Salads

Layered Salad II

Summary

Yield
12 Servings
SourceHeather Phalen (1980)
Prep time
8 hours, 20 minutes
Cooking time
Total time
8 hours, 20 minutes

Ingredients

4 c
Iceberg lettuce (1 head, chopped)
1 c
celery (chopped)
1⁄2 c
green onions (chopped)
1⁄2 c
green pepper (chopped)
1 pk
frozen green peas (10-oz, cooked, drained and cooled)
2 1⁄2 c
diced chicken (diced)
1 cn
water chestnuts (8-oz, drained and sliced)
1 1⁄2 c
mayonnaise
3⁄4 c
Parmesan cheese (grated)
1 lb
bacon (fried crisp and crumbled)

Instructions

In a 9 x 13-inch pan, layer all ingredients, beginning with lettuce and ending with bacon. Cover and refrigerate 8 hours. Cut into squares to serve.

Tabouli/Cracked Wheat Salad

Summary

Yield
4 Servings
SourceLaura Griffin (1995)
Prep time
1 hour, 20 minutes
Cooking time
Total time
1 hour, 20 minutes

Ingredients

2 c
cracked wheat (bulgur)
4
tomatoes (chopped, large)
2 bn
scallions ( finely chopped, about 1 c)
2
cucumbers (small, peeled and chopped)
 
Juice of 2 lemons (about 6 T)
1 t
salt
6 T
fresh parsley (chopped)
3 T
fresh mint (chopped, or 1 T dried mint)
6
leaves romaine lettuce
1⁄2 c
olive oil

Instructions

Place cracked wheat in a colander and rinse under cold running water. Squeeze with your hands to remove excess water and drain 1 hour. In a large mixing bowl, combine cracked wheat with all remaining ingredients except lettuce. Line a salad bowl with lettuce leaves and add cracked wheat mixture. Chill before serving. Serves 4 to 6.

Raspberry Jello Salad

Summary

Yield
8 Servings
SourceCele Claffey (1972)
Prep time
8 hours
Cooking time
10 minutes
Total time
8 hours, 10 minutes

Ingredients

2 pk
red raspberry Jello
2 pk
frozen red raspberries
6 oz
cream cheese
1⁄2 c
coffee cream (scant)
2 c
mini marshmallows

Instructions

Dissolve Jello in 2 cups boiling water. Add the 2 packages of frozen raspberries and let set. Mix the remaining ingredients the night before: whip cheese and cream together; stir in marshmallows well. Let sit overnight. May still be slightly runny in the morning. Spread Jello and let sit at least 3 or 4 hours before serving.

Sandra Lee’s Grilled Tomato Salad

Summary

Yield
4 Servings
SourceChristine Minx, Main Library (2007)
Prep time
5 minutes
Cooking time
10 minutes
Total time
15 minutes

Ingredients

1 pt
yellow cherry tomatoes
1⁄4 c
French vinaigrette salad dressing
1⁄4 c
feta cheese, crumbled
2
green onions, sliced
1
head endive

Instructions

Preheat grill to medium-high. Thread tomatoes onto skewers. Brush with vinaigrette and place on grill. Cook 5 to 7 minutes or until some begin to burst and get charred. In a medium bowl, combine tomatoes, feta cheese, green onions and remaining dressing.

Arrange endive leaves around serving platter in a flower petal pattern, with one end of each leaf touching in the center. Mound the tomato mixture in the center of the plate.

Broccoli & Raisin Salad

Summary

Yield
6 Servings
SourceMarcia Baum (1988)
Prep time
30 minutes
Cooking time
Total time
30 minutes

Ingredients

1 c
Salad dressing
1 c
mayonnaise
3⁄4 c
sugar
1⁄3 c
vinegar
1 bn
broccoli (bite-size pieces)
1 lb
crisp fried bacon (bite-size pieces, drain very well)
1
head cauliflower (bite-size pieces)
2
onions (chopped fine)
 
nuts (chopped, to taste)
1 pk
raisins ( 8-oz)

Instructions

Combine first four ingredients for dressing; mix well and set aside. Combine remaining ingredients for salad. Add dressing, toss and serve.

