


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rebeccamealey 3 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA Author

Thanks pstraubie48. They are doing better, but it has been tough for my Mom at her age. I am glad you liked the recipe.


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lindacee 3 years ago from Southern Arizona

This recipe so much reminds me of family dinners and holidays years ago. I like the addition of mozzarella cheese--that's new to me and sounds delish! It's high time to revisit these old favorites. Thank you for sharing this recipe. I hope both your mother and sister are recovering from their injuries. :)


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rebeccamealey 3 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA Author

Thanks Lina. I noticed that some of the other similar recipes I checked out online used cottage cheese. I might try that. It was good though, thanks for your well wishes.


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prasetio30 3 years ago from malang-indonesia

My friend, you always do the best here. I love the recipe and step by step instruction with pictures. Thanks for writing and share with us. Voted up!

Prasetio


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rebeccamealey 3 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA Author

Thanks, prasetio!


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unknown spy 3 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

i love the idea of the flower on top..really looks delicious!


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rebeccamealey 3 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA Author

LOL. That flower was hard to make. The lime is so juicy. I threw a bunch of sugar on it to dry out the water, so it was pretty much non-edible...but the salad was good! Thanks for commenting.


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rajan jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

Rebecca, thanks for this lovely retro Lime Bavarian salad recipe. Looks wonderful. I pray your mom and sis recover fully soon.

Thanks for sharing. Voted up and interesting.


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rebeccamealey 3 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA Author

You are welcome, Rajan, and thanks for the prayers.


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Peggy W 3 years ago from Houston, Texas

Hi Rebecca,

I hope that your mother and sister are healing and feeling much better with each and every day. It is so nice that you can spend some time with your mother while she needs some extra help.

Looking through old cookbooks and recipes is fun. I have also been going through my mother's as well as my mother-in-law's collections of recipes and am finding some good ones. I definitely remember when gelatin based salads were very popular. This lime Bavarian salad sounds like it would be refreshing and good. Thanks for the recipe.

Sending good thoughts and prayers your way.


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rebeccamealey 3 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA Author

Thanks Peggy . There were oodles of gelatin based salads in the cook book. This one looked like the best, so I chose it. I didn't want to over do the retro recipe idea.


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tobusiness 3 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

Hi Rebecca, I do hope your mother and sister have recovered from the accident. However; I'm glad you found the recipe, it looks simply delicious and different from the usual suspects.

Since I've never tried Bavarian salad, well....not that I'm aware of at any rate, this will be a nice change.

Thank you, voting up and sharing.


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rebeccamealey 3 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA Author

Thanks, tobusiness. Mom and Sis are doing much better now. I am excited that you are going to try the recipe. It is really different and easy too!


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Au fait 3 years ago from North Texas

This sounds pretty yummy and looks pretty too! Jello salads used to be so popular. I think I'm going to have to try this one. It reminds me of a salad I loved at a favorite restaurant years ago. I've been trying to figure that recipe out all this time, and this just might be it!


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moonlake 3 years ago from America

I make something like this and have for years. Your recipe is a little different but I like the way it sounds. Voted up and shared.


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sgbrown 3 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

I love jello salads, they are a good "lite" dessert for me. Lime is probably my favorite flavor of jello. I have never heard of adding mozarella cheese to a jello dessert, but it really sounds good! Definitely going to give this a try! Voting up and yummy! Maybe that is useful... :)


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beingwell 3 years ago from Bangkok

Thanks for the recipe! Looks ok for desserts, too! :) Sharing this with my hub followers.


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midget38 3 years ago from Singapore

I think the salty-sour combi will be great! Thanks for sharing, Rebecca. Shared!


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CyberShelley 3 years ago

Definitely one for the recipe book - it sounds innovative and fun. I love cooking but this is so different I would never have tried it on my own! Thanks for recipe, voted up, interesting and useful.


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rebeccamealey 3 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA Author

I am glad you found this recipe different and interesting. Thanks for those votes!


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vespawoolf 3 years ago from Peru, South America

I'm glad your mother and sister recovered well from the accident. What a shock! This retro recipe reminds me of a dessert my grandmother used to make. I'll have to whip it up sometime--thanks for bringing back nice memories!


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rebeccamealey 3 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA Author

Thanks! There were bunches of old recipes in that book, many congealed salad ones like this. I am glad you liked it, and I will be sharing more!


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Dolores Monet 3 years ago from East Coast, United States

When I saw the phrase "congealed salad" I just had to read. I remember those salads from back in the day. I used to call them church supper food. Not sure if I will actually try this one, but I certainly enjoyed reading about it.


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rebeccamealey 3 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA Author

Cute comment. Honest, and I like that.


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CraftytotheCore 3 years ago

Rebecca, you totally brought me back to my grandmother's kitchen table at Christmas! She used to serve this recipe every year at the annual family dinner. I haven't seen this recipe anywhere since! Fantastic. Thanks so much for writing about this recipe. I'm so sorry a terrible incident led you to it. It does bring back warm memories.


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rebeccamealey 3 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA Author

Aw, I am so glad. I'll bet your Grandma was a sweet lady. Everyone in the family is OK now. Thanks!


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PegCole17 3 years ago from Dallas, Texas

This recipe is so memorable from any number of church gatherings years ago. There was always a dish of this served. I've seen it prepared with the marshmallows still firm but I like your method of melting them. Thank you for this wonderful recipe.


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rebeccamealey 3 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA Author

You are very welcome, I hope you get to use it. Maybe during Christmas.


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brakel2 2 years ago from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

I love this recipe which reminds of a similar one I make. Mine has the jellos and cottage cheese, fruit and Kool Whip. Anyway this looks absolutely delicious and so easy to make. I hope your mother recovered, as you had fun with the cook book. Sometimes, we find things we never knew existed, by accident. Sharing Blessings, Audrey


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rebeccamealey 2 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA Author

Thanks,brake12. Yes, I am enjoying that cook book.


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Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South

Mm; this does sound good and I bet I would love it served on a big lettuce leaf with cottage cheese! Delicious and pretty. Up and sharing.


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rebeccamealey 2 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA Author

Thanks Jackie...going to visit my mother next week, so this was timely, and thanks for the share!


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rebeccamealey 2 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA Author

Thanks, Jackie!


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truthfornow 2 years ago from New Orleans, LA

I remember seeing these types of salads around when I was little - not so much now days. So, a trip down memory lane.


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rebeccamealey 2 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA Author

Yep, that's true. Thanks for stopping by!

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