Salads

Maurice Salad

Summary

Yield
2 Servings
SourceMargery Howe Smith (1992)
Prep time20 minutes
Cooking time
Total time20 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 time30 minutes
Cooking time20 minutes
Total time50 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 time1 hour, 30 minutes
Cooking time10 minutes
Total time1 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.

Strawberry & Onion Salad

Summary

Yield
4 Servings
SourceAnn Moore (2003)
Prep time20 minutes
Cooking time
Total time20 minutes

Ingredients

1
head iceberg lettuce (or 1 bag mixed greens)
1 bn
spinach
1
red onion (small, thinly sliced)
1 cn
mandarin oranges (11-oz, chilled and drained)
1 q
strawberries (chilled, stemmed and sliced)
1
jar sweet and sour or poppy seed dressing (8-oz)

Instructions

Tear lettuce and spinach into a salad bowl. Add the onion slices, oranges and strawberries. Toss with enough salad dressing to coat ingredients.

Tortellini & Kidney Bean Salad

Summary

Yield
4 Servings
SourceTracie Steele (2004)
Prep time20 minutes
Cooking time15 minutes
Total time35 minutes

Ingredients

1 pk
fresh cheese tortellini
1⁄2 t
sugar
1⁄2 t
dried Italian herb seasoning
1⁄8 t
pepper
3 T
balsamic or cider vinegar
3 T
olive oil
1⁄3 c
red onion (chopped)
1 cn
kidney beans (15 1/2-oz can, rinsed and drained)
1
cucumber (quartered and sliced)
2 T
fresh parsley (chopped)

Instructions

Cook tortellini according to package directions. Rinse with cold water and drain. In a large bowl, mix together sugar, Italian herb seasoning, pepper, vinegar and olive oil. Add tortellini, onion, kidney beans, cucumber and parsley. Toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours.

Cranberry Salad

Summary

Yield
6 Servings
SourceMrs. Troyer (1971)
Prep time1 hour
Cooking time15 minutes
Total time1 hour, 15 minutes

Ingredients

1 pk
cherry Jello (may substitute strawberry or red raspberry)
1⁄2
apple (diced)
1 c
cranberries
1⁄2 c
crushed pineapple
1⁄2
orange
1⁄4 c
sugar

Instructions

Dissolve Jello in 2 cups water according to package. Put cranberries and orange with rind in food chopper. Mix with diced apple, crushed pineapple and sugar. Spoon mixture into Jello. Chill until set.

Spinach, Pear and Pancetta Salad

Summary

Yield
5 Servings
SourceLenore Mastracci, Main Library (2008)
Prep time15 minutes
Cooking time5 minutes
Total time20 minutes

Ingredients

2 oz
pancetta or bacon, coarsely chopped
1
small shallot, minced
3 T
extra virgin olive oil
1 1⁄2 T
sherry vinegar
1⁄2 t
Dijon mustard
1⁄2 t
fresh thyme, finely chopped
 
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
5 oz
baby spinach leaves, washed well and dried thoroughly
1
Bosc pear, cored and thinly sliced
2 oz
fresh, mild goat cheese, crumbled

Instructions

In a small frying pan over medium high heat, cook pancetta until crisp, stirring often, 2-3 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel to drain. Discard all but 1/2 tablespoon fat from pan. Add shallot and stir over medium high heat until soft, 1-2 minutes. Remove from heat and whisk in oil, vinegar, mustard and thyme. Season with salt and pepper. Put spinach and sliced pear in a large bowl and gently toss with dressing. Arrange salad on plate. Crumble goat cheese on top and sprinkle with pancetta. 

Mediterranean Potato Salad

Summary

Yield
8 Servings
SourceElaine McClinn (1998)
Prep time20 minutes
Cooking time20 minutes
Total time40 minutes

Ingredients

6
red skin potatoes (up to 8, medium sized)
2 c
cherry tomatoes (halved)
1 c
parsley (chopped)
1
onion (medium, thinly sliced)
1 t
dried oregano
1 1⁄4 c
Italian dressing

Instructions

Boil potatoes until medium-well done. Pierce with knife. Plunge into cold water, then slice. Combine remaining ingredients and pour over potatoes. Toss gently. May serve immediately or chill. May add sliced zucchini or yellow squash for taste and color.

Holiday Waldorf Salad

Summary

Yield
4 Servings
SourceEstelle Scott (1997)
Prep time1 hour, 10 minutes
Cooking time
Total time1 hour, 10 minutes

Ingredients

4
celery stalks (sliced or diced)
 
Miracle Whip Lite (to thoroughly moisten)
4
apples (cored and diced)
1 c
pecan pieces
1 cn
mandarin oranges
2
green onions (sliced crosswise)
1⁄2 c
whole cranberry sauce

Instructions

Clean and cut up fruit, celery and onion. Mix with Miracle Whip Light, cranberry sauce and pecan pieces. Chill at least 1 hour to let flavors blend. Serve in lettuce cups. May be prepared a day in advance.

Everything-But-the-Kitchen-Sink Chicken Pasta Salad

Summary

Yield
6 Servings
SourceMary Szymkowiak (1995)
Prep time20 minutes
Cooking time15 minutes
Total time35 minutes

Ingredients

1 cn
white meat chicken (or 1 chicken breast grilled and chopped into small pieces)
3 c
pasta shells, cooked (small, up to 4 c)
1 c
raisins
3⁄4 c
celery (chopped)
3⁄4 c
carrots (chopped)
3⁄4 c
walnut pieces (chopped)
3⁄4 c
apple (chopped)
3⁄4 c
Claussen's dill pickles (chopped)
1⁄2 c
green onions (chopped)
1⁄2 c
tomato (chopped)
1 ds
lemon juice
1⁄2 t
lemon-pepper seasoning
1⁄4 t
garlic salt
2 T
Newman's Own olive oil and vinegar salad dressing (up to 3 T)

Instructions

Precook pasta shells; drain and rinse with cold water. Allow shells to cool, then mix with other ingredients. Toss mixture with salad dressing just before serving.

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