September 5, 2019 at 12:53 p.m.
GARDEN FRESH SALAD
1 bunch leaf lettuce (green or red)
2 c. packed torn spinach
1 large tomato, cut in 1/2 inch chunks
1/2 c. diced celery
6 fresh mushrooms, sliced
5 bacon strips, cooked crisp, drained and crumbled
1 c. cubed mozzarella cheese
1 c. canola, olive or vegetable oil
3/4 c. sugar
1/4 c. each, vinegar and minced onion
1 T. Worcestershire sauce
1 T. ketchup
1/4 t. salt
In a large bowl, combine the first five ingredients of salad mixture. Chill. Combine dressing ingredients. Just before serving, fold in cheese, bacon and dressing. Makes six to eight servings.
This salad recipe can easily be cut in half to serve four to five.
FRESH FRUIT SALAD
4 c. fresh strawberries
2 c. fresh blueberries
2-3 kiwi fruits, peeled and sliced about 1/2 inch thick
2 c. green crapes
2 bananas, sliced about 1/2 inch thick
1 6 oz. carton, plain or vanilla yogurt
2 t. lemon juice
1 t. sugar
1/2 t. vanilla
In large bowl, combine first four fruit ingredients. In a small bowl, combine all dressing ingredients. Just before serving, gently fold in bananas. Drizzle dressing over salad. Transfer to a pretty salad bowl. Makes eight to 10 servings.
This recipe has a couple of fruits that are not usually found in chicken salad. You will like it!
FRUITED CHICKEN SALAD
2 c. cooked, cubed chicken
1-1/2-2 c. fresh blueberries
1 c. diced celery
1 c. green grapes
2 c. cantaloupes, cut in 3/4 inch chunks
1/2 c. sliced almonds
1/2 c. mayonnaise
1/4 c. sour cream
4 t. lemon juice
1-1/2 t. sugar
1/2 t. ginger
1/4 t. salt, optional
In a large bowl, combine all salad ingredients except almonds. In a small bowl, combine all dressing ingredients. Pour over chicken mixture; add almonds and fold in gently. Makes six servings.
2 medium cucumbers
1/2 c. sour cream
2 T. salad dressing
1 T. vinegar
2 t. minced onion
1-2 T. diced pimiento
Peel and slice cucumber about 1/2 inch thick; set aside. Combine dressing ingredients in a medium bowl. Stir in cucumbers. Makes four to five servings.
Note: Many recipes, especially salad recipes, call for balsamic vinegar, white or red wine vinegar, Dijon mustard or honey. These are not expensive ingredients and add so much flavor to the food you are preparing.
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