Salads

Honey Spinach Salad

Summary

Yield
4 Servings
SourceNancy Alonzo (2001)
Prep time
2 hours, 20 minutes
Cooking time
Total time
2 hours, 20 minutes

Ingredients

1⁄4 t
salt
1 clv
garlic (crushed)
1⁄3 c
honey
1⁄3 c
olive oil
1 T
lemon juice
1 cn
mandarin oranges (11-oz, drained)
3⁄4 lb
fresh spinach
1⁄2 c
walnuts (toasted, coarsely chopped)

Instructions

Sprinkle salt into a large bowl. Add crushed garlic and mash to a paste, using the back of a spoon. Combine honey, olive oil and lemon juice in a jar. Cover tightly and shake vigorously. Add honey mixture to garlic mixture; stir well. Cover and chill at least 2 hours. Remove stems from spinach; wash leaves thoroughly and pat dry. Tear leaves into bite-size pieces. Combine spinach, oranges and walnuts in a large bowl; toss well. Pour honey mixture over salad, tossing to coat. Serve immediately. Makes 4 to 6 servings.

Greek Pasta Salad

Summary

Yield
4 Servings
SourcePatty Landis (1997)
Prep time
40 minutes
Cooking time
Total time
40 minutes

Ingredients

18 oz
cooked tortellini
2
bell peppers (sliced)
1
red onion (sliced)
1⁄4 c
black olives (sliced)
1⁄2 c
rice wine vinegar
1⁄2 c
olive oil
1 T
dried basil
3 T
lemon juice
2 T
dry sherry
1 1⁄2 t
seasoned salt
1 t
garlic powder
1⁄4 t
crushed red pepper
1⁄2 c
feta cheese (crumbled)

Instructions

In a large bowl, whisk vinegar, oil, basil, lemon juice, sherry, salt, garlic powder and crushed red pepper. Add tortellini, peppers, onion, olives and feta cheese. Toss. Chill well before serving.

From the Mountview Early Learning Center Cookbook.

Cranberry Fruit Ring

Summary

Yield
8 Servings
SourceMrs. Mealer (1970)
Prep time
1 hour, 15 minutes
Cooking time
15 minutes
Total time
1 hour, 30 minutes

Ingredients

1 lb
cranberries (4 c, fresh)
1
orange
1 1⁄2 c
sugar
2 c
hot water
2 pk
lemon-flavored gelatin
2 pk
cream cheese (8-oz)
 
watercress or parsley (chopped)

Instructions

Force cranberries and orange through food chopper. Add sugar and mix well. Let stand while preparing gelatin. Add hot water to gelatin and stir until dissolved. When gelatin begins to set, stir in cranberry mixture. Pour into 5-cup ring mold and chill until firm. Unmold on serving platter and fill with Cream Cheese Watercress Balls. Cream Cheese Watercress Balls: Cut 2 cream cheese packages into 10 pieces each. Roll each into a ball, then roll in chopped watercress or parsley. Refrigerate until serving time.

Fresh Veggie Mozzarella Salad

Summary

Yield
4 Servings
SourceMike Kaylor, Main Library (2008)
Prep time
10 minutes
Cooking time
Total time
10 minutes

Ingredients

3
large fresh tomatoes, cut in large pieces and seeds removed
1
large cucumber, peeled and seeds removed, cut into chunks
2
large green and yellow peppers, seeds removed and cut into chunks
 
Fresh mozzarella cheese, cut into pieces
 
Fresh course ground pepper, to taste
1 bn
fresh basil, cut into long thin strips
 
Balsamic vinaigrette salad dressing with extra virgin olive oil, to taste

Instructions

Mix all ingredients, using the amount of mozzarella you prefer. Also good with cooked shrimp or chicken tossed in. 

Hot German Potato Salad

Summary

Yield
6 Servings
SourceDaisy Harvey (1978)
Prep time
20 minutes
Cooking time
40 minutes
Total time
1 hour

Ingredients

5 c
potatoes (cooked, sliced)
1
onion (large, sliced, pulled into rings)
6 sli
bacon (crumbled)
 
Salt and pepper (to taste)
1⁄3 c
bacon drippings
1⁄3 c
water
1⁄3 c
sugar
1⁄3 c
vinegar
1
egg yolk (beaten)

Instructions

Cook potatoes in salted water. Cool and peel. Fry bacon until crisp. Remove from drippings. Fry onion rings until soft. Remove from drippings. (Make sure there is still 1/3 cup left in the pan.) Combine water, vinegar and egg yolk. Add to drippings, stirring constantly. Add sugar; stir until dissolved. Cook until thick and bubbly. Pour over potatoes, onions and bacon. Bake about 20 minutes at 350°, or until heated throughout. Serves 6 to 8.

Mandarin Salad

Summary

Yield
6 Servings
SourceHeather Phalen (1990)
Prep time
2 hours, 10 minutes
Cooking time
Total time
2 hours, 10 minutes

Ingredients

1⁄4 c
vegetable oil
2 T
wine vinegar
1 T
sugar
1⁄2 t
dry mustard
1⁄2 t
salt
1 clv
garlic (split in half)
1 ds
pepper
1 lb
spinach (torn in bite-size pieces)
1 cn
mandarin oranges (well drained)
1⁄2 c
walnut pieces
1
Bermuda onion (thinly sliced)

Instructions

Combine first 7 ingredients and let stand at least 2 hours to make the dressing. Toss remaining ingredients for salad ingredients. Remove garlic pieces from dressing and toss with salad ingredients.

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