Old Fashioned Tomato Aspic - The Southern Lady Cooks

Old Fashioned Tomato Aspic holds so many special memories. My grandmother made tomato aspic for many occasions and many have a love hate relationship with this classic dish. You either love it or you hate it. Personally Leigh and I love it but our Mom was never a fan! The combination of tomato mixed with onion, spices all in a gelation mold and then served with mayonnaise is just such a unique idea. My grandmother always served it on cute little dishes and it was a treat.

Old Fashioned Tomato Aspic Ingredients Needed:


Vegetable or Tomato Juice



Lemon Juice

Worcestershire Sauce




Bibb Lettuce for display

You can use tomato juice or vegetable juice like V8. We used tomato juice and it was like taking a walk back in time. I haven’t had this dish since I was a kid and it was such a wonderful reminder of all the times my grandmother made it. She loved to serve this at her luncheons and it’s just a beautiful dish! It’s wonderful with shrimp salad or ham salad and really completes a summer meal.

If you have followed our website for any amount of time you know we love these old fashioned dishes. You may also love these Classic Cheese Straws. They are always a hit too!

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Old Fashioned Tomato Aspic - The Southern Lady Cooks

Old Fashioned Tomato Aspic - The Southern Lady Cooks

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Old Fashioned Tomato Aspic

The Southern Lady Cooks
This old fashioned tomato aspic is a classic recipe your family will enjoy.
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 20 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, southern
Servings 8 servings


  • 1/2 cup of room temperature water
  • 2 packs/envelopes of gelatin I used knox brand
  • 3 cups of vegetable juice like V8 or tomato juice
  • 1/2 cup of onion finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup of celery finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons of Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon of pepper


  • Combine gelatin in room temperature water, mix well and let sit.
  • On stove top, add remaining ingredients into a pot and bring to a simmer. Let simmer about 15 minutes and add gelatin mixture.
  • Stir to make sure all gelatin is dissolved.
  • Spray a 5 cup mold with non stick spray. Let mixture cool down some and pour into mold.
  • Chill in refrigerator for 4-6 hours or until aspic has set.
  • We top with Dukes mayonnaise
Keyword Old Fashioned Tomato Aspic
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