Sea Foam Salad

One of my all time favorite recipes to have for Thanksgiving is Sea Foam Salad. This one is a must for me. No matter if there are only two of us or two dozen of us.Sea Foam Salad |

Today is kind of a special day for me. Today is my 1st blog anniversary or as we here in the blogging world like to call it blogiversary. I wanted to take a moment and just say Thank you! Thank you to my husband who has put up with my blogging obsession. To my kids who are such good supporters . Cheering me on through each recipe, each photograph and each like on social media!
Thank you to YOU! For all of those who come back time and time again to see what I have come up with week after week! It really means so much to me!!Blogiversary Pic

What exactly is Sea Foam Salad. Well basically it is this 4 ingredient wonderful tasting dessert that is quick to fix and even quicker to eat! It has crushed pineapple, lime jell-o, cream cheese and cool whip! My mom always had this salad on the buffet table for Thanksgiving. Not the dessert table but the actually food table. Maybe because it is called salad, I am not really sure why but it was always the first thing I needed on my plate. Forget the turkey, forget the mashed potatoes I needed Sea Foam Salad. It really does compliment the turkey, mashed potatoes, green beans and corn. What I love about this is that you can use any flavor of jell-o. I have made it with orange and strawberry too. My kids want it blue so I think my next adventure is Blue Raspberry!
Sea Foam Salad |

So today a few of my blogging friends are joining me in celebrating today! Brenna from Life After Laundry and Tahny from Tahny Cooks are making their favorite Thanksgiving dishes. So make sure you click over to see what they have in store for you. I will give you a sneak peek but you will definitely want to see what they are up too.Sea Foam Salad |

Lastly I just wanted to say HAPPY THANKSGIVING to those of you in the USA who are celebrating. May you find many things to be thankful for this year!

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Sea Foam Salad
Recipe type: dessert, side
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Serves: 6
Light, fluffy cool whip salad with lime flavored jello!
  • 20 oz can crushed pineapple
  • 3 oz box lime jello gelatin
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 8 oz cool whip
  1. Drain crushed pineapple. Reserve the juice. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl add cream cheese. Set aside.
  3. In small pot add pineapple juice and jello.
  4. Bring to a boil while constantly stirring to dissolve the jello.
  5. Pour over cream cheese. Using a fork break up the cream cheese and mix with the jello.
  6. Allow it to gel in the refrigerator for 45 minutes.
  7. Add pineapple and cool whip. Stir well together.
  8. Store in refrigerator till ready to serve. ENJOY!


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  1. says

    Happy Blogiversary, Nancy!!! So glad to know you and all your delicious recipes!!! Cheers to many, many more blogiversaries! XO
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  2. says

    Congratulations on your 1 year blogiversary!! As a new blogger, I am reading this dreaming of the day next fall when I will be saying the same thing (and wondering where this blogging hobby will take me!) I am very happy for you and am sharing in your excitement!!
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  3. says

    Congrats on your 1 yr Blog Anniversary! I just celebrated mine this month as well. It’s amazing how fast a year goes buy.

    I’m finding your sea foam salad really interesting .. I’m not a big fan of lime, but .. it really looks like an interesting desert.

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    • Nancy P. says

      Yes someone had asked me is it was Watergate salad. But that salad is made with pistachio pudding and has nuts and a few other different things. But that is why they look alike because I used lime jello here. But you really can use any flavor! Thanks!

  4. says

    Congratulations on your first year! I’m right behind you with my anniversary next month. What a great milestone! This salad looks really fun, and I know my kids would love it. Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Saturday Night Fever! Hope to see you back tomorrow 🙂
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  5. Cynthia says

    Congrats on your blogiversary! My mom used to make something similar to your sea foam salad and I always loved it. Thank you for linking to the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party. I look forward to seeing you next week.

  6. Lisa says

    My jello-pineapple juice-cream cheese mixture wasn’t setup *at all* after 45 mins in the fridge 🙁 it was still totally watery. I did bring it to a boil before adding to crm chz.
    It wasn’t instant jello, but your recipe didn’t specify instant… So I’m hoping it’ll still turn out.

    • Nancy P. says

      Hi Lisa, I don’t believe there is instant jello. At least no to my knowledge. I did indicate I used jello lime gelatin. I hope it turns out for you!

  7. judith says

    I’ve made something like this many times but I didn’t use cream cheese but
    cottage cheese and it was a salad not dessert. I even thru in a few crushed
    walnuts. Oh yum! Only problem is my husband doesn’t care for cottage cheese
    so maybe I’ll try ti with cream cheese. I even have all the ingredients in the kitchen.
    Todays a good day, right?

  8. Karen P. says

    Help! I want to make this as a side dish for Christmas, so I tried it today. I followed the recipe to the letter. After 45 minutes, the Jell-O did not seem to set at all. So, when I stirred in the pineapple and Cool Whip, it doesn’t appear to look one bit like the photo. I fear I drained the pineapple too thoroughly and there was too much liquid. Help?

    • Nancy P. says

      Hi Karen, if you could email me ([email protected]) so maybe I could walk you through the steps. The pineapple needed to be drained completely so you could use that juice and mix it with the jello during the boiling process. Also it shouldn’t set completely. If you let it set too much the jello will be clumpy when mixing it with the cool whip and pineapple. And what I mean when I say that is you will have lumps of jello in your mixture.

      • Karen P. says

        Okay! So maybe I did do it correctly. I was looking for the Jell-O to have “set” a bit more than it did, as the photo seems to indicate a darker green (being the Jell-O itself). I will tell you that my husband is eating this “trial run,” and is loving every bite (me too)…and he really doesn’t like pineapple. So, we have a winner! Thank you for your reply, Nancy! Merry Christmas!

  9. Veronica says

    This salad is great, I ate the whole thing myself! This is definitely something I’m going to make often and even bring to parties or a bbq! I’m going to try it with strawberry flavor next!

    • Nancy P. says

      Thanks so much Veronica for coming back and commenting and letting me know! I have eaten this by myself quite a few times! 🙂 Enjoy! And I love the strawberry idea!

  10. Cyndi says

    I missed your first anniversary but congrats! My mother in law made something similar to this and we all loved it. I know I wrote the recipe down but have looked for it for years and can’t find it. Thanks for putting this on your site. The only difference is she used the powdered whipped topping which I can’t remember the name of right now. *L* Anyway it was refreshing and easy to make. Many more happy years of blogging!!


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