Salads

Fruited Chicken Salad

Summary

Yield
1 Servings
SourceKay Jones (1988)
Prep time20 minutes
Cooking time
Total time20 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 time20 minutes
Cooking time
Total time20 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 time3 hours
Cooking time30 minutes
Total time3 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 time20 minutes
Cooking time
Total time20 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.

Sauerkraut Salad

Summary

Yield
4 Servings
SourceMrs. Weideman (1970)
Prep time10 minutes
Cooking time
Total time10 minutes

Ingredients

1 cn
sauerkraut (rinsed and drained, large can)
1⁄4 c
red onion (chopped)
1⁄4 c
celery (chopped)
1⁄4 c
green pepper (chopped)
1 c
sugar
1⁄2 c
salad oil
1⁄4 c
vinegar

Instructions

Mix in order given and let stand overnight in refrigerator. Can stand a week or more. Good with roast beef or ham.

Lemon-Orange Salad

Summary

Yield
12 Servings
SourceJacque Carbiener (1992)
Prep time1 hour, 20 minutes
Cooking time10 minutes
Total time1 hour, 30 minutes

Ingredients

1 pk
orange Jello (6-oz)
2 1⁄2 c
boiling water
1 cn
crushed pineapple (20-oz, undrained)
1 cn
frozen orange juice concentrate (6-oz, undiluted and thawed)
1 c
cold milk
1 pk
lemon instant pudding (3/4-oz)
1⁄2 pt
whipping cream (whipped)
1 cn
mandarin oranges (drained)

Instructions

Dissolve gelatin in boiling water. Stir in pineapple and orange juice. Pour mixture into a 13 x 9 x 2-inch pan and chill until firm. Combine milk with pudding mix and beat on low speed for 1 to 2 minutes. Fold in whipped cream, spoon over gelatin and garnish with orange sections.

Apple Walnut Salad

Summary

Yield
4 Servings
SourceTerri McKeown, Main Library (2006)
Prep time15 minutes
Cooking time7 minutes
Total time22 minutes

Ingredients

1⁄2 c
walnuts, chopped
1⁄2 c
cranberries
1⁄4 c
balsamic vinegar
1⁄3 c
red onion, chopped
2 T
sugar
1 T
Dijon-style prepared mustard
1 c
vegetable oil
 
Salt and pepper (to taste)
10 c
mixed salad greens (rinsed and dried)
2
apples (cored and sliced thin)
1 c
blue cheese crumbles

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spread walnuts on baking sheet in a single layer. Bake 5-7 minutes until lightly toasted. In a food processor, combine the cranberries, vinegar, onion, sugar and mustard. Pureé until smooth. Gradually add oil and season with salt and pepper. In a salad bowl, toss together the greens, apples and enough of the cranberry mixture to coat. Sprinkle with walnuts and blue cheese. Contributed by: 

Spinach & Bean Sprout Salad

Summary

Yield
10 Servings
SourceStephanie Connor (1986)
Prep time40 minutes
Cooking time
Total time40 minutes

Ingredients

1
bag fresh spinach
1 cn
bean sprouts (16-oz, drained)
10 sli
bacon (crisply cooked, crumbled)
3
hard-cooked eggs (chopped)
3⁄4 c
salad oil
1⁄2 c
sugar
1 c
vinegar
1⁄3 c
catsup
1⁄2 t
salt
1 t
Worcestershire sauce

Instructions

Wash and drain spinach. Combine spinach, bean sprouts, crumbled bacon and eggs. Combine oil, sugar, vinegar, catsup, salt and Worcestershire sauce; blend well. Chill salad and dressing separately before serving.

Ensalada de Nochebuena (Christmas Eve Salad)

Summary

Yield
12 Servings
SourceDr. Ruth Browning (1989)
Prep time25 minutes
Cooking time
Total time25 minutes

Ingredients

4
oranges (cut in thin rounds with peel, seeded)
8
apples (cored and cut in thin rounds with peel)
4
limes (cut in thin rounds with peel, seeded)
4
bananas (peeled and sliced diagonally)
1 c
canned sliced beets with liquid
4
water chestnuts (sliced thin)
1⁄2 c
sugar
1 t
salt
3 T
lemon juice
2
heads lettuce (large, shredded)
4
radishes (2 cut in thin slices, 2 cut in thin strips)
1 c
roasted peanuts

Instructions

Arrange cut fruit, drained beets and water chestnuts in a bowl. Strain beet juice; mix with sugar, salt and lemon juice. Pour mixture over fruits and vegetables in the bowl; marinate for 10 minutes. Drain fruit carefully. Place shredded lettuce on large platter or silver tray. Arrange fruits and vegetables artistically on lettuce bed. Garnish with radishes and peanuts.

Adapted from the Cookbook of the United Nations.

Christmas Olive Wreath

Summary

Yield
10 Servings
SourceMarion Grasso (1973)
Prep time2 hours
Cooking time15 minutes
Total time2 hours, 15 minutes

Ingredients

 
stuffed olives (sliced)
2 pk
lime Jello
1 c
whipped cream
1 cn
crushed pineapple
1⁄2 c
American cheese (grated)
1⁄3 c
nuts (chopped)
1⁄2 c
pimento (chopped)
1⁄2 c
celery (finely chopped)
1⁄4 t
salt

Instructions

Drain pineapple, saving syrup. Heat syrup to boiling and add Jello. Arrange olives in circle in bottom of mold. Add just enough Jello to cover olives and chill until firm. Mix other ingredients and add to remaining Jello. Fold in whipped cream and pour all into mold. Chill until firm.

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