Christmas Recipes

Cranberry Margarita Molded Salad

Cranberry Margarita Molded Salad recipe

Yield: 10 servings



  • 1 (6 ounce) box wild strawberry-flavored gelatin dessert mix
  • 1 1/2 cups boiling water
  • 1 (16 ounce) can Ocean Spray Whole Berry Cranberry Sauce
  • 1 (8 ounce) container frozen sliced sweetened strawberries, thawed slightly
  • 1 (10 ounce) can frozen margarita mix, thawed
  • 1/2 cup tequila (optional)

Cranberry Sugar

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons fresh cranberries



  1. Spray 6-cup gelatin mold with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Combine gelatin dessert mix and boiling water in a large bowl, stirring until gelatin has dissolved.
  3. Place cranberry sauce in a small bowl and beat with a fork until smooth.
  4. Stir into gelatin mixture.
  5. Add remaining ingredients, mixing well.
  6. Pour into mold. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 4 hours or until serving time.
  7. When ready to serve, dip mold into warm water for 7 to 10 seconds or until gelatin loosens.
  8. Place serving plate on top of mold, invert and remove mold.

Cranberry Sugar

  1. Place sugar and cranberries in a food processor. Process until smooth and evenly-colored.
  2. Spoon sugar into shallow dish.
  3. For individual servings, dip the rims of 10 margarita glasses in Cranberry Sugar 2 or 3 times or until rims are thickly coated with cranberry sugar. (No need to moisten rims first.).
  4. Prepare molded salad recipe as directed, and divide salad mixture into glasses.
  5. Store in refrigerator.
  6. Just before serving, garnish each glass with a lime twist.


Recipe and photo used with permission from: Ocean Spray

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