Salads and Dressings Recipes

Refreshing Fruit Salad

Ingredients 1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained 1 can (8 ounces) pineapple chunks, drained 1 medium ripe banana, sliced 1/2 cup halved seedless grapes 3 tablespoons mayonnaise 3 tablespoons sour cream 1 tablespoon honey 1/4 cup chopped walnuts 1/4 cup flaked coconut, optional Directions In serving bowl, combine fruits. In another bowl, combine mayonnaise, […]

Spinach, Chicken and Penne Toss

Ingredients 1 pkg. (5 oz.) baby spinach or spinach blend 2 cups cooked penne pasta 1 1/2 cups shredded cooked deli-roasted chicken or deli-sliced chicken or turkey, cut into bite-sized strips 2/3 cup slivered, drained, oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes 1/3 cup toasted pine nuts or slivered almonds 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese 1/2 cup bottled red […]

Creamy Fruit Salad

Ingredients 1 (11oz.) can mandarin oranges 1 (3 oz.) pkg. lemon gelatin 1/2 cup orange juice 2 beaten eggs 1 cup sour cream 1 (3 oz.) pkg. cream cheese, cubed and softened 1 medium banana, sliced 1/3 cup chopped walnuts Lettuce Directions Drain orange sections, reserving syrup. Add enough water to syrup to measure 1 […]

Baked Potato Salad with Dill

Ingredients 4 baking potatoes 4 ounces fresh bean sprouts 1/4 cup coarsely chopped walnuts 4 celery, thinly sliced 4 radishes, sliced 3 tablespoons chopped fresh dill weed 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley 1/3 cup mayonnaise 2 tablespoons lemon juice 4 teaspoons Dijon-style prepared mustard 1/4 teaspoon curry powder Directions Preheat oven to 400°. Pierce potatoes […]

Winners Circle Citrus Salad

Ingredients 1/2 cup orange juice 1/2 cup cider vinegar 1/4 cup grape seed oil 2 ounces arugula, cleaned 2 heads radicchio, cleaned Salt and pepper, to taste 5 oranges, peeled and sliced Directions Whisk orange juice, vinegar and oil together to create dressing. Place arugula and radicchio in large mixing bowl, coat with dressing, and […]

California Chicken Salad

Ingredients Dressing: 6 tablespoons honey 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard 2 teaspoons olive oil 1 tablespoon rice wine (or apple cider) vinegar 1/2 teaspoon salt Salad: 3 boneless, skinless whole chicken breasts (about 1 1/2 pounds) 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder 1/4 teaspoon sweet chili powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper Vegetable oil […]

Curried Carrot Salad

Ingredients 3/4 cup plain nonfat yogurt 1 large green onion, chopped 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice 3/4 to 1 teaspoon curry powder 1 pound carrots, peeled, coarsely grated 1/4 cup dried currants Directions Whisk first 5 ingredients in large bowl. Add carrots and currants; toss to coat. Season to […]

Antipasto Salad

Ingredients 1 small clove garlic, finely chopped 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil or 1 teaspoon dried basil, crushed Salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 pkg. (5 oz.) baby garden blend or baby romaine (or other salad mixture) 1 jar (6 oz.) artichoke hearts, packed […]

Tomato and Avocado Egg Salad

Ingredients 6 hard-cooked eggs, sliced* 2 avocados, chopped 1 cup chopped tomato 1/2 cup chopped red onion 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley or cilantro Spinach or lettuce leaves Dressing: 2 tablespoons mayonnaise 2 tablespoons sour cream 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce Directions Mix dressing ingredients in small […]

Praline Pecan Sauce

Ingredients 2 cups sugar 1 teaspoon baking soda 3 tablespoons dark corn syrup 3 tablespoons light corn syrup 1 cup buttermilk 1/2 cup butter Dash of salt 1 cup chopped lightly roasted pecans 1 teaspoon vanilla Directions In heavy saucepan, combine sugar and soda; stir in remaining ingredients in order listed, except vanilla and pecans. […]

