Orange Fluff Salad

Sunday, January 20, 2013

This salad is one that I make very often. It is orangey (is that a word?) and creamy and so simple to make. I love to keep it in the fridge for quick school morning breakfasts. You know, on those mornings when you don't want to make a real breakfast with eggs,bacon and toast, but don't want to throw sugar laden cereal down their throat. Just serve with fresh fruit and a glass of milk or juice and they are off. The recipe I grew up with calls for regular small curd cottage cheese and a separate can of pineapple tidbits . But I do not care for the large pineapple bits in my salad, so I buy the tub of cottage cheese with pineapple . Feel free to use  the tidbits, just make sure they are drained well ( the oranges too) or the salad will become very watery and will separate when refrigerated. (It will still get slightly watery after a day or so, just stir gently to recombine). This salad is also great for a mid afternoon snack.

Orange Fluff Salad

1 box orange flavored jello
1 small container cottage cheese with pineapple
1 can mandarin orange segments, drained well
1 container fat free cool whip

In a large bowl, mix the jello powder into the cottage cheese,mixing well. Add the orange segments and fold in the cool whip. Mix well.Refrigerate until chilled.

No comments:

Post a Comment