Strawberry Dream Salad!

This strawberry salad is a really old recipe that we have been making for years.  It's a bit different from some of the other congealed salads and is not really quite as sweet.   It is really  tasty though. It's perfect for potlucks and holiday meals.   Here is what you need for this one: 
2  (3 oz.) pkg. strawberry gelatin
1 cup water
2 (10 oz.) boxes frozen strawberries
3 bananas, mashed
1 (20 oz.) can of crushed pineapple, drained
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 (16oz.) container of sour cream
1 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese,softened
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
Bring the water to a boil in a medium saucepan.  Add gelatin to dissolve.  Add strawberries and break them up to separate them.  Add the rest of the ingredients, except the sour cream cream cheese sugar, and vanilla.  Pour half of the mixture of the mixture in a 9"x13" dish.  Refrigerate until soft set.
Mix the sour cream, cream cheese, vanilla, and sugar until smooth.  Spread over the gelatin layer.
Pour the rest of the gelatin/fruit mixture over the top of this layer.   Chill for at least 4 hours.  Cut in squares and top with a dollop of whipped cream to serve.




  1. Have you ever tried fresh strawberries instead of frpzen? It is strawberry season here now and would love to tweek it a bit. I can even use sugar free jello and make it diabetic friendly.

    1. that's my question also...can we use fresh strawberries?

  2. Do you have the strawberry salad that uses pretzels? Love to see it posted.

  3. Sounds great can't wait to try.....