is an attractive garnish for many foods and contrasts well with
this molded orange gelatin salad. I learned to make this salad
while living in Africa where we grew our own carrots. Needless
to say, many of them never made it to this salad. As children,
we would get so excited just when they were starting to grow, we
pulled most of the baby carrots out of the ground to see how big
they were getting.
2 (3-ounce) packages orange Jell-O®
a large bowl, stir the gelatin into the boiling water.
finely shredded carrots
2. When the sugar
granules have dissolved, stir in the ice water
carrots. Pour into a mold or glass serving dish.
until set or at least 4-6 hours. To release the
the mold in a warm water bath, dry then invert onto a serving
Decorate with mint leaves.
Make ice water by placing ice in a 4-cup glass
measuring cup. Add water to the 3-cup mark, then measure
two cups of ice water by using regular measuring cups.
Makes 8 side-dish servings