Salads and Dressings Recipes

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 […]

Tuna Pasta Salad

Ingredients: 2 cups macaroni, uncooked 2 (6 1/2) ounce cans tuna, canned, water-pack 1/2 cup zucchini, chopped 1/4 cup carrots, sliced 1/3 cup onion, diced 1/4 cup salad dressing, mayonnaise-type Directions: Cook macaroni according to package directions. Drain. Drain tuna. Wash vegetables. Chop zucchini; slice carrots into thin slices; dice onions. Mix macaroni, tuna, and […]

Orange Fluff Jell-O Salad

Ingredients: 1 large package cook and serve vanilla pudding (4.6 ounces) 1 large package orange Jell-O (6 ounces) 2 cups water 1 (16 ounce) whipped topping 1/2 bag mini marshmallows 20 ounce can pineapple tidbits (drained) 22 ounces mandarin oranges (drained) 2 to 3 bananas, sliced (Optional, put in before serving so they don’t turn […]

Montreal Grilled Potato Salad

Ingredients: 2 pounds medium red potatoes pierced with fork 1 medium onion cut into 1/2-inch slices 1 large red bell pepper quartered 2 ribs celery 3 tablespoons olive oil 3/4 cup mayonnaise 2 teaspoons Grill Mates Montreal Steak Seasoning Directions: Microwave potatoes on HIGH 7 minutes or until almost tender, turning potatoes over halfway through […]

Strawberry & Gorgonzola Salad

Ingredients: 6 cups of fresh spinach 1 cup of fresh strawberries, sliced 1/2 cup gorgonzola cheese 1/4 cup walnuts, chopped 1 apple, sliced thin 4 tbs of your favorite vinaigrette Directions: Toss all ingredients and serve immediately.

Watermelon, Lime, Mint and Feta Salad

Ingredients: 1 small watermelon, seedless or seeded, and diced 1/4 cup fresh lime juice 1/4 cup agave nectar 1 tbs. white rum, optional 2 tbs. chopped basil, chopped 2 tbs. chopped mint, chopped pinch salt 6 oz. feta cheese crumbles Directions: Place watermelon cubes on platter. Mix the lime, agave, rum and pinch salt. Drizzle […]

Any Day’s a Picnic Chicken Salad

Ingredients: 2 1/2 c. chicken breast,* cooked and diced 1/2 c. celery, chopped 1/4 c. onion, chopped 2 Tbsp. pickle relish 1/2 c. light mayonnaise Directions: Rinse and prepare celery and onion. Combine all ingredients. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Use within two days. Note: Chicken salad doesn’t freeze well. How to use: Make chicken […]

Cabbage Fruit Salad

Ingredients: 2 cups cabbage, shredded 2 oranges, sectioned and seeded 1/2 cup crushed pineapple, drained 2 medium apples, chopped 4 tablespoons plain low fat yogurt 1 teaspoon honey 2 tablespoons chopped peanuts and/or raisins (optional) Directions: Wash and prepare cabbage, oranges, and apples as directed. Mix all ingredients. Top with peanuts and/or raisins.

Pasta Salad with Asparagus

Ingredients: 1 pound pasta 1‐2 cups cooked asparagus 2‐3 cups seasonal chopped raw vegetables (radishes, bell peppers, green onions, tomatoes) 1/4 cup plus 2 Tablespoons olive oil 1/4 cup red wine vinegar Salt and pepper to taste 1 Tablespoon chopped parsley Directions: Cook the pasta according to package direction. Rinse in cold water. Chill. Cook […]

Tomato & Avocado Egg Salad

Ingredients: 6 hard-boiled eggs, sliced 2 avocados, chopped 1 cup chopped tomato 1/2 cup chopped red onion 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley OR cilantro Spinach OR lettuce leaves Dressing: 2 Tbsp. mayonnaise 2 Tbsp. sour cream 1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice 1/2 tsp. salt 1/4 tsp. hot pepper sauce Directions: Mix dressing ingredients in small […]

Egg Salad

Ingredients: 4 hard boiled eggs (finely chopped) 2 teaspoons pickle relish 1⁄2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon mustard (wet) 1⁄4 cup mayonnaise Directions: Put the eggs in a pan of cold water. Simmer for 20 minutes. Cool promptly in cold water, then in refrigerator, so the eggs will be easy to shell. Remove the shells from […]

Pink Party Salad

Ingredients: 4 potatoes (washed and cut in half) 3 cups beets, cooked (peeled and diced) 1 cup peas, green, fresh or frozen 3 eggs, hard boiled 1 apple 1 teaspoon lemon juice 2 tablespoons olive oil 3 tablespoons vinegar 1 tablespoon sugar Directions: Boil the potatoes in 2 cups of water in a deep kettle. […]

Pasta Primavera Salad

Ingredients: 12 ounces pasta (any shape) 1 package frozen mixed vegetables 1 package dry vegetable soup mix 1 cup low-fat salad dressing, unsalted 1⁄2 cup cheese, reduced-fat (shredded) 3 hard boiled eggs (sliced) Directions: Cook pasta according to package directions. Rinse in cold water to stop cooking and prevent sticking. Drain. Cook vegetables until just […]

East Meets West Steak Salad

Ingredients: 2 beef shoulder center (ranch) steaks, cut 1 inch thick (about 8 ounces each) 3/4 cup prepared regular or reduced fat Asian-style dressing 1 package (1 pound) coleslaw mix 1 cup snow peas, trimmed, cut diagonally in half or 3/4 cup frozen shelled edamame, defrosted 1/4 cup honey-roasted peanuts, chopped or slivered almonds, toasted  […]

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