Sunday, August 22, 2010

Cream Cheese, Tomato Soup, and Sardines

Silver Salad. “A meal in itself, this glistening pink and silver salad features the sardine-tasty, economical, and so good for you! Cream cheese dissolved in tomato soup provides the pink touch.”

2 envelopes unflavored gelatin
1 ¼ cups water
1 can condensed tomato soup
1 3 oz package cream cheese
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon grated onioin
½ cup mayonnaise
2 cans Maine sardines, drained (3 ¼ or 4 oz size)

Soften gelatin in ¼ cup water. Heat ¼ of the can of soup; stir in gelatin until dissolved. Stir into remaining soup and 1 cup water. Add cream cheese and stir until smooth. Allow to chill until slightly thickened. Then add lemon juice, onion, mayonnaise and sardines which have been broken into bits. Pour into mold and chill until firm. Unmold on salad greens and garnish top with two or three whole sardines. Serves 6.

From Workbasket magazine, May 1955. One has to ask oneself what the rest of the menu would look like.


Anonymous said...

No thank you.. I love all of those things but NOT together LOL yuk

Shay said...

Double yuk.

Anonymous said...

One of those "what's in the back of the pantry shelf recipes". We make fun of the strange molded salads of yesteryear, but these were the economical convenient meals of their day. Nowadays, people get a roasted chicken from the supermarket, or take home pizza or various processed foods. Not sure that's much better nutritionally than many of these old recipes.

Anonymous said...

I almost want to make this just to see what it actually looks like. I wonder if my cats would eat it?

Shay said...

I'm not sure my dogs would even touch it, and they'll usually eat anything.