Seafoam salad
Place of originUnited States
Created byF. W. Woolworth Company
Main ingredientsLime-flavoured gelatin, cream cheese, pears, maraschino cherries, whipped cream
VariationsOrange salad (orange-flavoured gelatin)

Seafoam salad (made with lime-flavored jello), also known as orange salad (made with orange-flavored jello), is a cafeteria and buffet staple popularized by F. W. Woolworth's lunch counters.[1] Seafoam salad is often considered a dessert because of its sweetness, and so is one of many dessert salads. It is composed of green lime-flavored gelatin, cream cheese, pears, maraschino cherries, and whipped topping.[2]

Multiple versions of the recipe exist; variations include substituting crushed pineapple for the pears, or adding mayonnaise and nuts to the mixture, thereby making it less sweet.

See also


  1. ^ Zarum, Lara (February 7, 2017). "Nickel & Diner Gives the Old-School Five-and-Dime a Gourmet Upgrade". Village Voice. Retrieved December 23, 2017.
  2. ^ "A Seafoam salad was a popular gelatin dessert". Los Angeles Daily News. June 18, 2014. Retrieved December 23, 2017.