Salads and Dressings Recipes

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 […]

Pink Salad

Ingredients 1 can of cherry pie filling 1 can (drained) of pinapple chunks 1 large bag of pecans (chopped) 1 large container of Cool-Whip 1 can of sweetened condensed milk Directions Mix all ingredients together (in large bowl) and serve chilled as a dessert.

Mexican Bean Salad

Ingredients 1 (15 oz.) can black beans, rinsed and drained 1 (15 oz.) can kidney beans, drained 1 (15 oz.) can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed 1 green bell pepper, chopped 1 red bell pepper, chopped 1 (10 oz.) package frozen corn kernels 1 red onion, chopped 1/2 cup olive oil 1/2 cup red wine […]

Crunchy Chinese Pork Salad

Ingredients 3/4 pound roast pork, cubed 4 slices bacon, diced 6 cups torn iceberg lettuce 1 8-oz. can sliced water chestnuts, drained 1/2 cup sliced green onions 3 tablespoons soy sauce 2 tablespoons honey 1 tablespoon ketchup 1 teaspoon dry mustard 1 3 oz. can chow mein noodles Directions In large skillet, cook bacon just […]

Curried Chicken and Pasta Salad

Ingredients 2 oz. packaged dried elbow macaroni or tiny tube macaroni (ditalini) 1 1/2 cups chopped cooked chicken (about 8 ozs) 1 cup coarsely chopped apple 1/3 cup chopped celery 1/4 cup finely chopped onion 1/3 cup mayonnaise or salad dressing 1/3 cup plain yogurt 1/2 teaspoon curry powder 1/8 teaspoon salt 1/4 cup cashews […]

Grapefruit and Avocado Salad

Ingredients 1 grapefruit* 1 small red onion, minced 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 teaspoon flaxseed oil juice from one lime 1 tablespoon chopped dill 1 ripe avocado 1 head Romaine lettuce 2 tablespoons croutons** Directions Section grapefruit* into a salad bowl with minced onion, dill, oils and lime juice and refrigerate for an hour. Chop […]

Black Bean & Corn Salad

Ingredients 1/2 cup black beans, cooked 1 cup frozen corn 1 medium onion 1 red bell pepper 5 cloves garlic 1/4 cup chopped, fresh cilantro 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 teaspoon water Juice of one lemon, one lime, one orange Directions Sauté pepper, garlic and onion for 3 minutes in olive oil and water. Mix […]

Black Bean & Corn Salad

Ingredients 1/2 cup black beans, cooked 1 cup frozen corn 1 medium onion 1 red bell pepper 5 cloves garlic 1/4 cup chopped, fresh cilantro 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 teaspoon water Juice of one lemon, one lime, one orange Directions Sauté pepper, garlic and onion for 3 minutes in olive oil and water. Mix […]

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