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.
Retro Salad Recipe
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.
- 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
Lime Bavarian Salad Instructions
- place marshmallow and water in pan. heat until the marshmallows melt.
- add directly to the lime gelatin powder in a bowl.
- mix well and chill, but not until set.
- stir in pecans, cheese and pineapple.
- refrigerate several hours or overnight until set .
- if desired, garnish with sugared lime slice flowers with cherry centers.
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.