Salads and Dressings Recipes

Potato and Asparagus Salad

Ingredients 4 eggs (hard boiled) 6 cups new potatoes 12-20 spears fresh asparagus 3 generous handfuls fresh basil leaves 1/2 cup olive oil 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar 1 clove garlic 1?2 medium red onion, prepared for processor Directions Cook potatoes in their skins until tender. Let them cool a bit, cut into chunks. Cook […]

Lemony Pasta Spring Vegetable Salad

Ingredients 1 (1 lb.) package medium pasta shells 1 pound fresh asparagus, cut into 2? pieces 1 (16 oz.) package frozen baby peas 1 orange bell pepper, seeded and chopped 1 cup mayonnaise 1 (8 oz) container lemon yogurt 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1/4 cup milk 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves 1/8 teaspoon white pepper […]

Seven Layer Salad

Ingredients 1/2 cup plain yogurt 1/2 cup buttermilk 1/2 cup mayonnaise 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese 1 teaspoon sugar 1/2 teaspoon dried dill weed 1 9-oz. pkg. frozen cheese tortellini 4 cups baby spinach leaves 2 cups chopped red cabbage 2 cups Havarti cheese cubes 2 cups grape tomatoes 8 slices bacon, cooked crisp and […]

Creamy Ranch Dressing

Ingredients 1 1/4 cups soy or dairy milk 1 (12 oz.) pkg. silken tofu 1 (1 oz.) pkg. ranch salad dressing mix packet Directions Put soy milk, silken tofu and dressing mix into blender container. Whirl until well blended, scraping down sides if necessary. Put dressing into a jar and store in refrigerator.

Black-Eyed Pea Salad

Ingredients 2 (15 oz.) cans black-eyed peas, drained 1 bunch green onions, chopped 2 stalks celery, chopped 1 medium green bell pepper, chopped 1 (2 oz.) jar diced pimientos, drained 1 (3 oz.) jar bacon bits 1/4 sugar 1/4 red wine vinegar 1/4 olive oil 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar salt and pepper to taste Directions […]

Tailgater’S Tuna Salad

Ingredients 1 (7 oz.) pouch chunk white albacore tuna 4 s (12 ozs.) multicolored rotini pasta, dry 2 s bottled, ranch dressing 1/2 red onion, diced 1 celery, diced 1 carrots, diced (optional) 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon pepper 1 (2 oz.) can olives, sliced and drained (optional) Directions Cook rotini pasta according to directions […]

Autumn Apple, Ham And Goat Cheese Salad

Ingredients 6 ounces cooked boneless ham, cut into matchstick-size strips 3 (5-oz.) bags spring mix salad greens 3 Gala apples, cored and thinly sliced 1 pomegranate seeds or dried cranberries 1 (7-oz.) pkg. glazed walnuts or 1 1/2 cups toasted walnut pieces 1/2 of small red onion, thinly sliced, halved and separated into pieces 2/3 […]

Honey Mustard Dressing

Ingredients 1/2 cider vinegar 1/2 raw honey 1/2 Dijon-style mustard 3 cloves garlic, finely diced 1 sunflower seed oil 3 tablespoons fresh parsley, minced 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh dill weed, minced 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro, finely chopped salt and pepper to taste Directions Combine all ingredients in small bowl and whisk together.

Savory Pear Salad

Ingredients 1/2 dry orzo 1 diced raw pears (1 medium or 2 small) 2 tablespoons orange juice 2 teaspoons lemon juice 1/4 raisins 1/2 diced fresh tomatoes 3 tablespoons buttermilk ranch dressing 4 s fresh spinach, torn 2 tablespoons sliced almonds 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill, divided Directions Prepare orzo according to package directions. Place […]

Bucket Taco Salad

Ingredients 2 heads iceberg lettuce, torn into bite-sized pieces 1 large onion, chopped 2 large green peppers, seeded and diced 4 tomatoes, diced 6 s shredded Cheddar cheese 1 (14.5 oz.) pkg. corn tortilla chips, broken 2 (12 oz.) jars creamy ranch salad dressing 1 (12 oz.) jar chunky salsa 2 lbs. ground beef Directions […]

