Salads

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.

Strawberry & Onion Salad

Summary

Yield
4 Servings
SourceAnn Moore (2003)
Prep time
20 minutes
Cooking time
Total time
20 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 time
20 minutes
Cooking time
15 minutes
Total time
35 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 time
1 hour
Cooking time
15 minutes
Total time
1 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.

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