Salads and Dressings Recipes

Bow Tie Pasta Salad 

Ingredients Bow tie or other shaped pasta (8 oz) box 1/3 cup light mayonnaise 2 tablespoons cider vinegar 2 tablespoons sweet pickle relish 1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper, or to taste 1/8 teaspoon hot pepper sauce, or to taste Reduced-sodium baked ham or smoked turkey (4 oz), diced 8 ounces reduced-fat Cheddar cheese 1/2 medium […]

Gazpacho Steak Salad

Ingredients 1 pound beef shoulder steak 1 can (5-1/2 oz) spicy 100% vegetable juice 8 cups mixed greens or 1 package (10 oz) romaine and leaf lettuce mixture 1 cup baby pear tomatoes, halved 1 cup cucumber, cut in half lengthwise, then into thin slices 1 cup chopped green bell pepper Salt and pepper Crunchy […]

Tenderloin, Cranberry and Pear Salad with Honey Mustard Dressing

Ingredients 4 beef tenderloin steaks, cut 3/4 inch thick (4 oz each) 1/2 teaspoon coarse grind black pepper 1 package (5 oz) mixed baby salad greens 1 medium red or green pear, cored, cut into 16 wedges 1/4 cup dried cranberries Salt 1/4 cup coarsely chopped pecans, toasted 1/4 cup crumbled goat cheese (optional) Honey […]

Take Along Egg Macaroni Salad

Ingredients 2 cups (6 oz) spiral macaroni, uncooked 6 hard-cooked eggs, chopped Sharp Cheddar cheese (3 oz), cubed 1 cup sliced celery 2 tablespoons finely chopped green onions 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard 1/4 teaspoon salt 3 cups chopped lettuce 1/2 cup seasoned sliced almonds Directions Cook macaroni according to directions; drain well and chill. Combine […]

Portable Pasta Salad

Ingredients 1 cup (8 oz) reduced-fat sour cream 1 can (4 oz) diced green chilies 1 teaspoon ground cumin 9 lasagna noodles, cooked and drained 1 can (12 oz) Mexican-style whole kernel corn, drained* 4 cups shredded lettuce 1 jar (16 oz) salsa, divided 12 hard-cooked eggs, sliced, divided 1 cup (4 oz) shredded reduced-fat […]

Classic Egg Salad

Ingredients 6 hard-cooked eggs, sliced 1/4 cup mayonnaise 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice 1 tablespoon minced onion 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1/2 cup finely chopped celery Lettuce leaves Directions Reserve 4 center egg slices for garnish, if desired. Chop remaining eggs. Mix mayonnaise, lemon juice, onion, salt and pepper in medium bowl. Add […]

Thai Beef and Cucumber Salad

Ingredients 1 pound beef top round steak or 1 pound beef shoulder center steaks, cut 3/4-inch thick 1 English or hothouse cucumber, cut lengthwise in half, then crosswise into thin slices 1 teaspoon olive oil 1 cup halved grape tomatoes 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro 2 tablespoons chopped unsalted dry-roasted peanuts Beef Marinade: 1/3 cup […]

Easy Pasta Salad

Ingredients 1/2 cup small pasta shapes 1 cup frozen mixed peas and carrots 1 cup ham, cubed Dressing: 1/2 cup plain yogurt 1 small cucumber finely chopped 1/4 teaspoon dill weed Directions Adult should boil water and cook pasta noodles. Add peas and carrots the last few minutes of cooking. Drain and rinse with cold […]

Chicken Rotini Salad with Rosemary

Ingredients 4 ounces dried multigrain rotini 1 1/2 cups cubed, cooked skinless chicken breasts, cooked without salt (about 7 1/2 ounces cooked) 1 14-ounce can artichoke hearts, rinsed, drained and coarsely chopped 1 cup grape tomatoes, halved (about 5 ozs.) 1 cup fresh baby spinach (about 1 oz) 1/3 cup finely chopped red onion 1 […]

Asian Chicken Salad

Ingredients 1 small boneless skinless chicken breast half (4 oz.) 1/8 teaspoon salt 1/4 cup Kraft Asian toasted sesame dressing, divided 2 cups torn salad greens 1 small navel orange, peeled, sliced 1/2 cup diagonally cut snow peas 1 tablespoon slivered almonds, toasted 1 small carrot, cut into matchsticks Directions Sprinkle chicken with salt; brush […]