Frozen Cranberry Salad

Summary

Yield
4 Servings
SourceMrs. Weideman (1970)
Prep time
5 minutes
Cooking time
Total time
5 minutes

Ingredients

1 cn
whole cranberry sauce
1 cn
crushed pineapple (8- or 9-oz can)
1 c
sour cream

Instructions

Mix together all ingredients. Put in refrigerator tray and freeze. Remove from freezer about 20 minutes before serving so it won’t be too hard. Serve on lettuce leaf.

Westwood Salad Dressing

Summary

Yield
20 Servings
SourceDebby Myers (1980)
Prep time
5 minutes
Cooking time
Total time
5 minutes

Ingredients

2 c
oil
1 c
sugar
2⁄3 c
vinegar
3⁄4 c
catsup
1 1⁄2 T
Worcestershire sauce
1 t
salt
1
onion (medium)

Instructions

Put all ingredients in blender. Makes 1 quart.

Hot Chinese Chicken Salad

Summary

Yield
4 Servings
SourceBev Rhodes (1978)
Prep time
30 minutes
Cooking time
30 minutes
Total time
1 hour

Ingredients

4
chicken breasts (skinned, boned, cut into 1-inch pieces)
1⁄4 c
cornstarch
 
vegetable oil
1 cn
chicken broth (10 3/4-oz can )
1⁄8 t
garlic powder
1
ripe tomato (large, cut into chunks)
1⁄3 c
water chestnuts (sliced)
1 cn
sliced mushrooms (4-oz can, drained)
1 c
green onion (coarsely chopped)
1 c
celery (slant-sliced )
1⁄4 c
soy sauce
1 c
Lettuce (finely shredded, optional)
 
rice

Instructions

Roll chicken in cornstarch. In skillet, heat small amount of oil over medium-high heat. Add chicken; quickly brown. Sprinkle with garlic powder. Add 1 can chicken broth. Simmer while preparing vegetables. Add next 5 ingredients. Stir in soy sauce. Cover; reduce heat and cook 5 minutes, or until vegetables are tender crisp. Lightly toss with lettuce, if desired. Serve hot with rice.

Best Ever Coleslaw

Summary

Yield
8 Servings
SourceChristine Minx (2002)
Prep time
2 hours
Cooking time
Total time
2 hours

Ingredients

1
bag cabbage/carrot coleslaw mix
2 T
onion (very finely minced)
1⁄3 c
sugar (or more if you like it sweeter)
1⁄2 t
salt
1⁄8 t
pepper
1⁄2 t
celery seed
1⁄4 c
milk
1⁄2 c
mayonnaise (regular or lowfat)
1⁄4 c
buttermilk (regular or lowfat)
1 1⁄2 T
white vinegar
2 1⁄2 T
lemon juice

Instructions

In large bowl, combine cabbage/carrot mix and onion. In separate smaller bowl, make dressing by combining sugar, salt, pepper, celery seed, milk, mayonnaise, buttermilk, vinegar and lemon juice, beating until smooth. Pour dressing over cabbage mixture and stir to coat. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, then stir before serving. If you like a drier coleslaw, before stirring, drain off some of the dressing that collects at the bottom of the bowl after refrigeration.

Cherry Coke Jello Mold

Summary

Yield
12 Servings
SourceMary Hayes (2002)
Prep time
1 hour, 30 minutes
Cooking time
20 minutes
Total time
1 hour, 50 minutes

Ingredients

1 cn
Bing cherries (dark and seedless, undrained)
2 pk
cherry Jello (small)
1 c
crushed pineapple (drained)
1 c
sugar
1⁄2 c
water
1 cn
Coca-Cola (12-oz)
1⁄2 c
nuts (chopped)

Instructions

Cook cherries with liquid, sugar and water until sugar dissolves. Add Jello; cook until it dissolves. Let cool. Add Coca-Cola, pineapple and nuts. Pour into a 9 x 13-inch pan.

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