Salads and Dressings Recipes

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.

Pizza Pasta Salad

Ingredients 3 s penne pasta, cooked, drained and cooled 4 medium tomatoes, chopped (about 4 cups) 12 slices hard salami, chopped 1 shredded Mozzarella cheese 1/2 fresh basil, chopped 1/2 grated Parmesan cheese 1/2 roasted red pepper Directions Italian with Parmesan dressing Toss all ingredients in large bowl. Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour […]

Bistro Beef Salad

Ingredients 4 new red potatoes, scrubbed and cut into quarters 1/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste 2 tablespoons shallots, chopped 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped 1 tablespoon fresh tarragon 1 tablespoon olive oil, preferably extra-virgin 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, or to taste 1 head […]

Cherry And Smoked Turkey Salad

Ingredients 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 clove garlic, crushed 2 tablespoons balsamic or red wine vinegar 1 tablespoon honey 1 tablespoon hot dry mustard 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger 1/2 teaspoon salt 12 ozs. smoked turkey, sliced 2 s fresh sweet cherries, pitted 1 mango, pared and sliced 1 kiwi fruit, sliced 1 Napa cabbage, shredded […]

Nectarine Melba Salad

Ingredients Salad: 7 s mixed greens, loosely packed 2 green onions, sliced 1 nectarine, pitted and sliced 1/4 toasted, chopped pecans 1 fresh raspberries Vinaigrette: 1/3 nectarine (about 1 small nectarine), Pureed or finely mashed 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 1 tablespoon honey 1/4 teaspoon salt freshly ground pepper […]

5 A Day Salad

Ingredients 4 s raw spinach 4 s romaine lettuce 2 s red, yellow, orange bell pepper, chopped 2 s grape or cherry tomatoes 1 broccoli, chopped 1 cauliflower, chopped 1 yellow squash, sliced 1 zucchini, sliced 2 s cucumber, sliced 2 s baby carrots, chopped Directions Was all of the vegetables and mix together in […]

French Style Potato Salad

Ingredients 1/2 white wine vinegar 1/4 Dijon mustard 1/2 olive oil 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, finely chopped 1 tablespoon shallot, finely chopped 3 tablespoons fresh fennel, finely chopped 3 lbs. small unpeeled red-skinned potatoes 1/3 dry white wine Directions Whisk vinegar and mustard together in medium bowl; gradually whisk in oil. Stir in parsley, fennel […]

Raspberry Turkey Salad

Ingredients 1 1/2 s vanilla yogurt 2 tablespoons fresh mint, finely chopped or 1 drop mint extract 1/2 mayonnaise 1/4 honey 2 tablespoons raspberry vinegar 1 (1 lb.) box farfalle pasta 2 s asparagus, cut into 2-inch pieces or 2 cups green beans 1 lb. cooked smoked turkey, or plain turkey or chicken, cubed 4 […]

Lettuce And Mushroom Salad

Ingredients 1 medium-size head lettuce 1/2 small bunch watercress, torn into bite-size pieces 1/4 lb. (1 cup) very small whole white mushroom caps commercial French dressing Directions Wash lettuce and watercress; pat dry and tear into bite-size pieces. Place in salad bowl. Wash mushrooms and add along with French dressing. Toss lightly, but thoroughly, to […]

Spinach-Orange Salad

Ingredients 3 s fresh spinach, well washed and torn into small pieces 3 medium-size oranges, sectioned 1 tablespoon sugar salt to taste 1/4 French dressing Directions Combine spinach, orange sections, sugar and salt in large bowl. Add 1/4 cup (or more, if desired) French dressing and toss.

French Dressing

Ingredients 1 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon sugar 3 tablespoons lemon juice 1/4 ketchup 1/2 salad oil 1 (3 oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened (optional) Directions Combine first 5 ingredients in pint jar; shake well and let sit several hours before using. Cream cheese may be added to dressing just before serving, if desired.

Wilted Endive Salad

Ingredients 1 large head endive, washed and separated 5 slices bacon, fried, drained and crumbled, drippings reserved 1 onion, thinly sliced 1/4 bacon drippings 1/2 sugar (less if desired) 1 teaspoon salt 1/4 vinegar water, if needed to thin (optional) Directions Toss endive with bacon and onion slices. Combine bacon drippings, sugar, salt, vinegar and […]

Quaker Coleslaw

Ingredients 2 eggs, beaten 1/4 cider vinegar 1/4 water 1/2 sugar 2 tablespoons butter or margarine 1/8 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon pepper 1 (8 oz.) carton commercial sour cream 1 medium cabbage, shredded Directions Combine first 7 ingredients in top of double boiler; bring water to boil. Reduce heat to low; cook until mixture thickens. […]

Black Bean Salad

Ingredients 2 cans black beans, rinsed 1 red pepper, diced 1 yellow pepper, diced 1/2 red onion, diced 1 clove garlic, minced 1 can corn, drained 1 tablespoon parsley or cilantro 4 tablespoons lime juice, or more to taste 1/4 olive oil 1/2 teaspoon cumin, or more to taste salt and pepper Directions Combine all […]

Tuna Macaroni Salad Recipe

Ingredients 1 uncooked elbow macaroni 1 teaspoon salt 1 qt. water 1/2 green onion, chopped 1 red, orange, and/or yellow bell peppers, seeded, de-stemmed and chopped 1/4 fresh parsley, chopped, packed 2 cans tuna, packed in water, drain water out and add 2-3 tablespoons olive oil. 2 stalks celery, chopped juice of 1/2 lemon, freshly […]

Egg Salad Pockets

Ingredients 3 tablespoons sour cream 1/4 teaspoon fresh dill weed or 1/8 teaspoon dried dill weed 4 hard-cooked eggs, chopped 4 thin cucumber slices 4 thin tomato slices 2 whole wheat pita breads, cut in half Directions Put sour cream and dill weed into bowl. Stir until ingredients are well blended. Add eggs and gently […]

Asparagus Egg Salad Brunch

Ingredients 1 lb. medium-sized asparagus 6 hard-cooked eggs, coarsely chopped 2 tablespoons fresh dill, coarsely chopped salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste 1/3 prepared mayonnaise 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard toasted slices of bread (optional) Directions Cut tips off asparagus, about 1-inch long (you should have 1/2 cup). Save remaining stalks for another recipe. […]

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