20 Dessert Salad Recipes That Are So Retro They’re Cool Again
There’s nothing more disappointing than a lackluster salad. It can leave you sad, hungry and questioning the world around you. That’s not an issue with dessert salads — dessert made with gelatin, whipped topping and canned fruit — and (thankfully) not resembling a salad in the slightest. Although you might remember them mostly from pictures of retro dinner parties in the ’50s and ’60s, today they’re most common in the Midwest, where you can find them at cafeterias, potlucks and parties. Sure, it’s by no means the next healthy food trend, but these dessert salads are some of the most satisfying treats you can whip up for a post-dinner indulgence. Here are 20 recipes that will turn you into a retro dessert salad devotee.