When the days get hot, a fruit and nuts lime jello mold is fabulous cool treat to end a long summer day.
Here’s another recipe that I found in my mom’s recipe box that was handwritten on a piece of scratch paper. What I really like about this recipe is that it’s not an overly sweet dessert. It has just the right amount of sweetness without going overboard. So, for those that aren’t into sweet desserts, this may be the right treat for you!A cool and light summer dessert - Fruit & Nuts Lime Jello Mold recipe
Since this recipe is super easy, I didn’t take any photos of the process. Sorry. It’s pretty much dumping ingredients in a bowl and waiting for things to chill. However, what I did want to mention is that I used a 6 cup Jello mold for this recipe and everything fit perfectly inside the mold. If you don’t have a Jello mold, you can use a large bowl or a bundt pan.
Before I get to the recipe, I want to give a warning. There is one ingredient in this fruit and nuts lime Jello mold that may be a surprise. It’s not something I’ve ever put together with Jello. Drum roll please……….it’s mayonnaise! Yup, there’s mayo in this recipe!
Can you make this without mayo? Yes, but there is a taste difference. It’s subtle, but the mayo actually helps blend the taste of the cottage cheese and Jell-O. When made without the mayo, you can distinctly taste the cottage cheese and Jell-O. After trying this recipe with and without mayo, I prefer it with the mayo.
Update 7/5/2019: I’ve made this with strawberry Jell-O and I prefer it over lime, but my husband prefers the lime. Try this recipe with your favorite Jell-O flavor and see what you like best.