Orange Delight – Refreshing Citrus Salad

Tropical Taste Sensation – Orange Delight

Are you looking for something light but still gives you a hint of sweetness?  My mother used to call this Orange delight recipe the “Weight watcher’s dessert” since they had one very similar and it was about all the original weight watchers diet used to allow for desserts…something with fruit in them.

Orange delight salad. Refreshing and light with a hint of sweetnessTimes have changed, and Weight Watchers now allows pretty much everything in moderation, but this Orange delight recipe is still popular among dieters.  The recipe is light and refreshing. It makes a perfect side dish for lunch or a light sweet bite at the end of a meal that won’t add too many calories.

Orange delightThe salad is very refreshing and is great for a hot summer day.  The recipe uses jello and cool whip.  You can use either regular versions of the lighter ones if you are dieting.

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Orange delight - Refreshing Citrus Salad

Orange delight - Refreshing Citrus Salad


  • 1 16 oz container of Cottage Cheese
  • 1 box of Orange Jell-o (regular or sugar free)
  • 2 cups of Mandarin Orange slices cut in half
  • 1 8 ounce tub of Cool Whip (regular or sugar free)
  • Zest of one orange
  • Sprig of orange mint


  1. Combine the container of cottage cheese with the orange jell-o package and stir until they are well mixed.
  2. Add in the mandarin oranges slices, orange zest, and the tub of Cool Whip. Stir to combine.
  3. Store in the refrigerator for a few hours until quite cold. This is an important step. Chilling takes the graininess out of the jello.
  4. Can be made the day before serving.



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