American Potato Salad

Ingredients 5 lbs. red potatoes 6 eggs 2 s mayonnaise 1 onion, diced 2 green onions, thinly sliced 1 small green bell pepper, seeded and diced 3 stalks celery, thinly sliced 2 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon ground black pepper Directions Bring large pot of water to a boil. Add potatoes, and cook 15 to 20 […]

Creamy Italian Pasta Salad

Ingredients 1 (16 oz.) package fusilli (spiral-shaped) pasta 1 frozen petite peas, thawed 2 (2 oz.) cans sliced black olives 1 cubed Genoa salami 3/4 green onions, chopped 3/4 celery, chopped 1/2 fresh parsley, chopped 1 (.7 oz.) pkg. dry Italian-style salad dressing mix 1 mayonnaise 1 sour cream 2 tablespoons milk Directions In large […]

Fresh Corn Salad*

Ingredients 4 s corn, cooked, cut off cob 1/2 vegetable oil 1/4 cider vinegar 2 teaspoons lemon juice 1/4 fresh parsley, minced 2 teaspoons sugar 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon dried basil 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper 2 large tomatoes, seeded, coarsely chopped 1/2 onion, chopped 1/2 green pepper, chopped 1/2 sweet red pepper, chopped Directions […]

Lemon Sugar Snap Pea Salad

Ingredients 3 lbs. (3 quarts) sugar snap peas 3 tablespoons finely chopped lemon zest 6 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 6 tablespoons finely chopped garlic 1/2 tablespoon (1 1/2 teaspoons) salt 3/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper (optional) 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 3/4 olive oil 1 lb. (1 1/2 cups) thinly sliced green onion 6 ozs. (1 […]

Summery Egg Salad Sandwich

Ingredients 1 baguette, sliced in half lengthwise 2 s fresh spinach, stemmed and shredded 1 green cabbage, shredded 1 cucumber, peeled, seeded and diced 2 s ripe tomatoes, diced, with juice 1 2- to 3-inch snap beans, finely chopped 2 ears sweet corn, kernels cut from cob 1 sweet red peppers, chopped 1 sweet yellow […]

Green Bean Salad With Basil Vinaigrette

Ingredients 2 lbs. green beans, trimmed 3 shallots, minced 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar or red wine vinegar 1/4 olive oil 2/3 fresh basil leaves, chopped 2/3 grated Romano cheese additional grated Romano cheese Directions Cook beans in large pot of rapidly boiling salted water until just crisp-tender. Rinse with cold water. Drain. Transfer to bowl. […]

Taiwanese Beef Salad

Ingredients 1 1/4 lbs. boneless beef top sirloin or top round steak, cut 1 inch thick or flank steak 1 (10 oz.) pkg. European or Italian-style mixed greens, such as romaine, radicchio, endive and butter lettuces (about 8 cups) 1 1/2 s packaged match-stick style shredded carrots 1/2 chopped unsalted dry-roasted peanuts Dressing: 1/2 prepared […]

Spring Vegetable Herb Salad

Ingredients 1 lb. asparagus, trimmed 3/4 lb. sugar snap peas 1 lb.assorted small new potatoes 1 tablespoon tarragon or white wine vinegar 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard 1/4 extra-virgin olive oil 3 tablespoons finely chopped shallot 1/2 torn mixed herbs (such as cilantro, basil, tarragon, chervil, and chives) Directions Bring 4-quart pot of water to boil; […]

Spanish Cauliflower Salad

Ingredients 1 small head cauliflower 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice dressing (see recipe below) 3 tablespoons minced hard-cooked egg 1 tablespoon minced parsley Dressing: 1/4 extra-virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar 1 clove garlic, mashed to a paste or put through garlic press 1 tablespoon small capers 1 teaspoon paprika dash of cayenne […]

Eggstra Easy Taco Salad

Ingredients 4 hard-cooked eggs 4 s torn salad greens 1/4 chopped onion 4 teaspoons taco seasoning mix 4 slices bacon, crisp-cooked, drained, and crumbled 2 medium tomatoes, chopped 1/4 sliced pitted ripe olives, optional 1/2 bottled reduced-fat Italian salad dressing 1 (4 oz.) shredded reduced-fat Cheddar cheese 1/2 to 1 cup (1 to 2 oz.) […]

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