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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  […]

Hot Turkey Salad

Ingredients: 4 cups cubed cooked turkey 2 cups diced celery 1 cup slivered almonds, toasted 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1 1/2  cups mayonnaise 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese 1 cup crushed potato chips Directions: In a greased 2-quart baking dish, combine the first eight ingredients. Top with […]

Squash Dressing

Ingredients: 1 package (8-1/2 ounces) corn bread/muffin mix 1/2 cup water 4 cups chopped yellow summer squash 1/2 cup butter 1/2 cup each chopped onion, celery and green pepper 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted 1 cup milk 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon pepper Directions: Prepare corn bread according to package […]

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