Perfection Salad

What can I say, about Perfection Salad? I am honestly thinking maybe in the 70’s it was perfect, by 2017 it looks perfectly awful. On a positive note, Perfection Salad has never graced my table at home or before my eyes elsewhere.

Perfection salad was a mere concoction of gelitan, sugar, apple juice, vinegar, shredded carrots, sliced celery, shredded cabbage, chopped green bell peppers, and pimento.As I am typing these ingredients I am wondering if the creator was reasonably sane. Is it me, Maybe so.

I would love to hear from any of you as to if you have tried Perfection Salad, was it good? I really am sincerely curious as to what responses I will get from all of you. Sometimes something sounds horrible but it really is good. Let me know in the comments below…

Perfection Salad

  • 2 envelopes unflavored gelatine
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 can (12 oz) apple juice
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 2 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


Directions for Perfection Salad


  1. In a small saucepan, combine gelatine, sugar, and salt; mix well.
  2. Add 1 cup water. Heat over low heat, stirring constantly, until sugar and gelatine 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 the 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.

Makes 8 servings.


One thought on “Perfection Salad

  1. backwoodsredneck August 26, 2017 at 8:42 pm Reply

    I have made Perfection Salad, and it was delicious! I suggest you give it a try. You don’t have to make a fancy gelatin mold to enjoy it. Make it in a square or rectangle pan and serve it in squares with a tiny dollop of mayonnaise on top. If you want to make it really special serve it with homemade mayonnaise. The gelatin keeps the vegetables super fresh, and we enjoyed it for dinner very much.


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