Romaine, Pecan and Pear Salad

Ingredients 6 cups Romaine lettuce, washed and torn 1 cup radicchio, washed and torn 1/4 cup parsley, chopped 2 shallots, thinly sliced 2 Bosc pears, thinly sliced 1 cup pecans 3/4 cup dried cherries 1/4 cup raspberry or red wine vinaigrette dressing 1/3 cup feta cheese, optional Directions Place Romaine, radicchio, parsley and shallots in […]

Warm Pasta Salad with Pecans and Spinach

Ingredients 8 oz. rigatoni pasta 1/4 cup Italian or Greek dressing 2 tablespoons olive oil 1/2 cup sweet onion, chopped 1 clove garlic, minced 5 oz. baby spinach 1 cup ricotta cheese 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper, to taste 1/2 cup toasted pecans Directions Cook pasta in 2 quarts boiling, salted water […]

Carrot Salad

Ingredients 1 1/2 lb. carrots 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/2 tablespoon red wine vinegar Juice of 1 lemon 1 clove of garlic, finely chopped Pinch of black pepper Pinch of paprika 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped Directions Cut carrots lengthwise into four quartered sections. If they?re very long, cut across so that […]

Soy Best Taco Salad

Ingredients 1 12 oz. package veggie protein crumbles (for making tacos or burritos) 1 1/2 cups shredded soy cheddar cheese or reduced-fat sharp cheddar cheese 1 head iceberg lettuce, shredded (about 6 cups) 3 tomatoes, diced 1 small sweet or mild onion, chopped 1 15 oz. can low sodium kidney beans, drained, and rinsed Sliced […]

5-Minute Chicken BLT Salad

Ingredients 8 cups torn romaine lettuce 3 cups sliced, cooked chicken breast (about 3/4 pound) 2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved 1/2 cup sliced red onions 1 cup sharp Cheddar cheese crumbles, divided 1/4 cup ranch dressing with bacon 2 slices ready-to-serve bacon, crumbled Directions Toss lettuce, chicken, tomatoes, onions and 1/2 cup of the cheese […]

Apple Slaw

Ingredients 3/4 cup salad oil 1/4 cup white wine vinegar 1 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard 1/2 teaspoon Original TABASCO® brand Pepper Sauce 1 green onion, chopped 4 cups shredded green or red cabbage 3 Granny Smith apples, cored and diced Directions Combine oil, vinegar, salt, basil, mustard, TABASCO® […]

Taco Salad

Ingredients 4 – 6 to 8 inch whole wheat or plain flour tortillas Nonstick cooking spray 12 ounces lean ground beef or uncooked ground turkey 1 medium onion, chopped 1 clove garlic, minced 1- 8 ounce can tomato sauce 1 T. cider vinegar 1/2 tsp. ground cumin 1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper 4 cups shredded lettuce 1/4 cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese […]

Healthy Caesar Salad

Ingredients 2 large fresh Portobello mushrooms (about 4 ounces each) 2 tsp. olive oil 1 T. lemon juice 1 T. red wine vinegar 2 tsp. Dijon-style mustard 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce 1 clove garlic, minced 1/8 tsp. ground black pepper 1/2 cup fat-free mayonnaise dressing or salad dressing 8 cups torn romaine lettuce 1/2 cup fat-free croutons 1 to 2 T. shaved Parmesan cheese […]

Simple Holiday Caesar Salad and Dressing

Ingredients 1/3 cup lemon juice 1/3 cup white wine vinegar 1/3 cup water 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese 2 1/2 tablespoons prepared Dijon-style mustard 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper Directions Shake or whisk all ingredients together. Chill until ready to use. Toss with romaine lettuce, croutons, sun-dried tomatoes, Kalamata olives and […]

Strawberry Romaine Salad

Ingredients 2 large heads romaine lettuce 1 to 2 pints (about 2-1/2 ? 5 cups) strawberries, hulled and sliced 1 cup grated Monterey jack cheese 1/2 cup toasted chopped walnuts, optional Strawberry Vinaigrette Dressing (this page) Directions Wash romaine lettuce and dry. Tear into pieces. Place into clear salad bowl. Add sliced strawberries on top […]


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