Salads and Dressings Recipes

Pasta Primavera Salad

Ingredients: 12 ounces pasta (any shape) 1 package frozen mixed vegetables 1 package dry vegetable soup mix 1 cup low-fat salad dressing, unsalted 1⁄2 cup cheese, reduced-fat (shredded) 3 hard boiled eggs (sliced) Directions: Cook pasta according to package directions. Rinse in cold water to stop cooking and prevent sticking. Drain. Cook vegetables until just […]

East Meets West Steak Salad

Ingredients: 2 beef shoulder center (ranch) steaks, cut 1 inch thick (about 8 ounces each) 3/4 cup prepared regular or reduced fat Asian-style dressing 1 package (1 pound) coleslaw mix 1 cup snow peas, trimmed, cut diagonally in half or 3/4 cup frozen shelled edamame, defrosted 1/4 cup honey-roasted peanuts, chopped or slivered almonds, toasted  […]

Hot Turkey Salad

Ingredients: 4 cups cubed cooked turkey 2 cups diced celery 1 cup slivered almonds, toasted 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1 1/2  cups mayonnaise 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese 1 cup crushed potato chips Directions: In a greased 2-quart baking dish, combine the first eight ingredients. Top with […]

Squash Dressing

Ingredients: 1 package (8-1/2 ounces) corn bread/muffin mix 1/2 cup water 4 cups chopped yellow summer squash 1/2 cup butter 1/2 cup each chopped onion, celery and green pepper 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted 1 cup milk 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon pepper Directions: Prepare corn bread according to package […]

Apple Broccoli Salad

Ingredients: 2 apples 3 cups fresh raw broccoli, cut up 1/4 cup chopped walnuts 1 tablespoon chopped red onion 1/3 cup raisins 1/2 cup vanilla low-fat yogurt Directions: Core and chop apples. Mix all ingredients together. Serve on a bed of lettuce.

Apple Slaw

Ingredients: 2 medium carrots 1 medium red onion 4 cups thinly sliced or shredded red cabbage 2 large apples 2/3 cup mayonnaise 2/3 cup sour cream 1/2 cups ketchup 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 1 head Boston lettuce Directions: Coarsely grate carrots and onion into a large bowl. Add cabbage. Core and […]

Waldorf Salad

Ingredients: 1 cup Cortland apples, diced 1 cup celery, diced 1/2 cup walnut or pecan meats 1/2 cups mayonnaise Directions: Mix all ingredients. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Creamy Cauliflower Salad

Ingredients: 2 cups cauliflower broken into florets (about 1/2 head) 1/2 cup diced onion 2 cups chopped lettuce (romaine works well) 1 cup chopped red or green apple (Braeburn, Granny Smith) 1/4 cup light ranch dressing Directions: Prepare the cauliflower by rinsing well in cold water just before using it. Snap off the outer leaves […]

BLT Potato Salad

Ingredients: 2 pounds new red potatoes, quartered 1/2 cup water 3/4 cup real mayonnaise 1/4 cup chopped fresh chives 1 tablespoon white vinegar 8 slices bacon, cooked, crumbled 4 cups loosely packed coarsely chopped romaine lettuce 2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved Directions: Place potatoes in 2-quart microwaveable casserole. Add water; cover with lid. Microwave on […]

Spicy Pepper Slaw

Ingredients: 3 cups shredded cabbage 2 celery ribs, chopped 1 medium green pepper, julienned 1 cup cut fresh green beans (1-inch pieces) 1 cup cut fresh asparagus (1-inch pieces) 1 bunch green onions, chopped 1 banana pepper, seeded and chopped 2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and chopped 2 serrano peppers, seeded and chopped 1/2 cup cider […]

Green Pea and Cashew Salad

Ingredients: 1 cup sour cream 3 tablespoons mayonnaise 2 tablespoons dry ranch dressing mix 10 ounces fresh peas or frozen, thawed and drained 1/2 pound bacon, fried crisp, drained well and crumbled 1/2 cup finely chopped celery 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion 1/4 cup finely chopped red bell pepper 3/4 cup sliced water chestnuts […]

