Not long ago, it appears, our forebears thought something edible could be made by suspending vegetables in globs of goo like human slaves in a Matrix. They called it “salad.” Gross. It’s less like food and more like something a subterranean alien would eat in an H.P. Lovecraft story.
And while it seems almost inhuman to attempt this today, I actually found some modern-day recipes that make Jell-o salad sound almost tempting. Possible? See for yourself:
Emeril Lagasse’s Gaspacho Aspic, courtesy The Food Network
Creamy Cucumber Gelatin Salad, courtesy AllRecipes.com
Grandma’s Sunshine Salad Recipe, courtesy SimplyRecipes.com
Tomato Aspic Ring, courtesy SlashFood
Eggs in Aspic, courtesy Saveur
Russian-style Aspic, courtesy Genius Cook
If you attempt any of these molded delights, please let us know in the comments and be sure to post pictures on our Facebook Page.