Lemon Pineapple Jell-O with Pineapple Whipped Cream Topping is a light and refreshing slice of vintage wonderfulness! The deliciously sweet and citrusy stuff can be served as a salad or a dessert and served with or without the chopped walnuts on top.
We keep Easter pretty traditional at our house most years. Ham, some kind of cheesy potatoes, rolls (like my SIL Deborah’s Knotted Orange Sweet Rolls), something green (like Green Beans with Bacon and Pine Nuts or Oven Roasted Asparagus with Garlic, Parmesan, and Lemon), and this Lemon Pineapple Jell-O with Pineapple Whipped Cream Topping.
To me having a lemon pineapple Jell-O with Easter dinner seems traditional since this Jell-O was always served with ham when I was growing up. Now it seems all vintage and I feel all circa 1950’s/1960’s serving it, but gosh I just love it and it’s so good! I’m interested in hearing of your “traditional” Easter menu foods that may not seem as traditional to others in the comments below!
I know it’s weird to call Jell-O a salad and really this is more of just an excuse to eat dessert with your dinner, but that’s how we roll around here. The light, citrusy lemon and pineapple flavors with the creamy pineapple whipped cream topping go so well with the salty-sweet ham and rich, cheesy potatoes. They just NEED to be served together! Besides, then you can have a REAL dessert like Blueberry Sour Cream Custard Pie afterwards and not feel guilt about having multiple desserts.
If you aren’t feeling the chopped walnuts sprinkled over your Jell-O then by all means leave them off. But the texture and flavor of the walnuts is so different and good with this Jell-O! I know it seems weird, but Jell-O is weird stuff so I say go for it and at least give it a try!
If you love Jell-O like I do, you might also be interested in trying my Triple Layer Vintage Christmas Jell-O!
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