salads

Classic green pea salad recipe (1970)
Classic green pea salad recipe (1970)

When a friend of ours told us that she had concocted a green pea salad that her three children and her husband thoroughly approved, we begged for the recipe.

Fancy fruit and veg Do-it-yourself garnishes (1965)
Fancy fruit & veg! Do-it-yourself garnishes (1965)

Garnishes can also be an integral part of a dish. What could be prettier than a carrot larkspur, a turnip narcissus, or a cucumber lily? Or a rose, that by any other name, is a radish, lemon, lime, or tomato?

Delicious retro watermelon recipes
17 wild & wonderful retro watermelon recipes

It’s surprising what you can do with watermelon – cook it, chill it, pickle it – for a side dish, salad, dessert, drink, relish or topping. Here are some great watermelon recipes for you to try!

Monterey souffle salad recipe from 1953
Two ways to make savory souffle salads with Jello! (1953)

If you’re a salad-lover, but you’ve run out of new salad ideas, this will be the best news you’ve read in years! It’s a completely new kind of salad. One that wins applause — especially from men — like no other salad you ever served!

Jell-O Waldorf Wheel (1979)
Jell-O Waldorf Wheel (1979)

This molded gelatin recipe is Jell-O’s take on the classic Waldorf Salad — a turn-of-the-century hotel menu item that featured apples, celery, nuts with a creamy dressing on top.

Aspics without ado (1966)

To make a dazzling display at any dinner or lunch, serve a shimmery, splendorous aspic. (What’s an aspic? A savory, rather than sweet, gelatin encasing

Jell-O Gazpacho Jiggler (1979)
Jell-O Gazpacho Jiggler salad (1979)

This Jell-O salad is a gelatin version of gazpacho. It’s also dished up cold, but has the veggies and Worcestershire sauce suspended in a bouncy lemon Jello base.

20 classic salad dressing recipes (1901)
20 classic salad dressing recipes (1901)

The following 20 salad dressings and sauces are, without exception, easily made, and of such variety that it is possible to have a desirable change with nearly every salad made.

Monterey souffle salad recipe (1955)
Monterey souffle salad recipe (1955)

What do you get when you combine lemon jello with tuna, mayonnaise, onion, celery and pimento? A Monterey souffle salad! Here’s how they used to make it.