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My fruit choices sometimes match the Jello flavor (Ex.: mandarin orange slices and drained crushed pineapple with orange Jello. Or drained fruit cocktail with lime Jello.) With fruit cocktail, no more fruit is necessary unless you want to add it.
You don't have to use sugarfree ingredients in this, if you choose not to.
Source: A pal brought a dish of this to my Papaw's memorial years ago. I though it was heavenly and asked for the recipe. I've changed it to suit my own tastes, any fruits can be used in it. This recipe always gets compliments.
By Terri from NV
Yield: 12 servings
Drain pineapple, reserving juice. Prepare gelatin in large bowl according to package directions, adding salt and using reserved pineapple juice as part of the liquid.
Mix pineapple, cabbage, celery, carrot, bell pepper, and olives into gelatin mixture. Pour into ungreased 13x9-inch baking dish. Refrigerate until firm, 4 to 5 hours.
Cut salad into squares; arrange on lettuce-lined plates. Top each serving with a tablespoon of mayonnaise.
Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/12 of recipe): Calories: 36, Fat: 0.4 g, Saturated Fat: 0.1 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 265 mg, Protein: 1.1 g, Carbs: 6.9 g
Diabetic Exchanges: 1 Vegetable
By Robin from Washington, IA
Mix and refrigerate
By Great Granny Vi from Moorpark, CA