Salads

Hungarian Cucumber Salad

Summary

Yield
2 Servings
SourceMary Kirchner (1972)
Prep time
3 hours, 20 minutes
Cooking time
Total time
3 hours, 20 minutes

Ingredients

1
cucumber (large, peeled and grated)
1 t
water
1 t
sugar
1 T
white vinegar
1⁄2 t
paprika
1 t
salt (optional depending on how salted the cucumbers are. You can wait until the very end and then add salt, if needed)
1⁄2 c
sour cream (up to 3/4 c)

Instructions

Generously salt the grated cucumber and let stand in room temperature for at least 3 hours. Mix remaining ingredients well. Squeeze water out of cucumbers and add to dressing. Sprinkle top with paprika.

Perfection Salad

Summary

Yield
8 Servings
SourceNancy Fogle (2004)
Prep time
1 hour
Cooking time
10 minutes
Total time
1 hour, 10 minutes

Ingredients

1 pk
lemon gelatin (3-oz)
1 pk
lime gelatin (3-oz)
1⁄2 c
sugar
1⁄4 c
vinegar
1 3⁄4 c
water
1⁄2 c
celery (chopped)
1⁄2 c
cabbage (chopped)
1⁄2 c
carrots (grated)
1 cn
crushed pineapple (small, drained)
1 c
cold water

Instructions

Cook first 5 ingredients until dissolved. Cool and add the remaining ingredients. Chill well.

Watermelon and Cantaloupe Salad

Summary

Yield
4 Servings
SourceKaren Joswick, Main Library (2006)
Prep time
25 minutes
Cooking time
5 minutes
Total time
30 minutes

Ingredients

1⁄2 c
water
1 c
sugar
1 bn
fresh mint, chopped
1⁄4 c
lemon juice
1⁄8 t
amaretto
2 c
watermelon balls
2 c
cantalope balls

Instructions

Make a simple syrup by combining water and sugar in a saucepan over medium heat. Bring to boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes until sugar has dissolved. Take pan off heat and cool.

In blender, combine mint, lemon juice, 1/4 cup simple syrup and Amaretto. Blend until smooth to make dressing. In large bowl, combine watermelon and cantaloupe. Add dressing and toss.

Refrigerate remaining simple syrup for another use.

"Super Bowl" Salad

Summary

Yield
6 Servings
SourceMrs. Stienhaus (1971)
Prep time
30 minutes
Cooking time
Total time
30 minutes

Ingredients

1
bag fresh spinach (wash and drain)
1 cn
bean sprouts (drained)
2 cn
water chestnuts (drained and sliced)
6 sli
bacon (crisply fried)
2
hard-cooked eggs (chopped)
1 c
salad oil
1⁄4 c
cider vinegar
1⁄3 c
ketchup
1 T
Worcestershire sauce
3⁄4 c
sugar
1
onion (grated)

Instructions

Toss first five ingredients in large bowl. Shake all remaining ingredients in a large jar for dressing. Poor dressing over salad and toss. Even confirmed spinach haters have praised this salad!

Orzo Pasta Salad

Summary

Yield
4 Servings
SourceDiane Merkle (1998)
Prep time
5 minutes
Cooking time
15 minutes
Total time
20 minutes

Ingredients

2 c
orzo pasta
 
chicken broth
 
fresh parsley (cut in sm. pieces)
 
pine nuts (toasted)
2 t
oil
2 clv
garlic

Instructions

Cook 2 cups orzo pasta in chicken broth. In a skillet, heat 2 teaspoons of oil with 2 buds of garlic. Once hot, remove the garlic buds. Mix the pasta, oil, parsley and toasted pine nuts. Serve cold.

