Salads and Dressings Recipes

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.) […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.


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