Cranberry Salad for Turkey always tastes better when you make it at home in your own cozy kitchen. This easy to make cranberry jello salad uses only six ingredients and takes 40 minutes to make.
Cranberry Jello Salad vs. Cranberry Sauce
So what’s the difference between Cranberry Jello Salad and Cranberry sauce? It’s simple. Cranberry sauce is made with only cranberries, water, and sugar. Cranberry sauce is a traditional holiday complement to your turkey. But this salad, on the other hand, takes cranberry sauce to the next level.
This cranberry jello salad adds a few other sweeteners to make it extremely flavorful. Once you make Cranberry Salad for Turkey, you will never go back. One bite and you will wish to make fresh cranberry salad every year when you make a turkey.
Cranberry Salad for Turkey
This salad is the perfect pairing for your Thanksgiving turkey or any other time you enjoy turkey. And you only need six ingredients.
Here’s what you need:
- Fresh Cranberries
- Lemon-flavored Gelatin
Put the cranberries and orange into the food chopper and add the celery and sugar. In a bowl, mix the hot water and gelatin and put it in the refrigerator until syrupy. Add the cranberry mixture to the gelatin and refrigerate until set.
- If you don’t have a food chopper or grinder you can use your food processor to cut everything up.
- Want to mix it up? You can also add apples, pineapples and walnuts to your cranberry jello salad.
- Make your Cranberry Jello Salad a dessert by adding a whipped cream topping to it.
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Cranberry Jello Salad
- 6 ounces lemon Jello gelatin
- 3 cups hot water
- 2 cups fresh cranberries
- 1 orange peeled, quartered, and seeds removed
- 1/2 cup chopped celery
- 1 3/4 cups sugar
- Combine the gelatin and hot water in a large bowl and refrigerate until syrupy. It should become syrupy in about 90 minutes. Keep an eye on it to ensure that it doesn’t set up completely.
- Stir the cranberry mixture into the gelatin and refrigerate until set.
• Want to mix it up? You can add apples, canned pineapple, or walnuts to your cranberry salad. Don’t use fresh or frozen pineapple, as the gelatin may not solidify.
• Make your cranberry salad a dessert by topping it with whipped cream.