Salads

Winter Salad

Summary

Yield
8 Servings
SourceSharon Hammond (1999)
Prep time
30 minutes
Cooking time
Total time
30 minutes

Ingredients

3⁄4 c
olive oil
3 T
lemon juice
3 T
sherry wine vinegar
1 T
Dijon-style mustard
1⁄8 t
salt
1⁄8 t
pepper
8 c
mixed greens (such as spinach leaves, red leaf lettuce, Boston or Bibb lettuce, torn radicchio, Belgian endive and watercress)
1
red apple (medium, sliced)
2
crisp apples (such as Fuji, Braeburn or York, thinly sliced)
 
toasted pecan halves
 
Crumbled blue cheese
 
dried cranberries or pomegranate seed

Instructions

In a screw-top jar, combine oil, lemon juice, vinegar, mustard, salt and pepper. Cover and shake well. Chill until serving time. Arrange desired greens on 8 salad plates. Top with onions, apples, pecan halves, cheese and dried cranberries or pomegranate seed. Pass dressing.

Quick Artichoke Pasta Salad

Summary

Yield
4 Servings
SourceDebbie Ferguson (1981)
Prep time
20 minutes
Cooking time
10 minutes
Total time
30 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 time
1 hour
Cooking time
15 minutes
Total time
1 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 time
10 minutes
Cooking time
20 minutes
Total time
30 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 time
30 minutes
Cooking time
Total time
30 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 time
30 minutes
Cooking time
Total time
30 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 time
5 minutes
Cooking time
15 minutes
Total time
20 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.

Maurice Salad

Summary

Yield
2 Servings
SourceMargery Howe Smith (1992)
Prep time
20 minutes
Cooking time
Total time
20 minutes

Ingredients

3⁄4
head hearts of crisp lettuce
1⁄2 c
chicken (julienned)
1⁄2 c
baked ham (julienned)
1⁄2 c
Swiss cheese (julienned)
1 t
chives (finely chopped)
1
hard-boiled egg (chopped)
3 T
mayonnaise
2 T
vinegar
3 T
olive oil
1 t
Worcestershire sauce

Instructions

Mix well and serve on chilled plates. Serve directly on plates, not on lettuce leaves. Garnish with 2 pieces of quartered tomatoes and 2 slices of hard-boiled eggs. (A touch of garlic may be added.)

Saucy Carrot Salad

Summary

Yield
10 Servings
SourceMildred Smith (1976)
Prep time
30 minutes
Cooking time
20 minutes
Total time
50 minutes

Ingredients

5 c
carrots (up to 6 c, sliced, 2 lbs whole)
1 t
salt
1 c
green onions (chopped)
1 c
green pepper (chopped)
1 cn
tomato soup (10-oz)
1 c
sugar
1 t
pepper
1⁄2 c
vinegar
1 t
Worcestershire sauce
1⁄2 c
salad oil

Instructions

Scrape carrots. Cook whole 20 minutes. Drain and cool. Cut in crosswise slices. Cover with mixture of other ingredients. Cover and refrigerate at least 12 hours prior to serving. Serves at least 10 to 12 people. Keeps well for several days.

Pineapple & Apricot Salad

Summary

Yield
8 Servings
SourceMrs. Harvey (1970)
Prep time
1 hour, 30 minutes
Cooking time
10 minutes
Total time
1 hour, 40 minutes

Ingredients

2 pk
orange JeIlo
1 cn
apricots, large
1 cn
crushed pineapple, no 2
2 c
hot water
1 c
fruit juice
1⁄2 c
sugar
3 T
flour
1
egg, lightly beaten
2 T
butter
1 pk
Dream Whip

Instructions

Drain pineapple and keep juice. Cut apricots into small pieces. Dissolve Jello in boiling water. Add 1 c reserved juice. Let set until slightly thickened, then stir in fruit. Pour into pan and cool completely. Cook and stir remaining juice, sugar, flour, egg, and butter on low heat to make topping. Let topping cool. Mix into whipped Dream Whip. Spread over set Jello and top with grated American cheese.

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