Skip to main content Share
& Save

Geriatric Salad

By Paula Deen


Difficulty: Easy

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 10 minutes

Servings: 10


  • 2 envelopes gelatin
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup white vinegar
  • 1 (15 oz) can drained and chopped asparagus
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup chopped pimentos
  • 2 teaspoons minced onion
  • 1/2 juiced, plus wedges for garnish lemon
  • kosher salt
  • for dipping mayonnaise


In a large bowl, add 1 cup cold water, sprinkle the gelatin on top and allow to dissolve. In the meantime, add the hot water and sugar to another bowl and stir together. Then add the white vinegar and stir until it dissolves. Pour the sugar mixture over the gelatin. Place in the freezer and stir occasionally until it thickens, about 30 minutes.

Remove from the freezer and add the asparagus, celery, pecans, pimentos, onions, lemon juice and salt to taste. Pour into a mold and place in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

Serve with mayo and lemons.

I'm not interested