German Cucumber Salad

Ingredients: 2 medium cucumbers, thinly sliced 4 green onions, thinly sliced 3 small tomatoes, sliced 2 tablespoons fresh snipped parsley Dressing: 1/4 cup sour cream 1/4 teaspoon prepared mustard 2 tablespoons minced fresh dill 1 tablespoon white vinegar 1 tablespoon milk 1/8 teaspoon pepper Directions: In a bowl, combine cucumbers, onions, tomatoes, and parsley. Combine […]

Thai Cucumber Salad

Ingredients: 1/4 cup sugar 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup rice vinegar 4 pickling or slicing cucumbers, sliced lengthwise, seeded and thinly sliced 1 shallot, thinly sliced 10 whole cilanto leaves 1/4 cup red pepper, julienne (about 1-inch long) Directions: Combine the sugar, vinegar and salt and heat in a small sauce pan until sugar has […]

Cucumber Salad with Tomatoes

Ingredients: 2 cups cucumber (diced) 1 cup tomato (seeded and diced) 1⁄4 cup onion (chopped sweet) 2 cups couscous or rice, cooked 2 teaspoons dill weed (chopped dried or fresh) 1⁄2 cup Italian salad dressing, low-fat Directions: Toss together the cucumbers, tomatoes, onions, couscous (or rice), dill, and salad dressing. Chill for 1 hour. Serve.

Cucumber Salad

Ingredients: 1 cucumber (large, peeled and thinly sliced) 2 tablespoons yogurt, low-fat 1 tablespoon vinegar 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 tablespoon water 1 teaspoon dill weed (optional) 1 dash pepper (optional) Directions: Peel and thinly slice cucumber. Mix all other ingredients in the mixing bowl. Add cucumber slices and stir until coated. Chill until serving.

Tomato-Cucumber Mozzarella Salad

Ingredients: 3 medium tomatoes, chopped 1 English cucumber, quartered and cut into 1/4-inch slices 1 small green pepper, chopped 1/4 cup thinly sliced onions 12 pitted Greek olives, sliced 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley 1 tablespoon minced fresh basil 1/3 cup olive oil 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 1 teaspoon sugar […]

Summer Bounty Salad

Ingredients: 7 cups cut-up vegetables (zucchini, broccoli, carrots, radishes, green onions) 1 pepper (green, red, or yellow), sliced (1 to 1 1/2 cups) 2 tomatoes (red or yellow or mixed) 2/3 cup light or fat-free dressing Directions: Wash and prepare the vegetables (cut the carrots and zucchini in slices, slice or chop tomatoes, make the […]

Roasted Asparagus Salad with Fresh Strawberries

Ingredients 4 thick slices applewood-smoked bacon, chopped 1?4 cup plus 1 1?2 tablespoons olive oil, divided 1 tablespoon orange marmalade 2 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar 30 fresh asparagus spears, tough ends removed 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1 (16-ounce) container fresh strawberries, sliced, 1?4 inch thick (about 2 1?2 cups) 6 tablespoons crumbled feta cheese 1?2 […]

Waldorf Salad with Lemon Yogurt Dressing

Ingredients For Lemon Yogurt Dressing: 1 container (6 ounces) nonfat lemon yogurt 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar For Waldorf Salad: 2 cups diced, unpeeled red apples 2 cups diced, unpeeled green apples 1/2 cup dried cranberries 1/4 cup chopped celery 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion 1 ounce crumbled Gorgonzola cheese 1/2 cup toasted, chopped […]

Baby Greens Salad With Strawberries and Blue Cheese

Ingredients 3 large or 5 medium strawberries, washed and hulled, from 1-pound container 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar plus extra for berry puree 1/3 cup fruity, extra virgin olive oil 3/4 tablespoon sugar For the Salad: 5-6 ounces baby bitter greens mixture (spinach, arugula, mache, watercress) or all spinach Remaining strawberries, sliced 1/3 cup packaged oven-roasted […]


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