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Cucumber Aspic


8 to 10 servings

You're going to love the fresh and tangy flavor of this versatile throwback recipe. Sweet cucumbers and lemon and lime flavored gelatin temper the savory flavors of the horseradish, chopped celery, grated onion, and dill seeds. If you have trouble finding a ring mold at your local retailer, it can easily be ordered online. Once the dish is firm, unmold it and garnish with fresh parsley sprigs and cherry tomatoes. Serve with sour cream, if desired. 


  • 2 medium cucumbers, thinly sliced
  • 1 (6-ounce) package lemon-flavored gelatin
  • 1 (6-ounce) package lime-flavored gelatin
  • 4 cups boiling water
  • 1/3 cup white wine vinegar
  • 4 drops green food coloring
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 medium cucumbers, peeled, seeded, and shredded
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped celery
  • 2 tablespoons prepared horseradish
  • 1 tablespoon grated onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon dill seeds
  • Fresh parsley sprigs
  • 2 pints cherry tomatoes
  • 1 (8-ounce) carton commercial sour cream (optional)

How to Make It

  1. Line a lightly oiled 6 1/2-cup ring mold with cucumber slices. Set aside.

  2. Dissolve gelatin in water; add vinegar, food coloring, and salt, stirring well. Chill until the consistency of unbeaten egg white. Fold in cucumbers, and next four ingredients; spoon into prepared mold. Chill until firm.

  3. Unmold, and garnish with parsley and cherry tomatoes. Serve with sour cream, if desired.

Cook's Notes

This is definitely a dish for entertaining. These ingredients make for a unique Easter dinner menu item your older relatives will remember and your younger relatives won't forget. 

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