Tomato Aspic

Summary

Yield
6 Servings
SourceMrs. Rhine (1971)
Prep time
4 hours
Cooking time
20 minutes
Total time
4 hours, 20 minutes

Ingredients

1
Knox gelatin (envelope)
3 1⁄2 c
V8 juice (divided)
1 pk
lemon jello
2 T
vinegar
1
lemon
 
salt (to taste)
 
vegetables (chopped, optional)
 
Tabasco sauce (optional)
 
horseradish (optional)

Instructions

Let gelatin soften. Heat 1 cup V8. Add 1 package lemon Jello. When dissolved, add the softened gelatin. Add 2 1/2 cups cold V8, 2 tablespoons vinegar, grated rind and juice of 1 lemon. Salt. Can add chopped vegetables, if desired. A few drops Tabasco sauce, a little horseradish is nice added.

Fruited Chicken Salad

Summary

Yield
1 Servings
SourceKay Jones (1988)
Prep time
20 minutes
Cooking time
Total time
20 minutes

Ingredients

2 c
cooked chicken chunks
1 1⁄2 c
strawberries (halved)
1 c
pineapple chunks (well drained)
1 c
green grapes
1 c
celery (diced)
1⁄2 c
Miracle Whip
1⁄3 T
ginger
1⁄3 T
salt (optional)
 
mandarin oranges (optional)

Instructions

To serve, place mixed greens (lettuce-spinach) on salad plate. Pass chicken/fruit salad. Add pineapple and oranges just before serving. Top with toasted walnuts or almonds.

Calico Corn Salad

Summary

Yield
4 Servings
SourceBarb Apel (2003)
Prep time
20 minutes
Cooking time
Total time
20 minutes

Ingredients

1 pk
frozen corn (16-oz)
2
zucchini (diced)
1
red pepper (diced)
1 cn
chopped green chilies (4-oz)
1
onion (medium, chopped)
1⁄3 c
olive oil
1⁄8 c
lime juice
1 T
cider vinegar
1 1⁄2 t
ground cumin
3⁄4 t
salt
1⁄2 t
pepper
1⁄4 t
garlic salt

Instructions

In a bowl, toss corn, zucchini, red pepper, chilies and onion. In a jar with a tight- fitting lid, combine remaining ingredients; shake well. Pour over salad and stir gently. Chill for several hours or overnight.

Christmas Salad II

Summary

Yield
10 Servings
SourceEstelle Scott (1999)
Prep time
3 hours
Cooking time
30 minutes
Total time
3 hours, 30 minutes

Ingredients

1 t
vegetable oil
1 pk
sparkling white grape gelatin
1 pk
lime gelatin
1 pk
cranberry-raspberry gelatin
1 pk
frozen raspberries (slightly thawed)
1 pk
Cool Whip (8-oz, regular or lite)
1 cn
green maraschino cherries (or jar, chopped into quarters)
1 cn
red maraschino cherries (or jar, left whole)

Instructions

Mix white grape gelatin according to package directions. Use ice cubes to make up the second cup of water to make the mixture set faster. Add Cool Whip and pour into a bundt pan or other deep mold wiped with the vegetable oil. Let set until almost firm. Mix lime gelatin according to package directions, again using ice cubes. Let set until syrupy and stir in chopped green cherries. Gently pour on top of first layer and let set until almost firm. Mix cranberry-raspberry gelatin according to package directions, again using ice cubes. Let set until syrupy and stir in frozen raspberries. Gently pour on top of second layer and let set until firm. To serve, turn mold out onto serving plate and place whole red cherries evenly on the top of the white layer. Press them into the gelatin slightly to make sure they don’t fall off.

Platter Salad

Summary

Yield
8 Servings
SourceBarb Apel (2004)
Prep time
20 minutes
Cooking time
Total time
20 minutes

Ingredients

1
head of lettuce
1⁄2 c
celery (chopped)
1
onion (chopped)
1 c
sour cream
1⁄2 c
sugar
1⁄2 c
Miracle Whip
2 T
vinegar
 
bacon bits
 
Parmesan cheese (grated)

Instructions

Break up lettuce in a 9 x 13-inch pan. Sprinkle onion and celery over lettuce. Mix sour cream and sugar; pour over lettuce. Mix Miracle Whip and vinegar. Pour over salad. Do not toss! Sprinkle with bacon, then Parmesan cheese. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours or overnight.

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