Salads and Dressings

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.) […]

Dandelion Salad With Cooked Dressing

Ingredients 4 slices bacon, fried crisp and crumbled 2 s (approximately) new dandelion leaves, chopped 2 hard boiled eggs, sliced or chopped 2 tablespoons onion, chopped 1/4 butter 1/2 cream or milk 1 egg, beaten 1/2 teaspoon salt dash of pepper 1/4 cider vinegar 2 tablespoons sugar 1 tablespoon flour Directions Toss together chopped dandelion, […]

Tropical Chicken Salad

Ingredients 3 s chicken stock 1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts 4 tomatoes, chopped 2 mangoes, chopped 1/4 olive oil 3 tablespoons lemon juice 1 nonfat yogurt 2 tablespoons light mayonnaise 2 tablespoons gingerroot, peeled and minced 3 s Swiss chard, shredded Directions In large frying pan over medium heat, bring stock to boil. Add […]

Warm Asparagus Spinach Salad

Ingredients 1 1/2 lbs fresh asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces 2 tablespoons plus 1/2 cup olive oil, divided 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 lbs uncooked penne or medium tube pasta 3/4 green onions, chopped 6 tablespoons white wine vinegar 2 tablespoons soy sauce 1 (6 oz.) pkg. fresh baby spinach 1 coarsely chopped […]

Waldorf Salad With Pecans

Ingredients 5 medium apples, with clean, tender skins juice of 1 lemon 1/2 celery, sliced 1/2 chopped pecans 1/2 raisins 1/3 to 1/2 cup mayonnaise lettuce leaves Directions Wash apples; do not peel. Core apples and cut into 1/2-inch cubes. Sprinkle with lemon juice to prevent discoloration. Combine apples with celery, pecans, raisins and mayonnaise. […]

Marinated Shrimp Salad

Ingredients 1/2 white wine vinegar 1/3 olive oil 6 green onions, chopped 3 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped 1 tablespoon garlic salt 2 teaspoons dried basil leaves, crushed 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper 1 1/2 lbs. large shrimp, cooked, peeled and deveined 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced Directions In blender or food processor, process vinegar, oil, […]

Apple-Carrot Salad

Ingredients 1 carrot, shredded 3 medium apples, unpared and diced 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1/2 raisins 1/3 fat-free mayonnaise Directions Combine all ingredients. Chill thoroughly. Serve on salad greens.

Pecan Chicken Salad Sandwich

Ingredients 1/4 cooked chicken (diced) 1/4 celery, chopped 1/4 fresh or canned sliced mushrooms 1/4 chopped Texas pecans 1 (2 oz.) jar chopped pimientos, drained 1/4 mayonnaise lettuce, tomato and bread Directions Combine all ingredients and mix well. Spread mixture on your choice of bread. Top with lettuce and tomato.

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