Monday, January 21, 2013

Orange Buttermilk Salad!


 
 
This is one of those "salads" that is really almost a light dessert, but however you serve it, it's really delicious.  I am not a person who is really crazy about the congealed, creamy, fruity salads, but this one is one of my favorites.  If you are one of those folks who doesn't care for buttermilk, don't worry, you will never know this has buttermilk in it when it's all mixed together.   Here is what you need for this "Orange Buttermilk Salad": 
 
 
1  8 oz. can of crushed pineapple in syrup
1  5 oz. box of orange flavored Jello gelatin
2 cups buttermilk
1 8 oz. container of whipped topping, thawed
1 (11oz.)  can mandarin oranges, drained
1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
 
Place pineapple with it's juice in the microwave and cook until it boils...about 2 to 2 1/2 minutes in most microwaves.   Pour orange gelatin in and mix.  Let this cool to room temperature.  Whisk in the buttermilk. Fold in the whipped topping, mandarin orange segments and the nuts.  You can pour this into an 8 cup mold or in a pretty glass serving bowl.  Cover and chill for at least 4 hours or overnight is best. 
 
This basic recipe can be easily altered by to make different flavors.  For example by using cherry gelatin and a cup of chopped maraschino cherries, you can change this to a Cherry Buttermilk Salad.
 
Orange Buttermilk Salad 
 



26 comments:

  1. oh my gosh, that sounds good, I was wondering when I saw the name what on earth it was going to be, but after reading, it sounds great!! I love your blog and recipes!!

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  2. I make it low fat and sugar free and it is good. The buttermilk makes it zing!

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  3. My mom used to make this for church suppers and I haven't had it in years! She didn't add buttermilk to it and maybe she should have - I always WANTED to like hers, but just could get there. I think I will make this as a surprise for her this weekend. She will love it!

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  4. You have a good cornpone recipe?

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  5. Do you have a good cornpone recipe?

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  6. I would imagine you could substitute pineapple in juice, instead of syrup, substitute sugar free gelatin for regular and also fat free topping instead of the regular topping. Would make this just about guilt free!

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  7. Love the sound of this!

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  8. Is the can of mandarin oranges small or a larger size?? Thanks

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  9. I make this...only...I use cottage cheese instead of buttermilk....It is very good....

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    1. I make with cottage cheese also.

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    2. Mom used to make it with cottage cheese, too, and I believe shredded coconut, too.

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    3. I use sour cream instead of buttermilk. My husband wouldn't eat it if he knew it had sour cream in it; but like the buttermilk, you don't taste it. :)

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  10. I used the 11 oz. can of mandarin oranges, but I think the larger size would work also.

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  11. Made it,love it! I think it taste like the one with cottage cheese, just smooth. I used a larger can of pineapple in its juice and 2 cans of the oranges and left off the pecans. My husband loved it also and it didn't last long. The next one i make will be with the sugar free gelatin and I am thinking about chopping up a bananna and maybe a little coconut.

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  12. My mother always made this but never used the mandarin oranges and used the pineapples in their own juice. It's great with Lemon or Cherry Jello.

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  13. I love the fact that my "unknown friends" lends their variations ...it all sounds wonderful...

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  14. I have never had this before and I'm going to make some all I need is buttermilk Yum

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  15. This looks delicious! This is about the 4th or 5th recipe of yours that I've pinned since last night!

    Thanks so much.
    Hugs…Tracy @ Cotton Pickin Cute
    cpcblogging(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  16. Can real whipped cream be used? I do not like fake whipped topping.

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  17. can you heat the pineapple on stovetop, don't have a microwave

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  18. I make this with pasticcio jello and walnuts but still use mandarin oranges. My family loves it! I have also used fruit cocktail and it is just as delicious. I think any variation will work.

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  19. I Make this every time the family visits. They love it!

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  20. Kathy,

    I just want to tell you how much I have enjoyed your recipes and the details instructions for making them. Being from the south, I have thoroughly enjoyed trying and eating everything I've fixed so far from your website. I've also gained about 8 lbs. over the past few months...but it's been worth it. Thank you so much for your wonderful recipes. My family and I appreciate it very much.

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  21. This sounds great. But, I don't need the pecans. What can I substitute for the nuts?

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  22. Had this tonight and LUVED it! Sweet but tangy too!!
    thanks so much for sharing!
    Cookie

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  23. I have made this for years, but used cottage cheese instead of buttermilk. I am not a fan of cottage cheese, but, as you said of the buttermilk, you could not taste it. I am glad to hear you can use buttermilk as I did not like the texture of the cottage cheese. Thank you for your posts and all your recipes. I truly enjoy them!

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