Salads and Dressings Recipes

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 […]

Pita Bread Salad with Cucumbers, Tomatoes & Herbs

Ingredients 1 medium cucumber, peeled, seeded, cut into small dice Salt and ground black pepper 4 pita breads, 6-inch size, several days old, torn into 1/2-inch pieces 1 pint cherry tomatoes, chopped 6 scallions, trimmed, sliced thin, including 2-inches of green 1/4 cup minced fresh mint leaves 1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro or parsley leaves […]

Sparkling Fruit Salad

Ingredients 1 fresh pineapple, cut into chunks 1 (11 oz) can mandarin oranges, drained 1 cup halved fresh strawberries 1 cup halved green grapes 1 cup white wine or white grape juice 1/2 cup chilled club soda Directions In large serving bowl, combine the pineapple, oranges, strawberries and grapes. Combine wine or grape juice and […]

Mid-Summer Italian Bread Salad

Ingredients 1 clove garlic 1 (1 pound) loaf Italian bread 1 cup chopped tomatoes 1 cup cucumber – peeled, seeded and chopped 1 cup chopped red onion 1 clove garlic, minced 2 cups chopped fresh basil 1/8 cup chopped fresh thyme 1/4 cup olive oil 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar Directions Rub peeled clove of garlic […]

Turkey Waldorf Salad

Ingredients 1 cup cooked, cubed turkey meat 2 stalks celery, chopped 2 tart apples, cored and cubed 1/2 cup chopped walnuts 1/4 cup sour cream 1/4 cup mayonnaise 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1 tablespoon honey 1 tablespoon prepared Dijon-style mustard 1/4 teaspoon salt Ground black pepper to taste Directions In […]

Eastern Rice Salad

Ingredients 3/4 cup long-grain white rice 1 cup fresh sliced mushrooms 1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper 1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper 1 cup salted cashew pieces 1 cup chopped green onions 1/2 lb. fresh bean sprouts 2 1/2 oz. fresh spinach 3 stalks celery, chopped 1/2 cup vegetable oil 1/4 cup soy sauce […]

Drop Dead Delicious Tuna Salad

Ingredients 3 (7 oz) cans white tuna, drained and flaked 1 cup mayonnaise or salad dressing 3 tablespoons Parmesan cheese 3 stalks celery, diced 1/2 cup sweet pickle relish 1/2 teaspoon dried minced onion flakes 1/2 – 3/4 teaspoon curry powder 3 tablespoons dried parsley 1 tablespoon dried dill weed 2 pinches garlic powder Directions […]

Summer Salad

Ingredients 1 yellow squash, diced 1 zucchini, diced 3 green onions, sliced 1 carrot, cubed 1/2 green bell pepper, diced 1 tomato, chopped 1/2 cup fat free ranch dressing Salt to taste Ground black pepper to taste Directions Toss vegetables with dressing, and chill for at least 1 hour. Season with salt and black pepper, […]

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