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.


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