Salads

Quick Artichoke Pasta Salad

Summary

Yield
4 Servings
SourceDebbie Ferguson (1981)
Prep time20 minutes
Cooking time10 minutes
Total time30 minutes

Ingredients

4 oz
salad macaroni
 
boiling salted water
1
jar marinated artichoke hearts (up to 2 6-oz jars )
1⁄4 lb
mushrooms (whole, small )
2
tomatoes (medium, seeded and cut into bite-size pieces)
1
ripe olives (up to 2 c, medium size, pitted)
 
Salt and pepper

Instructions

Following package directions, cook macaroni in a large kettle of boiling salted water until tender. Drain, rinse with cold water; drain again. Turn into a large bowl. Combine artichokes and their liquid, mushrooms, tomatoes and olives. Add mixture to cooked macaroni and toss gently. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours, or until next day. Before serving, season with salt and pepper to taste. Makes 4 to 6 servings.

Red Raspberry Salad

Summary

Yield
8 Servings
SourceRuth Browning (1980)
Prep time1 hour
Cooking time15 minutes
Total time1 hour, 15 minutes

Ingredients

2 cn
applesauce (No. 2)
2
7-Up bottles (12-oz)
2 pk
raspberry Jello (small)

Instructions

Heat applesauce. Add Jello and stir until dissolved. Cool. Stir in 7-Up. Pour into a 2-quart mold that has been rinsed in cold water. Chill. Unmold on greens. Serve.

Hot Chicken Salad

Summary

Yield
8 Servings
SourceNancy Roth, Main Library (2007)
Prep time10 minutes
Cooking time20 minutes
Total time30 minutes

Ingredients

2 c
cooked chicken, chopped
2 c
celery, sliced
1 c
mayonnaise
2 T
lemon juice
1⁄2 c
pecans
1⁄2 t
salt
2 t
grated onion
1⁄2 c
Cheddar cheese, grated
1 cn
water chestnuts, chopped (optional)
 
Potato chips

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350°. Combine all ingredients except cheese and chips. Place in a lightly greased 9 x 13 inch baking dish. When ready to cook, add cheese and chips on top. Bake 15-20 minutes. 

Sharon's Super Slaw

Summary

Yield
6 Servings
SourceSharon Coultas (1999)
Prep time30 minutes
Cooking time
Total time30 minutes

Ingredients

1 pk
chicken-flavored Ramen soup (3-oz)
1⁄3 c
balsamic vinegar
1⁄4 c
sugar
1⁄4 c
vegetable oil
1 pk
broccoli coleslaw mix (8-oz)
1⁄2 c
sliced almonds or unsalted sunflower seeds or a combination

Instructions

Combine the flavor packet from the soup mix with the vinegar, sugar and oil in a 2-quart or larger serving bowl. Using a whisk, beat until well blended. Add the broccoli slaw and Ramen noodles, breaking the noodles into small pieces. Toss well to coat with dressing, then garnish with nuts and seeds as desired. Refrigerate for at least 10 minutes before serving. Fast, fun and delicious!

Cranberry Waldorf Salad

Summary

Yield
6 Servings
SourceBarbara Apel (1996)
Prep time30 minutes
Cooking time
Total time30 minutes

Ingredients

1 pk
fresh cranberries
3 c
miniature marshmallows
3⁄4 c
sugar
2 c
tart apples (diced, unpared)
1 c
seedless grapes
1⁄2 c
nuts (walnuts or pecans)
1⁄4 t
salt
1 c
whipping cream (whipped)

Instructions

Grind cranberries and combine with marshmallows and sugar. Cover and chill overnight. Add apples, grapes, nuts and salt. Fold in whipped cream and chill.

Bacon Salad Dressing

Summary

Yield
4 Servings
SourceJan Mell (1982)
Prep time5 minutes
Cooking time15 minutes
Total time20 minutes

Ingredients

3 sli
bacon
1⁄4 c
vinegar
1⁄2 t
salt
1 t
sugar

Instructions

Cut bacon into pieces. Cook slowly until crisp. Stir in vinegar and seasonings. Reheat and pour over lettuce, spinach or other salad greens.

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