This 1950s sequin salad had cauliflower & onion in lime gelatin (but why?)

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Vintage fifties sequin salad jello recipe

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Sequin salad — what is it, you might ask? Basically, it was vinegar-soaked cauliflower, pimiento and onion suspended in lime jello.

Could anyone say no to that? If you were around when this recipe was shared back in 1955, you might have had the chance.

Sequin salad vintage ’50s recipe


1 package lime Jell-O
1 cup hot water
1 cup cold water
2 tablespoons vinegar
1 teaspoon salt
dash of pepper
2 to 3 teaspoons grated onion
1-1/4 cups very small pieces raw cauliflower
1/4 cup diced pimiento


Dissolve Jell-O in hot water. Add cold water. Chill until slightly thickened. Meanwhile, mix vinegar, salt and pepper together in a small bowl; add onion, cauliflower and pimento. Let stand to blend.

When Jell-O is slightly thickened, fold in seasoned vegetables. Pour into individual molds. Chill until firm.

Unmold on crisp greens. Serve with mayonnaise or French dressing, if desired. Makes 4 or 5 servings.

MORE: How long does it take to make jello? See a chart!

Retro sequin salad Jell-O mold had cauliflower & onion in lime gelatin


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