Looking to use more mandarin oranges but less dairy? Try my Sunshine Salad, a deliciously fresh and acidic tropical fruit salad with bananas and pineapple!


  • 2 cups cottage cheese
  • 2 cups Cool Whip, thawed
  • 1 orange Jello (4 serving size)
  • 1 1/4 cup canned mandarin oranges, drained


  1. Mix cottage cheese and orange Jello together in a large bowl.
  2. Add Cool Whip and stir.
  3. Set five mandarin oranges aside for garnish. Add in remaining mandarin oranges and stir. Refrigerate for 2 hours.
  4. Garnish with mandarin oranges before serving.


Use the jello powder straight out of the box.