It’s the season of potlucks and backyard barbecues.

So that means you need an arsenal of easy desserts, salads and side dishes you can whip up in a snap.

JELL-O Mandarin Orange Salad is a light and refreshing dessert. perfect for potlucks and summer barbecues. It's easy to whip up a batch in a hurry.

JELL-O Mandarin Orange Salad is a potluck two-fer: it works as a dessert or a salad. And making a batch is as easy as opening up some cans, tubs and boxes, then pouring and stirring.

JELL-O Mandarin Orange Salad is a light and refreshing dessert. perfect for potlucks and summer barbecues. It's easy to whip up a batch in a hurry.

It’s also perfectly suited to outdoor parties where you want a light and fresh dessert, instead of something rich and heavy that will weigh you down.

Plus, it’s kind of a potluck tradition to bring a JELL-O salad, at least here in the South.

JELL-O Mandarin Orange Salad is a light and refreshing dessert. perfect for potlucks and summer barbecues. It's easy to whip up a batch in a hurry.

When you make this Mandarin orange salad, be sure to give it a little chill time in the fridge before serving. It’s so much better served cold, after the flavors have had time to meld.

JELL-O Mandarin Orange Salad
 
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JELL-O Mandarin Orange Salad is a light and refreshing dessert. perfect for potlucks and summer barbecues. It's easy to whip up a batch in a hurry.
Ingredients
  • 1 small can mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1 small can crushed pineapple or pineapple chunks, drained
  • 1 package orange-flavored gelatin
  • 8 ounces frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 12 ounces cottage cheese
Instructions
  1. Pour all ingredients into a large bowl and stir to combine.
  2. Refrigerate before serving.

If you’re making this for a crowd, you’ll probably want to double (or triple) the recipe.

Feel free to lighten things up by using oranges and pineapples in their own juice, sugar-free gelatin and low-fat or fat-free cottage cheese and whipped topping.

JELL-O Mandarin Orange Salad is a light and refreshing dessert. perfect for potlucks and summer barbecues. It's easy to whip up a batch in a hurry.

I personally think Mandarin orange salad is a pretty tasty breakfast, too.

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And don’t forget to pin this Mandarin orange salad recipe to save for your next potluck.

JELL-O Mandarin Orange Salad is a light and refreshing dessert. perfect for potlucks and summer barbecues. It's easy to whip up a batch in a hurry.



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  2. I haven’t had Jello salad in awhile. This looks delicious.

    Thanks for sharing on Tasty Tuesdays link up. Hope to see you back next week.
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  3. Love the recipe! Thanks for sharing it at the Inspiration Spotlight Party. Pinned & shared. Hope to see you again soon. Have a great rest of your week.
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  4. What a great recipe! It’s been a long time since I had JELL-O salad :)

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