Salads and Dressings Recipes

Creamy Italian Herb Dressing

Ingredients: 1/4 cup yogurt (plain) 1/4 cup mayonnaise (non-fat) 1/4 cup milk (skim) 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning (dried) 1/2 clove garlic (fresh, minced) Directions: In a small bowl, combine all the above ingredients. Refrigerate in a covered container for at least an hour. Serve chilled.

Apple Celery Salad

Ingredients: 1 tablespoon orange juice 2 tablespoons light mayonnaise 2 cups apples (diced) 1 cup celery (diced) 1/2 cup raisins 1/2 cup peanuts (chopped) Directions: In a large bowl, mix orange juice with mayonnaise.  Add apples, celery, raisins, and peanuts to the dressing mixture and stir well.  Serve at room temperature or chilled. 1 serving (about ¾ […]

Cranberry Fruit Salad

Ingredients: 1  can (8 ounces) crushed pineapple, drained and juice saved 1/2 cup cranberry juice cocktail or apple juice 2 Tbsp. lemon juice 1 package (3 ounces) raspberry-flavored gelatin 1 can (15-16 ounces) cranberry sauce, mashed 1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional) 1/2 cup chopped celery (optional) Directions: Combine pineapple juice, cranberry juice cocktail, and lemon juice in medium saucepan. Bring to boil, then remove from heat. Add gelatin […]

Arlene’s Famous Cranberry Salad

Submitted by Teresa Alspach of Minerva, Ohio Ingredients: 1 package raw cranberries (12 or 16 oz) chopped 1 cup chopped celery 1 20 oz can of crushed pineapple (undrained) 1 large box of cherry Jell-o ¾ cup sugar 2 cups boiling water, 1 cup cold water   Directions: In a 2-quart casserole dish, mix sugar, […]

Turkey Waldorf Salad

Ingredients: 1/3 cup low-fat mayonnaise 1/3 cup nonfat or low-fat plain yogurt 2 teaspoons lemon juice 1/4 teaspoon salt 3 cups leftover turkey 1 medium red apple, diced 1 cup halved red or green grapes 1 cup sliced celery 1/2 cup chopped walnuts, divided (toasted if desired) Directions: Whisk mayonnaise, yogurt, lemon juice and salt […]

Country Style Potato Salad

Ingredients: 3 potatoes (medium) 1 cup celery (chopped) 1/2 cup onion (minced) 1 cup peas (frozen) 1 tablespoon mustard (prepared) 1/2 cup mayonnaise, low-fat 1/2 cup yogurt, non-fat plain black pepper (fresh cracked, to taste) lettuce and tomato (Garnish:) Directions:   Wash potatoes, leave skin on and cut in bite-size chunks. Place in pan and […]

Corn Salad

Ingredients: 1 can (11 ounce) corn, drained
 1 cup celery, finely chopped
 1/2 small pepper, finely chopped
 1 teaspoon mild onion, finely chopped

 Ingredients for Dressing:
 1/2 cup reduced fat mayonnaise
 1-1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
 1/2 teaspoon prepared mustard 
black pepper to taste Directions: Prepare and mix vegetables together in a medium mixing bowl.  In […]

Honey Cucumber Salad

Ingredients: 3 medium  – cucumbers, thinly sliced and halved 1/4 cup – honey 1/2 cup – white balsamic vinegar, (can also use white wine vinegar) 1/4 cup – water 2 tablespoons  – red onion, diced salt Directions: Place cucumbers in bowl and sprinkle with salt. Toss and set aside. In a small mixing bowl, stir […]

Peach Chicken Salad

Ingredients: 4-5 cups cooked chicken 1 1/2 cups  peaches 1 cup chopped celery 1 cup  pecans 1 tablespoon tarragon leaves 1/2 cup mayonnaise Directions: Put all ingredients in a large bowl and mix together. Best served as a main dish as opposed to sandwiches.

Cherry Tomato Salad

Ingredients: 1 quart cherry tomatoes, halved 1/4 cup canola oil 3 tablespoons white vinegar 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon sugar 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley 1 to 2 teaspoons minced fresh basil 1 to 2 teaspoons minced fresh oregano Directions: Place tomatoes in a shallow bowl. In a small bowl, whisk oil, vinegar, salt and […]

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