Jellied Avocado Ring with Strawberries and Honey Cream Salad Dressing
This is for 4 servings--the recipe handily offers measurements for 20 servings as well, if you're so inclined! It's to serve a few friends from the Garden Club, "on a beautiful midsummer day, when your garden's at its blazing best."
  • 1 package lemon-flavored gelatin
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 c hot water
  • ¾ c cold water
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 very ripe avocado, peeled, pitted & mashed
  • 3 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1 pint fresh strawberries
  1. Dissolve gelatin and salt in hot water. Add cold water. Chill until slightly thickened.
  2. Pour lemon juice over avocado [ETA that I'd do this as soon as you've cubed it]. Stir mayonnaise and avocado into gelatin, blending well.
  3. Pour into a 3-cup ring mold. Chill until firm.
  4. For dressing (I halved it, as suggested, for the smaller amount of avocado mold): Combine well: ¼ c heavy cream, 1 tbsp honey, ¼ tsp lemon juice and 1c mayonnaise.
  5. Slice strawberries. Unmold avocado ring and fill center with berries. Serve with dressing.
Recipe by The Mid-Century Menu at