Orange & Spice Waldorf Salad

Ingredients 1 orange 2 cups diced, unpeeled apple (about 2 medium apples) 1 teaspoon finely grated orange peel 1/2 cup raisins 1/2 cup thinly sliced celery 1/2 cup chopped walnuts 1/4 cup mayonnaise 1 tablespoon sugar 3/4 cup whipped topping Dash allspice Salad greens or lettuce Directions Zest orange for the 1 teaspoon grated orange […]

FRUIT SALAD

Ingredients 1 pint fresh strawberries, sliced 1/2 lb. seedless green grapes, washed and halved 2 bananas, peeled and sliced 1 (8 oz.) container strawberry yogurt Directions In large bowl, toss together strawberries, grapes, bananas, and strawberry yogurt.

Quinoa* Salad

Ingredients 4 cups vegetable broth 1 1/2 cups raw whole grain quinoa 1 cucumber, sliced 1 red or yellow bell pepper, diced 1/2 cup lightly steamed broccoli florets 2 tomatoes, chopped 1/4 cup olive oil 1/3 cup lemon juice 2 cloves garlic, minced Dash salt and pepper, to taste (sea salt tastes best) Directions Cook […]

Chick-Chick Salad

Ingredients 3/4 cup water 1/2 teaspoon curry powder 2/3 cup couscous 1 cup cubed cooked chicken breast (about 1/2 lb boneless, skinless) 1 1/2 cups cooked (1/2 cup dry) or 1 can (15 oz) garbanzo beans, drained 1/2 cup chopped red cabbage 1/4 cup thinly sliced celery 1/4 cup plus 2 Tbsp fresh orange juice […]

ORANGE FLUFF SALAD

Ingredients 1 sm. box orange gelatin 1 sm. box vanilla pudding, cooked type 1 sm. can mandarin oranges 8 oz. pkg. cream cheese 12 oz. whipped topping Directions Soften cream cheese. Drain oranges and save juice. Add water to juice to make 2 cups liquid. Put gelatin and pudding in saucepan. Slowly mix in the […]

ORANGE FLUFF SALAD

Ingredients 2 (3 oz.) pkg. orange gelatin 1 cup boiling water 1 lg. can crushed pineapple, not drained 2 cans mandarin oranges, drained 1 cup sm. marshmallows 1 lg. container whipped topping 1 pt. orange sherbet Directions Pour boiling water over gelatin, dissolve and let cool. Mix together with other ingredients and set in refrigerator […]

FLUFF SALAD

Ingredients 1 lb. cottage cheese 1 pkg. (3 oz.) flavored gelatin 1 ctn. (8 oz.) whipped topping 1 sm. can mandarin oranges (optional) 1 cup miniature marshmallows Directions Sprinkle gelatin over cottage cheese. Stir well. Add rest of ingredients. Fold in whipped topping. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Beans and Greens with Honey Tomato Vinaigrette

Ingredients 1 can (15 oz.) cannellini beans, rinsed and drained 2 roma tomatoes, chopped 1/4 cup chopped onion 2 cups thinly sliced spinach leaves 1 cup spicy vegetable juice cocktail 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 2 tablespoons honey 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 1/2 teaspoon salt Directions In […]

Fresh Corn Salad

Ingredients 6 ears of corn OR 16 oz. pkg. frozen corn, thawed and drained 1 green or red bell pepper, chopped 1 bunch green onions, sliced 2 tomatoes, seeded and chopped 1/2 cup sour cream 1/3 cup mayonnaise 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, chopped 2 tablespoons garlic vinegar 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese Salt and […]

Lunch Box Taco Salad

Ingredients 2 cups shredded romaine or iceberg lettuce 1/4 cup chopped tomato 1/2 cup canned kidney or pinto beans, rinsed and drained 1/2 cup salsa 1/2 cup shredded Monterey Jack or Cheddar cheese 1/4 cup sour cream (regular or low fat) 1 cup tortilla chips (regular or baked) Directions In a plastic container big enough […]

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