Thursday, February 5, 2009

Holiday Salad (Mrs. L. H. Stauffer)

1 can (20 ounces) pineapple slices
1 1/4 cups hot water
1 1/2 cups cold water
1 teaspoon dried mint, optional
1 package (6 ounces) strawberry flavored gelatin
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons lemon juice
3/4 cup pineapple juice
2 cups avocado balls (about 2 large avocados)

Drain pineapple; reserve syrup. add the 1 1/4 cups hot water to syrup. Add mint and heat to boiling. Stir in gelatin and salt, continuing to stir until gelatin is dissolved. Strain through fine sieve to remove mint. Stir in lemon juice, and 1 1/2 cup cold cold water. Cool until gelatin begins to thicken. arrange 6 or 7 pineapple slices in bottom of 6-cup ring mold.

Place an avocado ball in the center of each slice. Fold remaining avocado balls into slightly thickened gelatin and spoon carefully into mold. Chill until firm. Unmold and garnish with remaining pineapple slices. Makes 8 servings.

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