Far from Perfection the Perfection Salad Will for Sure Make an Impression

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Far from Perfection the Perfection Salad Will for Sure Make an Impression

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If you ever went through your grandma's recipe card collection you might have stumbled onto this forgotten American culinary creation. Maybe grandma should have hid this recipe a little better but here it is the Perfection Salad!

The best way to describe this salad is all your crunchy veggies suspended in a jello salad dressing. Might sound a little odd but definitely worth the experiment for pure shock factor at your next potluck!


  • 2 envelopes unflavored gelatin
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 can (24 oz) apple juice
  • 1 cup lemon juice
  • 4 tablespoons vinegar
  • 1 cup shredded carrot
  • 1 cup sliced celery
  • 1 cup finely shredded cabbage
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1 can (4 oz) chopped pimiento


  1. In small saucepan, combine gelatin, sugar, and salt; mix well.
  2. Add 1 cup water. Heat over low heat, stirring constantly, until sugar and gelatin are dissolved. Remove from heat.
  3. Stir in apple juice, lemon juice, vinegar, and 1/4 cup cold water. Pour into medium bowl. Refrigerate 1 hour, or until mixture is consistency of unbeaten egg white.
  4. Add carrot, celery, cabbage, green pepper, and pimiento; stir until well combined.
  5. Turn into decorative, 1 1/2-quart mold. Refrigerate 4 hours,or until firm.
  6. To unmold: Run small spatula around edge of mold; invert onto serving plate. Place hot dishcloth over mold; shake gently to release. Repeat, if necessary. Lift off mold. refrigerate until ready to serve.