Salads

Quick & Classy Salad

Summary

Yield
1 Servings
SourceBonnie DeWitt (2000)
Prep time10 minutes
Cooking time
Total time10 minutes

Ingredients

 
mixed salad greens (rinsed and dried)
 
vinaigrette dressing (such as balsamic or red wine vinegar dressing)
 
dried cherries
 
pecans or other nuts (chopped)
 
tomatoes (chopped)

Instructions

Fill a bowl with greens and add cherries, pecans and tomatoes. Top with the dressing.

Pistachio Salad

Summary

Yield
1 Servings
SourceMary Hayes (2002)
Prep time10 minutes
Cooking time
Total time10 minutes

Ingredients

1 ct
whipped topping (9-oz)
1
box INSTANT pistachio pudding
1 cn
crushed pineapple and juice (small)
1 c
miniature marshmallows
1⁄2 c
nuts (chopped)

Instructions

Fold dry pudding into whipped topping. Add remaining ingredients and refrigerate.

Strawberry Salad

Summary

Yield
8 Servings
SourceMarty Prass (1990)
Prep time1 hour, 20 minutes
Cooking time10 minutes
Total time1 hour, 30 minutes

Ingredients

2 pk
strawberry Jello (small pks, or 1 large pk)
1 c
boiling water
1 cn
crushed pineapple (large, drained)
2
bananas (up to 3, mashed)
1⁄2 c
nuts (chopped, optional)
2 pk
frozen strawberries (10-oz pks, thawed)

Instructions

Boil water and mix with Jello. Add everything; mix well and chill until set, or mix all of the above ingredients and chill half of mixture. Once firm, spread 1/2 pint of sour cream over the top. Then pour reserved half of mixture over sour cream. Chill until set.

Sweet Potato Salad

Summary

Yield
4 Servings
SourceSue Lense, Main Library (2006)
Prep time30 minutes
Cooking time5 minutes
Total time35 minutes

Ingredients

2
sweet potatoes or yams
1
green pepper
1
tomato (optional)
1 bn
fresh cilantro, chopped (to taste)
3 clv
garlic, minced
1 ds
cumin
 
juice from one fresh lime
3
green onions (chopped)
2
jalapeño peppers, or hot pepper, minced (to taste)
3
cross-sections fresh ginger, finely chopped
 
Salt to taste
 
Olive oil to taste

Instructions

Boil or microwave sweet potatoes until slightly firm. Chop sweet potatoes, green pepper and tomato into bite-sized pieces. Mix with remaining ingredients and chill.

Broccoli Salad I

Summary

Yield
10 Servings
SourceBev Rhodes (1985)
Prep time30 minutes
Cooking time
Total time30 minutes

Ingredients

2 bn
fresh broccoli
10 sli
bacon (cooked and crumbled)
2⁄3 c
raisins
1⁄2
onion (chopped)
1 c
mayonnaise
1⁄2 c
sugar
2 T
vinegar

Instructions

Wash and cut broccoli into bite-size pieces. Combine broccoli, bacon, raisins and onions. In another bowl, combine mayonnaise, sugar and vinegar. Mix well. Pour dressing over broccoli mixture and toss. Refrigerate 2 hours before serving, toss- ing occasionally.

Christmas Candle Salad

Summary

Yield
1 Servings
SourceMrs. Browning (1971)
Prep time10 minutes
Cooking time
Total time10 minutes

Ingredients

 
Lettuce (1 leaf)
1 sli
pineapple
1⁄2
banana
1
maraschino cherry

Instructions

Put crisp lettuce leaf on plate. For candle base, use 1 slice of pineapple. For candle, use 1/2 banana. Set it upright in the center of the pineapple slice. For the flame, use 1 maraschino cherry. Fasten it on top of the banana with a toothpick. Then glow with good eating!

Celery-Apple Salad

Summary

Yield
4 Servings
SourceMrs. Browning (1970)
Prep time3 hours
Cooking time25 minutes
Total time3 hours, 25 minutes

Ingredients

1 pk
cherry-flavored gelatin (3-oz)
1 c
hot water
1⁄4 c
red cinnamon candies
1⁄2 c
boiling water
1 c
apples (chopped, pared)
1 c
celery (chopped)
1⁄2 c
California walnuts (chopped)

Instructions

Dissolve gelatin in 1 cup hot water. Add cinnamon candies to 1/2 cup boiling water; stir to dissolve. Add enough water to make 1 cup liquid. Add to dissolved gelatin. Cool until partially set. Add remaining ingredients. Pour into individual molds; chill until firm. Serve on crisp lettuce.

Friends Luncheon Chicken Salad (Tuna, Turkey, Etc.)

Summary

Yield
4 Servings
SourceAlice Larrimer (1978)
Prep time10 minutes
Cooking time
Total time10 minutes

Ingredients

1⁄2 c
salad oil
1⁄4 c
vinegar
1⁄4 c
sugar
2 t
salt
1 t
Accent
1⁄2 t
pepper
1
head lettuce (up to 1 1/2 heads)
3
halves chicken breasts (up to 4)
1 cn
Chinese noodles
1 pk
slivered almonds
1⁄4 c
sesame seed (brown)
1 pk
poppy seed (as desired)
3
green onions

Instructions

4 to 6 servings. Mix first six ingredients into dressing. Toss all other ingredients with dressing just before serving.

Corn & Black Bean Salad

Summary

Yield
4 Servings
SourceChristine Minx (1999)
Prep time15 minutes
Cooking time20 minutes
Total time35 minutes

Ingredients

1
onion (small, chopped)
1 T
olive oil
1 cn
black beans (drained and rinsed)
1
box frozen corn (without sauce, partially thawed)
1 cn
chopped green chilies
1 t
ground cumin
2 T
chopped fresh cilantro (or 1 t ground coriander seed)
1⁄2 t
salt
1⁄4 t
black pepper
1⁄8 t
dried red pepper flakes (optional)

Instructions

In deep skillet, sauté onion in olive oil over medium-high heat until soft. Add remaining ingredients and mix well. Heat until warmed through, about 12 minutes. Spices can be increased if you like your food zestier.

Gelatin Christmas Loaf

Summary

Yield
12 Servings
SourceBev Rhodes (1982)
Prep time30 minutes
Cooking time30 minutes
Total time1 hour

Ingredients

1 pk
lime Jello (3-oz)
1 pk
raspberry Jello (3-oz)
1 cn
applesauce (15-oz)
18
graham crackers (double)
1
Dream Whip
3 T
confectioners' sugar
1⁄4 t
almond extract

Instructions

Place lime and raspberry Jello in separate bowls; add 1/2 can of applesauce to each and stir until blended. Place 2 double graham crackers, end to end, on a platter; spread with 1/4 cup lime Jello mixture. Top with one layer of crackers and 1/4 cup raspberry Jello. Continue layering, ending with crackers. Prepare Dream Whip according to package directions omitting the vanilla and adding sugar and almond extract before beating. Spread over top and sides of loaf. Chill at least 30 minutes. May be made a day in advance. Makes 12 to 14 servings.

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