Green Stuff ( Lime Jello Fruit Salad )

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 10 mins
  • Servings: 15-20
  • About This Recipe

    “Our family always has this as a side dish for our meals. It is perfect with hamburgers or any main dish, like “Greggie’s Hotdish”! Whenever we bring it to parties, it is gone in a second- Everyone loves Green Stuff!”


  • 1 (24ounce) containers low-fat small-curd cottage cheese
  • 1 (12ounce) containers Cool Whip, thawed
  • 1cupmini marshmallows( colored)
  • 1 (3ounce) packages lime Jell-O gelatin
  • 3 (11ounce) cans mandarin orange segments( sometimes I use 4)
  • 1 (8ounce) cans pineapple tidbits
  • Directions

  • Blend cottage cheese, and lime jello together, then fold in Cool Whip until well mixed.
  • Fold in the 1 cup of mini marshmallows. (I use about 3/4 cup).
  • Drain fruit and fold into mixture last.
  • Refrigerate overnight for best flavor.
  • Reviews

  • “This is amazing!! My kids just love this and whenever I bring it to a party I get asked for the recipe!”

  • “My family has made Green Stuff for as long as I can remember.The only difference is our recipe calls for chopped walnuts and no marshmallows.This is a family favorite!”

  • “We liked this very much.I will make this again for holidays and such.Thank youfor posting….Stephanie”

  • “this is almost the same as a salad that my mother makes, except she uses tapioca pudding instead of cottage cheese, and orange jello instead of lime.”

  • “This sounded good to me and reminded me of a food I had as a child, but when I made it, nobody liked it very well.The lime flavor with the cottage cheese was a little too strange, so I ended up eating all the leftovers so we didn’t have to toss it.”

  • “Yummy!I gave this recipe to a friend to make for a potluck lunch here at work.She says she made it exactly like the recipe said.It was sooooo good!It was used for a halloween lunch and went over really well!I’m going to make it soon for my own family!!Thanks for the recipe!”

  • “although i have not tried this version, one of my relatives made something a lot like this called “The pink stuff”the only diffrences are we use coconut and no cottage cheese.looks good though i will try it this thanks-giving.”

  • “Oh goodness, how many times have I had to make this for my mother on Thanksgiving and Christmas? lol. This has been a traditional dessert in my family for years at the holidays. The only thing different about ours is that we don’t use the cottage cheese. I may just have to sneek it in next time though, just to give it a try. Thanx for posting! :)”

  • “good and easy”

  • “I remember my grandma making this when I was a young girl.It has been out longer than people think.”