Mom Is Causing Uproar After Claiming This Recipe Is The Best Christmas Side Dish Ever

Updated December 11, 2017

We all have different tastes when it comes to eating. Some of us go heavy on the meat and light on the vegetables and vice versa. And others have a love of sweets instead of salty items.

While we all have a different eating agenda most days of the year, when it comes to Christmas, most families stick with a traditional meal, including, Turkey, appetizers like pigs-in-a-blanket, mashed potatoes, green beans and of course pies and cookies for dessert.

But, one mom decided to bring a new dish to her family’s table. The only problem is that she seems to be the only one interested in the dish and everyone else is calling it stomach-churning and describing it as ‘pure poison.’

It’s not surprising that people are critical of this mom’s “salad dish,” as the ingredients alone are enough to make your stomach churn and ask how exactly these ingredients go together.

The lineup of oddball items in this so-called salad are:

6 ounces of cream cheese

1 cup crushed pineapple

7 ounces 7 Up soda

8 ounces mini marshmallows

1 small box of lime jelly

1/2 cup of mayonnaise

1 jar maraschino cherries

1 cup of thawed Cool Whip

The mom who is behind the “7 Up Salad,” is Katie Reed and she has no qualms about the oddity of the ingredients, calling the dish her favorite holiday side dish.

If you really want to try it out and tease your taste buds a bit, Katie provided instructions for the unusual side dish.

First, melt the jelly and marshmallows in the pan. This will create that weird, slime look.

Next, you’ll add the cherries, cream cheese, Cool Whip and pineapple to the mix.

And now it’s time to add the ingredient that makes the recipe. The mayo! Add a dollop of mayo to the mix and stir and soon you will have what has been deemed as the 7 Up Salad.

The last step is placing the substance into a round mold to create what looks like a massive Jell-O donut with punches of red created by the red cherries.

Enjoy! If you can.

Katie admits that the side dish is an acquired taste and it’s not for everyone.

Commenters didn’t seem too convinced that the dish would do its duty and satisfy the appetites of diners…

“This is a crime against taste, decency, and humanity.”

“Pure poison and criminal to feed this to your children. What a travesty!”

“Wow, an amazing vomit and snot ‘salad’. Mmmmmm.”

“That’s just wrong on every level, another fine American culinary delight.”

While these ingredients are okay by themselves, not too many people think they are appetizing put together…

“How does anyone ever think of putting all those things together in a pan then serving it. Yuk.”

And others defended the dish, saying that it was simply the color that made it look odd…

“It’s just green… seriously guys. Don’t knock it til you’ve tried it.”

Sometimes you have to look past the ingredients and colors of certain foods and just dive right in. If you think too much about it, it will ruin it for your taste buds.