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Author Notes: I adore this light and spicy salad when the days finally warm up and the vegetables are overflowing in the farmer's market. It's a Bloody Mary salad style made with my favorite bottled mix. I've used Zing Zang but McClure's or any spicy tomato juice will do just as well. It's perfectly portable for sunny afternoon picnics or can be dressed up in a ring mold to serve guests for brunch. Congealed salads have an old fashion reputation but this salad, packed full of gorgeous green vegetables and boozy cocktail flavor, is a timeless classic. —Food vs Plate
Serves 6 - 8 servings
ounces lemon jell-o gelatin (two small 3 oz. boxes)
ounces bottled spicy bloody mary mix
cups boiling water
cup celery, diced
cup cucumber, peeled and diced
cup scallions, thinly sliced
cup green pepper, diced
- Cut the celery, peeled cucumber and green pepper in 1-/8 x 1/8" dice. Slice the scallions thinly to form rings.
- Microwave the water to boiling. Add the water to the gelatin and stir until completely dissolved. Stir in the Bloody Mary mix until thoroughly combined.
- For individual portions great for a desk lunch or picnic: fill small 8oz. mason jars with 1/2 cup of diced vegetables. Pour in 2/3 cup of the Bloody Mary tomato aspic. Chill until set, at least 4 hours.
- For a ring mold: Use a mold that can hold 6 cups. Fill with the diced green vegetables evenly spread out around the mold. Pour in the tomato aspic and refrigerate until set which takes a little longer, about 6 hours.
- This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best Recipe with Scallions